Celerystalk - An Asynchronous Enumeration and Vulnerability Scanner


celerystalk helps you automate your network scanning/enumeration process with asynchronous jobs (aka tasks) while retaining full control of which tools you want to run.
  • Configurable - Some common tools are in the default config, but you can add any tool you want
  • Service Aware - Uses nmap/nessus service names rather than port numbers to decide which tools to run
  • Scalable - Designed for scanning multiple hosts, but works well for scanning one host at a time
  • VirtualHosts - Supports subdomain recon and virtualhost scanning
  • Job Control - Supports canceling, pausing, and resuming of tasks, inspired by Burp scanner
  • Screenshots Automatically takes screenshots of every url identified via brute force (gobuster) and spidering (Photon)

Install/Setup
  • Supported Operating Systems: Kali
  • Supported Python Version: 2.x
You must install and run celerystalk as root
# git clone https://github.com/sethsec/celerystalk.git
# cd celerystalk/setup
# ./install.sh
# cd ..
# ./celerystalk -h
You must install and run celerystalk as root

Using celerystalk - The basics
[CTF/HackTheBox mode] - How to scan a host by IP
# nmap 10.10.10.10 -Pn -p- -sV -oX tenten.xml                       # Run nmap
# ./celerystalk workspace create -o /htb                            # Create default workspace and set output dir
# ./celerystalk import -f tenten.xml                                # Import scan 
# ./celerystalk db services                                         # If you want to see what services were loaded
# ./celerystalk scan                                                # Run all enabled commands
# ./celerystalk query watch (then Ctrl+c)                           # Watch scans as move from pending > running > complete
# ./celerystalk report                                              # Generate report
# firefox /htb/celerystalkReports/Workspace-Report[Default.html] &  # View report 
[Vulnerability Assessment Mode] - How to scan a list of in-scope hosts/networks and any subdomains that resolve to any of the in-scope IPs
# nmap -iL client-inscope-list.txt -Pn -p- -sV -oX client.xml       # Run nmap
# ./celerystalk workspace create -o /assessments/client             # Create default workspace and set output dir
# ./celerystalk import -f client.xml -S scope.txt                   # Import scan and scope files
# ./celerystalk subdomains -d client.com,client.net            # Find subdomains and determine if in scope
# ./celerystalk scan                                                # Run all enabled commands
# ./celerystalk query watch (then Ctrl+c)                           # Wait for scans to finish
# ./celerystalk report                                              # Generate report
# firefox <path>/celerystalkReports/Workspace-Report[Default].html &# View report 
[URL Mode] - How to scan a a URL (Use this mode to scan sub-directories found during first wave of scans).
# ./celerystalk workspace create -o /assessments/client             # Create default workspace and set output dir
# ./celerystalk scan -u http://10.10.10.10/secret_folder/           # Run all enabled commands
# ./celerystalk query watch (then Ctrl+c)                           # Wait for scans to finish
# ./celerystalk report                                              # Generate report
# firefox <path>/celerystalkReports/Workspace-Report[Default].html &# View report 

