hideNsneak - A CLI For Ephemeral Penetration Testing

This application assists in managing attack infrastructure for penetration testers by providing an interface to rapidly deploy, manage, and take down various cloud services. These include VMs, domain fronting, Cobalt Strike servers, API gateways, and firewalls.

Black Hat Arsenal Video Demo Video - https://youtu.be/8YTYScLn7pA

hideNsneak provides a simple interface that allows penetration testers to build ephemeral infrastructure -- one that requires minimal overhead. hideNsneak can:
  • deploy, destroy, and list
    1. Cloud instances via EC2 and Digital Ocean (Google Cloud, Azure, and Alibaba Cloud coming soon)
    2. API Gateway (AWS)
    3. Domain fronts via AWS Cloudfront and Google Cloud Functions (Azure CDN coming soon)
  • Proxy through infrastructure
  • Deploy C2 redirectors
  • Send and receive files
  • Port scanning via NMAP
  • Remote installations of Burp Collab, Cobalt Strike, Socat, LetsEncrypt, GoPhish, and SQLMAP
  • work with teams teams

Running locally
A few disclosures for V 1.0:
  • At this time, all hosts are assumed Ubuntu 16.04 Linux.
  • Setup is done on your local system (Linux and Mac Only). In the future, we're hoping to add on a docker container to decrease initial setup time
  • The only vps providers currently setup are AWS and Digital Ocean
  • You need to make sure that go is installed. Instructions can be found here
  • the GOPATH environment variable MUST be set
  1. Create a new AWS S3 bucket in us-east-1
    • Ensure this is not public as it will hold your terraform state
  2. go get github.com/rmikehodges/hideNsneak
  3. cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/rmikehodges/hideNsneak
  4. ./setup.sh
  5. cp config/example-config.json config/config.json
    • fill in the values
    • aws_access_id, aws_secret_key, aws_bucket_name, public_key, private_key, ec2_user, and do_user are required at minimum
    • all operators working on the same state must have config values filled in all the same fields
    • private and public keys must be the same for each operator
  6. now you can use the program by running ./hidensneak [command]

  • hidensneak help --> run this anytime to get available commands
  • hidensneak instance deploy
  • hidensneak instance destroy
  • hidensneak instance list
  • hidensneak api deploy
  • hidensneak api destroy
  • hidensneak api list
  • hidensneak domainfront enable
  • hidensneak domainfront disable
  • hidensneak domainfront deploy
  • hidensneak domainfront destroy
  • hidensneak domainfront list
  • hidensneak firewall add
  • hidensneak firewall list
  • hidensneak firewall delete
  • hidensneak exec command -c
  • hidensneak exec nmap
  • hidensneak exec socat-redirect
  • hidensneak exec cobaltstrike-run
  • hidensneak exec collaborator-run
  • hidensneak socks deploy
  • hidensneak socks list
  • hidensneak socks destroy
  • hidensneak socks proxychains
  • hidensneak socks socksd
  • hidensneak install burp
  • hidensneak install cobaltstrike
  • hidensneak install socat
  • hidensneak install letsencrypt
  • hidensneak install gophish
  • hidensneak install nmap
  • hidensneak install sqlmap
  • hidensneak file push
  • hidensneak file pull
For all commands, you can run --help after any of them to get guidance on what flags to use.

  • _terraform --> terraform modules
  • _ansible --> ansible roles and playbooks
  • _assets --> random assets for the beauty of this project
  • _cmd --> frontend interface package
  • _deployer --> backend commands and structs
  • main.go --> where the magic happens

IAM Permissions
Google Domain Fronting
  • App Engine API Enabled
  • Cloud Functions API Enabled
  • Project editor or higher permissions

A default security group hideNsneak is made in all AWS regions that is full-open. All instances are configured with iptables to only allow port 22/tcp upon provisioning.
If your program starts throwing terraform errors indicating a resource is not found, then you may need to remove the problematic terraform resources. You can do this by running the following:
cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/rmikehodges/hideNsneak/terraform
terraform state rm <name of problem resource>
This resource will need to be cleaned up manually if it still exists.

Error: configuration for module name here is not present; a provider configuration block is required for all operations
This is usually due to artifacts being left in the state from old deployments. Below are instructions on how to remove those artifacts from your state. If they are live resources, they will need to be manually destroyed via the cloud provider's administration panel.
  • cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/rmikehodges/hideNsneak/terraform
  • terraform state rm <module or resource name>
Error: Error locking state: Error acquiring the state lock: ConditionalCheckFailedException: The conditional request failed status code: 400, request id: P7BUM7NA56LQEJQC20A3SE2SOVVV4KQNSO5AEMVJF66Q9ASUAAJG Lock Info: ID: 4919d588-6b29-4aa7-d917-2bcb67c14ab4
If this does not go away after another user has finished deploying then it is usually due to to Terraform not automatically unlocking your state in the face of errors. This can be fixed by running the following:
  • terraform force-unlock <ID> $GOPATH/src/github.com/rmikehodges/hideNsneak/terraform
Note that this will unlock the state so it may have an adverse affect on any other writes happening in the state so make sure your other users are not actively deploying/destroying anything when you run this.

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