SSH-MITM - ssh audits made simple
ssh man-in-the-middle (ssh-mitm) server for security audits supporting
publickey authentication, session hijacking and file manipulation
Table of Contents
- Session hijacking
- Phishing FIDO Tokens
SSH-MITM is a man in the middle SSH Server for security audits and malware analysis.
Password and publickey authentication are supported and SSH-MITM is able to detect, if a user is able to login with publickey authentication on the remote server. This allows SSH-MITM to accept the same key as the destination server. If publickey authentication is not possible, the authentication will fall back to password-authentication.
When publickey authentication is possible, a forwarded agent is needed to login to the remote server. In cases, when no agent was forwarded, SSH-MITM can rediredt the session to a honeypot.
- publickey authentication
- accept same key as destination server
- Phishing FIDO Tokens (Information from OpenSSH)
- hijacking and logging of terminal sessions
- store and replace files during SCP/SFTP file transferes
- port porwarding
- SOCKS 4/5 support for dynamic port forwarding
- intercept MOSH connections
- audit clients against known vulnerabilities
- plugin support
SSH-MITM can be installed as a Ubuntu Snap, PIP-Package, AppImage, Nix and even runs on Android devices
# install ssh-mitm as snap package $ sudo snap install ssh-mitm # install ssh-mitm as python pip package $ python3 -m pip install ssh-mitm # install as Nix package $ nix-env -iA nixos.ssh-mitm
To start SSH-MITM, all you have to do is run this command in your terminal of choice.
$ ssh-mitm server --remote-host 192.168.0.x
Now let's try to connect. SSH-MITM is listening on port 10022.
$ ssh -p 10022 testuser@proxyserver
You will see the credentials in the log output.
INFO Remote authentication succeeded Remote Address: 127.0.0.1:22 Username: testuser Password: secret Agent: no agent
Getting the plain text credentials is only half the fun. When a client connects, the ssh-mitm starts a new server, which is used for session hijacking.
INFO ℹ created mirrorshell on port 34463. connect with: ssh -p 34463 127.0.0.1
To hijack the session, you can use your favorite ssh client.
$ ssh -p 34463 127.0.0.1
Try to execute somme commands in the hijacked session or in the original session.
The output will be shown in both sessions.
Phishing FIDO Tokens
SSH-MITM is able to phish FIDO2 Tokens which can be used for 2 factor authentication.
The attack is called trivial authentication (CVE-2021-36367, CVE-2021-36368) and can be enabled with the command line argument
ssh-mitm server --enable-trivial-auth
Using the trivial authentication attack does not break password authentication, because the attack is only performed when a publickey login is possible.
Video explaining the phishing attack:
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