Using celerystalk - Some more detail
  1. Configure which tools you'd like celerystalk to execute: The install script drops a config.ini file in the celerystalk folder. The config.ini script is broken up into three sections:
    Service Mapping - The first section normalizes Nmap & Nessus service names for celerystalk (this idea was created by @codingo_ in Reconnoitre AFAIK).
    [nmap-service-names]
    http = http,http-alt,http-proxy,www,http?
    https = ssl/http,https,ssl/http-alt,ssl/http?
    ftp = ftp,ftp?
    mysql = mysql
    dns = dns,domain,domain
    Domain Recon Tools - The second section defines the tools you'd like to use for subdomain discovery (an optional feature):
    [domain-recon]
    amass               : /opt/amass/amass -d [DOMAIN]
    sublist3r           : python /opt/Sublist3r/sublist3r.py -d [DOMAIN]
    Service Configuration - The rest of the confi.ini sections define which commands you want celerystalk to run for each identified service (i.e., http, https, ssh).
    • Disable any command by commenting it out with a ; or a #.
    • Add your own commands using [TARGET],[PORT], and [OUTPUT] placeholders.
    Here is an example:
    [http]
    whatweb             : whatweb http://[TARGET]:[PORT] -a3 --colour=never > [OUTPUT].txt
    cewl                : cewl http://[TARGET]:[PORT]/ -m 6 -w [OUTPUT].txt
    curl_robots         : curl http://[TARGET]:[PORT]/robots.txt --user-agent 'Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.google.com/bot.html)' --connect-timeout 30 --max-time 180  > [OUTPUT].txt
    nmap_http_vuln      : nmap -sC -sV -Pn -v -p [PORT] --script=http-vuln* [TARGET] -d -oN [OUTPUT].txt -oX [OUTPUT].xml --host-timeout 120m --script-timeout 20m
    nikto               : nikto -h http://[TARGET] -p [PORT] &> [OUTPUT].txt
    gobuster-common     : gobuster -u http://[TARGET]:[PORT]/ -k -w /usr/share/seclists/Discovery/Web-Content/common.txt -s '200,204,301,302,307,403,500' -e -n -q > [OUTPUT].txt
    photon              : python /opt/Photon/photon.py -u http://[TARGET]:[PORT] -o [OUTPUT]
    ;gobuster_2.3-medium : gobuster -u http://[TARGET]:[PORT]/ -k -w /usr/share/wordlists/dirbuster/directory-list-lowercase-2.3-medium.txt -s '200,204,301,307,403,500' -e -n -q > [OUTPUT].txt
  2. Run Nmap or Nessus:
    • Nmap: Run nmap against your target(s). Required: enable version detection (-sV) and output to XML (-oX filename.xml). All other nmap options are up to you. Here are some examples:
       nmap target(s) -Pn -p- -sV -oX filename.xml 
       nmap -iL target_list.txt -Pn -sV -oX filename.xml
    • Nessus: Run nessus against your target(s) and export results as a .nessus file
  3. Create worksapce:
    Option Description
    no options Prints current workspace
    create Creates new workspace
    -w Define new workspace name
    -o Define output directory assigned to workspace
      Create default workspace    ./celerystalk workspace create -o /assessments/client
      Create named workspace      ./celerystalk workspace create -o /assessments/client -w client
      Switch to another worksapce ./celerystalk workspace client
  4. Import Data: Import data into celerystalk
    Option Description
    -f scan.xml Nmap/Nessus xml
    • Adds all IP addresses from this file to hosts table and marks them all in scope to be scanned.
    • Adds all ports and service types to services table.
    -S scope.txt Scope file
    • Show file differences that haven't been staged
    -D subdomains.txt (sub)Domains file
    • celerystalk determines whether each subdomain is in scope by resolving the IP and looking for IP in the DB. If there is a match, the domain is marked as in scope and will be scanned.
    Import Nmap XML file:       ./celerystalk import -f /assessments/nmap.xml 
    Import Nessus file:         ./celerystalk import -f /assessments/scan.nessus 
    Import list of Domains:     ./celerystalk import -D <file>
    Import list of IPs/Ranges:  ./celerystalk import -S <file>
    Specify workspace:          ./celerystalk import -f <file>     
    Import multiple files:      ./celerystalk import -f nmap.xml -S scope.txt -D domains.txt
  5. Find Subdomains (Optional): celerystalk will perform subdomain recon using the tools specified in the config.ini.
    Option Description
    -d domain1,domain2,etc Run Amass, Sublist3r, etc. and store domains in DB
    • After running your subdomain recon tools celerystalk determines whether each subdomain is in scope by resolving the IP and looking for IP in the DB. If there is a match, the domain is marked as in scope and will be scanned.
    Find subdomains:       celerystalk subdomains -d domain1.com,domain2.com
  6. Launch Scan: I recommend using the import command first and running scan with no options, however you do have the option to do it all at once (import and scan) by using the flags below. celerystalk will submit tasks to celery which asynchronously executes them and logs output to your output directory.
    Option Description
    no options Scan all in scope hosts
    • Reads DB and scans every in scope IP and subdomain.
