Gladius - Easy mode from Responder to Credentials

Gladius provides an automated method for cracking credentials from various sources during an engagement. We currently crack hashes from Responder,, and smart_hashdump.

pip install watchdog
git clone
cd gladius
git clone
cp Hob0Rules/* .
rm -rf Hob0Rules/

Now start the responder session as normal
cd /usr/share/responder

Working with secretsdump
Send results of secretsdump to Gladius for parsing and cracking.
for ip in $(cat ips); do DOMAIN/username:password@$ip > /usr/share/responder/secretsdump_$ip; done

$ python -h
usage: [-h] [-v] [--responder-dir RESPONDER_DIR]
                  [--hashcat HASHCAT] [-r RULESET] [-w WORDLIST] [--no-art]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -v, --verbose         Increased output verbosity
  --responder-dir RESPONDER_DIR
                        Directory to watch for Responder output
  --hashcat HASHCAT     Path to hashcat binary
  -r RULESET, --ruleset RULESET
                        Ruleset to use with hashcat
  -w WORDLIST, --wordlist WORDLIST
                        Wordlist to use with hashcat
  --no-art              Disable the sword ascii art for displaying credentials
                        and default to only text.


The default ruleset is a better best64 ruleset from Julian Dunning ( @hob0man ) of Praetorian. His presentation on the topic can be found below:

Watches responder log for *NTLM*txt files. For each file found, parses output, creates a temp file containing the new hashes, and passes this to hashcat with the correct hash type
To watch for NTLM hashes from hashdump, simply create a file with NTLM hashes from hashdump and drop a file with `hashdump` in its name in the Responder directory.
Note: Will have to manually examine output in `./engagement/responderhander_out/*` to check for results from `hashdump` cracking.

Watches for output from hashcat and exports files with the following format:
Domain Username Password

Example module
To extend Gladius:
  • Create a new Handler class that inherits from GladiusHandler .
  • Add a list of regex matches for your specific file names (or '*' if the filename doesn't matter)
  • Create a process(self, event) function to perform actions on all files matching your pattern.
class YourHandler(GladiusHandler):

    patterns = ['*']

    def process(self, event):
        data = self.get_lines(event)

        # Perform work on data
Add yourself to the handlers list
handlers = [
            (ResponderHandler, args.responder,
            (CredsHandler, ResponderHandler().outpath),
            (YourHandler, CredsHandler().outpath),
            (YourHandler, '/tmp'),

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