A long time ago, I started writing a tool to look for local privilege escalation vectors on Windows systems – e.g. weak permissions on files, directories, service registy keys.  I never quite got round to finishing it, but the project could still be useful to pentesters and auditors in its current part-finished state. I’d suggest giving it a […]


Gateway-finder is a scapy script that will help you determine which of the systems on the local LAN has IP forwarding enabled and which can reach the Internet. This can be useful during Internal pentests when you want to quickly check for unauthorised routes to the Internet (e.g. rogue wireless access points) or routes to other […]


timing-attack-checker is a simple PERL script that helps you check for timing attacks. The most common form of timing attack I’ve noticed while pentesting is that the server may take longer to respond to a valid username than to an invalid username.  This can be handy for bruteforcing a list of valid usernames.  I’ll work […]

Bootparamd Client for Linux

See this blog post for download link and installation instructions.

Rexd Client For Linux

Full details about “on”, the rexd client can be found on this blog post.


ident-user-enum is a simple PERL script to query the ident service (113/TCP) in order to determine the owner of the process listening on each TCP port of a target system. This can help to prioritise target service during a pentest (you might want to attack services running as root first).  Alternatively, the list of usernames […]


Unix-privesc-checker is a script that runs on Unix systems (tested on Solaris 9, HPUX 11, Various Linuxes, FreeBSD 6.2).  It tries to find misconfigurations that could allow local unprivilged users to escalate privileges to other users or to access local apps (e.g. databases). It is written as a single shell script so it can be […]


This tool reads the output of “showrev -p” on Solaris machines and outputs a list of exploits that you might want to try.  It currently focusses on local exploitation of Solaris 8 on SPARC, but other version of Solaris are partially supported. Features The current version of exploit-suggester has the following features: Restrict search to […]


This tool is designed for those situations during a pentest where you have upload access to a webserver that’s running PHP, you want an interactive shell, but the Firewall is doing proper egress and ingress filtering – so bindshells and reverse shells won’t work. Upload php-findsock-shell to somewhere in the web root then run it […]


This tool is designed for those situations during a pentest where you have upload access to a webserver that’s running PHP.  Upload this script to somewhere in the web root then run it by accessing the appropriate URL in your browser.  The script will open an outbound TCP connection from the webserver to a host […]