    • Launches all enabled tools for IPs, but only http/http specific tools against virtualhosts
    -t ip,vhost,cidr Scan specific target(s) from DB or scan file
    • Scan a subset of the in scope IPs and/or subdomains.
    -s Simulation
    Sends all of the tasks to celery, but all commands are executed with a # before them rendering them inert.
    Use these only if you want to skip the import phase and import/scan all at once
    -f scan.xml Import and process Nmap/Nessus xml before scan
    • Adds all IP addresses from this file to hosts table and marks them all in scope to be scanned.
      Adds all ports and service types to services table.
    -S scope.txt Import and process scope file before scan
    • Show file differences that haven't been staged.
    -D subdomains.txt Import and process (sub)domains file before scan
    • celerystalk determines whether each subdomain is in scope by resolving the IP and looking for IP in the DB. If there is a match, the domain is marked as in scope and will be scanned.
    -d domain1,domain2,etc Find Subdomains and scan in scope hosts
    • After running your subdomain recon tools celerystalk determines whether each subdomain is in scope by resolving the IP and looking for IP in the DB. If there is a match, the domain is marked as in scope and will be scanned.
    Scan imported hosts/subdomains
    Scan all in scope hosts:    ./celerystalk scan    
    Scan subset of DB hosts:    ./celerystalk scan -t 10.0.0.1,10.0.0.3
                                ./celerystalk scan -t 10.0.0.100-200
                                ./celerystalk scan -t 10.0.0.0/24
                                ./celerystalk scan -t sub.domain.com
    Simulation mode:            ./celerystalk scan -s
    Import and Scan
    Start from Nmap XML file:   ./celerystalk scan -f /pentest/nmap.xml -o /pentest
    Start from Nessus file:     ./celerystalk scan -f /pentest/scan.nessus -o /pentest
    Scan all in scope vhosts:   ./celerystalk scan -f <file> -o /pentest -d domain1.com,domain2.com
    Scan subset hosts in XML:   ./celerystalk scan -f <file> -o /pentest -t 10.0.0.1,10.0.0.3
                                ./celerystalk scan -f <file> -o /pentest -t 10.0.0.100-200
                                ./celerystalk scan -f <file> -o /pentest -t 10.0.0.0/24
    Simulation mode:            ./celerystalk scan -f <file> -o /pentest -s
  7. Rescan: Use this command to rescan an already scanned host.
    Option Description
    no option For each in scope host in the DB, celerystalk will ask if if you want to rescan it
    -t ip,vhost,cidr Scan a subset of the in scope IPs and/or subdomains.
    Rescan all hosts:           ./celerystalk rescan
    Rescan some hosts           ./celerystalk rescan-t 1.2.3.4,sub.domain.com  
    Simulation mode:            ./celerystalk rescan -s   
  8. Query Status: Asynchronously check the status of the tasks queue as frequently as you like. The watch mode actually executes the linux watch command so you don't fill up your entire terminal buffer.
    Option Description
    no options Shows all tasks in the defualt workspace
    watch Sends command to the unix watch command which will let you get an updated status every 2 seconds
    brief Limit of 5 results per status (pending/running/completed/cancelled/paused)
    summary Shows only a banner with numbers and not the tasks themselves
    Query Tasks:                ./celerystalk query 
                                ./celerystalk query watch                               
                                ./celerystalk query brief
                                ./celerystalk query summary                                
                                ./celerystalk query summary watch
  9. Cancel/Pause/Resume Tasks: Cancel/Pause/Resume any task(s) that are currently running or in the queue.
    Option Description
    cancel
    • Canceling a running task will send a kill -TERM
    • Canceling a queued task* will make celery ignore it (uses celery's revoke).
    • Canceling all tasks* will kill running tasks and revoke all queued tasks.
    pause
    • Pausing a single task uses kill -STOP to suspend the process.
    • Pausing all tasks* attemps to kill -STOP all running tasks, but it is a little wonky and you mind need to run it a few times. It is possible a job completed before it was able to be paused, which means you will have a worker that is still accepting new jobs.
    resume
    • Resuming tasks* sends a kill -CONT which allows the process to start up again where it left off.
    Cancel/Pause/Resume Tasks:  ./celerystalk <verb> 5,6,10-20          #Cancel/Pause/Resume tasks 5, 6, and 10-20 from current workspace
                                ./celerystalk <verb> all                #Cancel/Pause/Resume all tasks from current workspaces
  10. Run Report: Run a report which combines all of the tool output into an html file and a txt file. Run this as often as you like. Each time you run the report it overwrites the previous report.
    Create Report:              ./celerystalk report                    #Create a report for all scanneed hosts in current workspace
    
