sshhipot - High-Interaction MitM SSH Honeypot

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


High-interaction SSH honeypot (ok, it's really a logging ssh proxy).

Still more or less a work-in-progress. Feel free to go install this repository if you'd like to try it. Run it with -h to see more options. In particular, logging is kinda rough.
One of these days there'll be better documentation, really.

The general idea is that sshlowpot runs somewhere between the attacker and the real SSH server such that the attacker logs into the honeypot, and the honeypot logs into the server.

Installation
go install github.com/magisterquis/sshhipot
If you don't have go available, feel free to ask me (or someone who does) for compiled binaries. They can be made for a bunch of different platforms.

Config
Most of the options should be useable as-is. The ones I expect will need to be configured:
Option Use
-ck SSH identity file (i.e. id_rsa ) to use to authenticate to the server.
-cs Server's address. Can be loopback, even.
-cu Ok, maybe root wasn't a great default. test is probably better.
-p Try 123456 or something more common than hunter2 . Also see the -pf flag.
Please note by default the server listens on port 2222. You'll have to use pf or iptables or whatever other firewall to redirect the port. It's probably a really bad idea to run it as root. Don't do that.

There is a general log which goes to stdout. More granular logs go in a directory named conns by default ( -d flag). At the moment, the granular logs also go to stderr.




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