Python libraries developed to interact with remote servers running different services like FTP, HTTP, SSH can be used to launch/automate different attacks. In this section, we will cover different types of live servers and perform interaction/attacks on those using Python.


What will you learn?


  • Automating interaction with FTP, SSH, HTTP servers

  • Automating Nmap scans


References:


  1. FTPlib documentation (https://docs.python.org/3/library/ftplib.html)

  2. Paramiko (http://www.paramiko.org/)

  3. Python-nmap (https://xael.org/pages/python-nmap-en.html)  

  4. PExpect documentation (https://pexpect.readthedocs.io/en/stable/)


Labs Covered:


  • Attacking FTP Servers

    In this lab, you will learn to perform dictionary attacks and automate interaction on the FTP server using the ftplib Python library.


  • Attacking SSH Servers

    In this lab, you will learn to perform dictionary attacks and automate interaction on the SSH server using the paramiko Python library.


  • Attacking Web Portals

    In this lab, you will learn to perform dictionary attacks and automate interaction on the web server using the request and beautiful soup Python libraries.


  • Automating Nmap Scans

    In this lab, you will learn to automate Nmap scans using Python-nmap Python library.


  • Automating FTP Interaction

    In this lab, you will learn to automate interaction with an FTP server using the pexpect Python library.


  • Banner and Information Grabbing

    In this lab, you will learn to perform banner grabbing and fingerprinting different services using various Python libraries and socket programming.

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Attacking FTP Servers

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Attacking SSH Servers

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Attacking Web Portals

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Automating Nmap Scans

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Automating FTP Interaction

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SSH Worm [Python]

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Banner and Information Grabbing