    Screenshot:

  11. Access the DB: List the workspaces, hosts, services, or paths stored in the celerystalk database
    Option Description
    workspaces Show all known workspaces and the output directory associated with each workspace
    services Show all known open ports and service types by IP
    hosts Show all hosts (IP addresses and subdomains/vhosts) and whether they are in scope and whether they have been submitted for scanning
    paths Show all paths that have been identified by vhost
    -w workspace Specify a non-default workspace
    Show workspaces:            ./celeryststalk db workspaces
    Show services:              ./celeryststalk db services    
    Show hosts:                 ./celeryststalk db hosts
    Show paths:                 ./celeryststalk db paths
  12. Export DB: Export each table of the DB to a csv file
    Option Description
    no options Export the services, hosts, and paths table from the default database
    -w workspace Specify a non-default workspace
    Export current DB:        ./celerystalk db export
    Export another DB:        ./celerystalk db export -w test

Usage
Usage:
    celerystalk workspace create -o <output_dir> [-w workspace_name]
    celerystalk workspace [<workspace_name>]
    celerystalk import [-f <nmap_file>] [-S scope_file] [-D subdomains_file] [-u <url>]
    celerystalk subdomains -d <domains> [-s]
    celerystalk scan [-f <nmap_file>] [-t <targets>] [-d <domains>] [-S scope_file] [-D subdomains_file] [-s]
    celerystalk scan -u <url> [-s]
    celerystalk rescan [-t <targets>] [-s]
    celerystalk query ([full] | [summary] | [brief]) [watch]
    celerystalk query [watch] ([full] | [summary] | [brief])
    celerystalk report
    celerystalk cancel ([all]|[<task_ids>])
    celerystalk pause  ([all]|[<task_ids>])
    celerystalk resume ([all]|[<task_ids>])
    celerystalk db ([workspaces] | [services] | [hosts] | [vhosts] | [paths])
    celerystalk db export
    celerystalk shutdown
    celerystalk interactive
    celerystalk (help | -h | --help)

Options:
    -h --help           Show this screen
    -v --version        Show version
    -f <nmap_file>      Nmap xml import file
    -o <output_dir>     Output directory
    -S <scope_file>      Scope import file
    -D <subdomains_file> Subdomains import file
    -t <targets>        Target(s): IP, IP Range, CIDR
    -u <url>            URL to parse and scan with all configured tools
    -w <workspace>      Workspace
    -d --domains        Domains to scan for vhosts
    -s --simulation     Simulation mode.  Submit tasks comment out all commands

Examples:

  Workspace
    Create default workspace    celerystalk workspace create -o /assessments/client
    Create named workspace      celerystalk workspace create -o /assessments/client -w client
    Switch to another worksapce celerystalk workspace client2

  Import
    Import Nmap XML file:       celerystalk import -f /assessments/nmap.xml
    Import Nessus file:         celerystalk import -f /assessments/scan.nessus
    Import list of Domains:     celerystalk import -D <file>
    Import list of IPs/Ranges:  celerystalk import -S <file>
    Import multiple files:      celerystalk import -f nmap.xml -S scope.txt -D domains.txt

  Subdomain Recon
    Find subdomains:            celerystalk subdomains -d domain1.com,domain2.com

  Scan
    Scan all in scope hosts:    celerystalk scan
    Scan subset of DB hosts:    celerystalk scan -t 10.0.0.1,10.0.0.3
                                celerystalk scan -t 10.0.0.100-200
                                celerystalk scan -t 10.0.0.0/24
                                celerystalk scan -t sub.domain.com
    Simulation mode:            celerystalk scan -s

  Import and Scan
    Start from Nmap XML file:   celerystalk scan -f /pentest/nmap.xml
    Start from Nessus file:     celerystalk scan -f /pentest/scan.nessus
    Scan subset hosts in XML:   celerystalk scan -f <file> -t 10.0.0.1,10.0.0.3
                                celerystalk scan -f <file> -t 10.0.0.100-200
                                celerystalk scan -f <file> -t 10.0.0.0/24
                                celerystalk scan -f <file> -t sub.domain.com
    Simulation mode:            celerystalk scan -f <file> -s

  Rescan
   Rescan all hosts:            celerystalk rescan
   Rescan some hosts            celerystalk rescan-t 1.2.3.4,sub.domain.com
   Simulation mode:             celerystalk rescan -s

  Query Mode
    All tasks:                  celerystalk query
    Update status every 2s:     celerystalk query watch
    Show only 5 tasks per mode: celerystalk query brief
    Show stats only             celerystalk query summary
    Show stats every 2s:        celerystalk query summary watch

 Job Control (cancel/pause/resume)
    Specific tasks:             celerystalk cancel 5,6,10-20
                                celerystalk pause 5,6,10-20
                                celerystalk resume 5,6,10-20

    All tasks current worspace: celerystalk cancel all
                                celerystalk pause all
                                celerystalk resume all

  Access the DB
    Show workspaces:            celeryststalk db workspaces
    Show services:              celeryststalk db services
    Show hosts:                 celeryststalk db hosts
    Show vhosts only            celeryststalk db vhosts
    Show paths:                 celeryststalk db paths

  Export DB
    Export current DB:          celerystalk db export

Credit
This project was inspired by many great tools:
  1. https://github.com/codingo/Reconnoitre by @codingo_
  2. https://github.com/frizb/Vanquish by @frizb
  3. https://github.com/leebaird/discover by @discoverscripts
  4. https://github.com/1N3/Sn1per
  5. https://github.com/SrFlipFlop/Network-Security-Analysis by @SrFlipFlop
Thanks to @offensivesecurity and @hackthebox_eu for their lab networks
Also, thanks to:
  1. @decidedlygray for pointing me towards celery, helping me solve python problems that were over my head, and for the extensive beta testing
  2. @kerpanic for inspiring me to dust off an old project and turn it into celerystalk
  3. My TUV OpenSky team and my IthacaSec hackers for testing this out and submitting bugs and features


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