[SET Version 5.0] The Social-Engineer Toolkit "The Wild West"

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) v5.0 codename: The Wild West is a culmination of six months of development, bug squashing, and user feedback. New with this version includes a completely redesigned multiprocessing web server that handles non-rfc compliant HTTP information. The builtin SET web server would on occasion crash when receiving unexpected characters. The new version of the web server is stable, and significantly faster. This version if Kali Linux compliant (FSH) where all information is now moved and removed from src/program_junk and to your ~/.set home directory.

In addition to FSH structuring of SET, we have also added some significant performance and stability updates. For example, traditionally if you launched an attack, you would have to exit out of SET completely then relaunch. The dynamic importing has now changed to fix this and improve the ability to reuse modules.
For a full list of changes, the changelog can be found below:

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* fixed a bug that would cause tabnabbing to throw an exceptions around check_options
* added setcore modules into tabnabbing to allow centralized routines
* fixed a bug that would cause webjacking to throw an exeptions around check_options
* added git clean -fd prior to set update, this will force a clean when pulling the latest files
* fixed a bug that would cause a system not setup properly when installing in setup.py
* fixed a bug on start_dns() upon launch will cause errors on certain systems
* added installation script for putting SET into /usr/bin and /usr/share for FSH compliant installer
* added set-update to the installation path, can type that anywhere now
* added set-automate to the list to be typed in anywhere
* fixed a bug that would cause the java applet method to not work a second time in use (reload)
* rewrote MASSIVE amounts of code to no longer use src/program_junk for storage of applications, its now all under ~./set
* fixed a os.chdir issue when using it to spawn a web server during java applet, moved to multi processing instead of threading.thread
* fixed a bug that caused credential harvester to throw an exceptions with the new ~./.set directory structure
* centralized setdir into the main repository to handle it through there and to call the ~/.set directory
* added additional passwords to wordlist.txt used for fast-track mssql brute forcing
* fixed a mssql access bug that would cause fast-track to error out if unspecified IP was added
* removed the pymssql check from the initial SET start and onto Fast-Track since it’s only used there
* turned java repeater to ON by default, much better success rate in SE pentesting
* rewrote large portions of payloadgen to incorporate the changes to the new ~/.set path variables
* added a new file structure to launch set called se-toolkit. The set executable is now depricated and should no longer be used – to launch set just type ./se-toolkit
* updated the setup.py installation to be more robust when performing installations (windows, etc.)
* moved all of the reporting structures within SET to the new ~/.set directory
* added a checkup routine in set and se-toolkit to check for the reports directory
* fixed a bug that would cause multi powershell injection to trigger even when using the powershell menu, it will just generate one now
* fixed an issue that could cause powershell injection to not work properly using the fast patch method
* fixed an issue that would cause definepath to not be specified when using the SE Toolkit Interactive shell
* fixed relative path issues in sccm_main and powershell teensy vectors to point to new .set directory
* fixed an issue that would cause the SE toolkit to hang on a weird bug when importing binascii – moved binascii to main import above and no longer hung
* fixed a before assignment error when using the windows debug conversion in the fast-track mssql menu (meta_path reference)
* changed reports directory within the teensy side to move to ~/.set/reports
* moved the report_generator in harvester to pull and report on the new ~/.set reports structure
* fixed an issue where webjacking would not post properly on certain websites (index2.html conflict issue)
* added the Metasploit MS13-009-IE SLayoutrun Use After Free Exploit to the Metasploit Brwoser Exploit attacks
* fixed a parsing issue with the JMX bean exploit in the SET menu text from appearing to be on one line
* added a new description on setting up sendmail for Kali Linux
* added a check for multi powershell injection and check for solo instances through powershell teensy and not to generate a ton
* changed the email handler from control-c to END instead. Control-C will break multiprocessing within src.html.spawn and this is the proper way to do it
* cleaned up setcore with old code and optimized other areas of the code base
* reduced the description of the allports payload when selecting in web attack method
* added a completely new and redesigned multi threaded and multiprocessing web server – should be significantly faster with less bugs and crashing when handling non-rfc compliant HTTP requests
* optimized applet load time to be much more efficent when being loaded into the web attack vector (about 4 seconds improvement)
* rewrote exceptions handler for the new web server to check to see if anything is running on port 80 when starting
* turned java repeater to on by default – more stable and tested on multiple platforms
* fixed an issue that would cause the java applet web cloner to fail upon running it twice – added reload(module) option to fix the bug
* fixed an issue that caused powershell.prep to not load if used twice
* fixed an import error when using powershell injection through the main menu
* changed initial set menu in powershell to be the standard setprompt
* changed the default port to 443 on powershell delivery in the set option number 10
* fixed an issue that would cause the powershell injection to spawn on port 22 versus 443 as specified
* removed the man left in the middle attack – no longer in use, outdated and not maintained
* removed beautifulsoup as a dependancy for SET due to the removal of man left in the middle
* added the ability to call the web server and stop it based on stop_server()



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