Reconnoitre is a reconnaissance tool made for the OSCP labs to automate information gathering and service enumeration whilst creating a directory structure to store results, findings and exploits used for each host, recommended commands to execute and directory structures for storing loot and flags.
Ways to use this tool:
- Scan a single host, create a file structure and discover services
- Discover live hosts and hostnames within a range
- Discover live hosts within a range and then do a quick probe for services
- Discover live hosts within a range and then do probe all ports (UDP and TCP) for services
This bare requirement for host and service scanning for this tool is to have both
nmap installed. If you are not using host scanning and only wish to perform a ping sweep and service scan you can get away with only installing
nmap. The outputted findings.txt will often recommend additional tools which you may not have available in your distribution if not using Kali Linux. All requirements and recommendations are native to Kali Linux which is the recommended (although not required) distribution for using this tool.
In addition to these requirements outputs will often refer to Wordlists that you may need to find.
To install Reconnoitre first make a local copy of the repository by performing the following where you wish it to be located:
git clone https://github.com/codingo/Reconnoitre.git
After you have done this run setup.py with the following:
python3 setup.py install
After setup has run Reconnoitre will now be in your path (as reconnoitre) and you can launch it anywhere using:
This tool can be used and copied for personal use freely however attribution and credit should be offered to Mike Czumak who originally started the process of automating this work.
|-h, –help||Display help message and exit|
|-t TARGET_HOSTS||Set either a target range of addresses or a single host to target. May also be a file containing hosts.|
|-o OUTPUT_DIRECTORY||Set the target directory where results should be written.|
|-w WORDLIST||Optionally specify your own wordlist to use for pre-compiled commands, or executed attacks.|
|–pingsweep||Write a new target.txt file in the OUTPUT_DIRECTORY by performing a ping sweep and discovering live hosts.|
|–dns, –dnssweep||Find DNS servers from the list of target(s).|
|–snmp||Find hosts responding to SNMP requests from the list of target(s).|
|–services||Perform a service scan over the target(s) and write recommendations for further commands to execute.|
|–hostnames||Attempt to discover target hostnames and write to hostnames.txt.|
|–virtualhosts||Attempt to discover virtual hosts using the specified wordlist. This can be expended via discovered hostnames.|
|–ignore-http-codes||Comma separated list of http codes to ignore with virtual host scans.|
|–ignore-content-length||Ignore content lengths of specificed amount. This may become useful when a server returns a static page on every virtual host guess.|
|–quiet||Supress banner and headers and limit feedback to grepable results.|
|–quick||Move to the next target after performing a quick scan and writing first-round recommendations.|
|–no-udp||Disable UDP service scanning, which is ON by default.|
Note that these are some examples to give you insight into potential use cases for this tool. Command lines can be added or removed based on what you wish to accomplish with your scan.
Scan a single host, create a file structure and discover services
reconnoitre -t 192.168.1.5 -o /root/Documents/labs/ --services
An example output would look like:
root@kali:~/# reconnoitre -t 192.168.1.5 --services -o /root/Documents/labs/ __ |"""\-= RECONNOITRE (____) An OSCP scanner [#] Performing service scans [*] Loaded single target: 192.168.1.5 [+] Creating directory structure for 192.168.1.5 [>] Creating scans directory at: /root/Documents/labs/192.168.1.5/scans [>] Creating exploit directory at: /root/Documents/labs/192.168.1.5/exploit [>] Creating loot directory at: /root/Documents/labs/192.168.1.5/loot [>] Creating proof file at: /root/Documents/labs/192.168.1.5/proof.txt [+] Starting quick nmap scan for 192.168.1.5 [+] Writing findings for 192.168.1.5 [>] Found HTTP service on 192.168.1.5:80 [>] Found MS SMB service on 192.168.1.5:445 [>] Found RDP service on 192.168.1.5:3389 [*] TCP quick scan completed for 192.168.1.5 [+] Starting detailed TCP/UDP nmap scans for 192.168.1.5 [+] Writing findings for 192.168.1.5 [>] Found MS SMB service on 192.168.1.5:445 [>] Found RDP service on 192.168.1.5:3389 [>] Found HTTP service on 192.168.1.5:80 [*] TCP/UDP Nmap scans completed for 192.168.1.5
Which would also write the following recommendations file in the scans folder for each target:
[*] Found HTTP service on 192.168.1.50:80 [>] Use nikto & dirb / dirbuster for service enumeration, e.g [=] nikto -h 192.168.1.50 -p 80 > /root/Documents/labs/192.168.1.50/scans/192.168.1.50_nikto.txt [=] dirb http://192.168.1.50:80/ -o /root/Documents/labs/192.168.1.50/scans/192.168.1.50_dirb.txt -r -S -x ./dirb-extensions/php.ext [=] java -jar /usr/share/dirbuster/DirBuster-1.0-RC1.jar -H -l /usr/share/dirbuster/wordlists/directory-list-2.3-medium.txt -r /root/Documents/labs/192.168.1.50/scans/192.168.1.50_dirbuster.txt -u http://192.168.1.50:80/ [=] gobuster -w /usr/share/seclists/Discovery/Web_Content/common.txt -u http://192.168.1.50:80/ -s '200,204,301,302,307,403,500' -e > /root/Documents/labs/192.168.1.50/scans/192.168.1.50_gobuster_common.txt -t 50 [=] gobuster -w /usr/share/seclists/Discovery/Web_Content/cgis.txt -u http://192.168.1.50:80/ -s '200,204,301,307,403,500' -e > /root/Documents/labs/192.168.1.50/scans/192.168.1.50_gobuster_cgis.txt -t 50 [>] Use curl to retreive web headers and find host information, e.g [=] curl -i 192.168.1.50 [=] curl -i 192.168.1.50/robots.txt -s | html2text [*] Found MS SMB service on 192.168.1.5:445 [>] Use nmap scripts or enum4linux for further enumeration, e.g [=] nmap -sV -Pn -vv -p445 --script="smb-* -oN '/root/Documents/labs/192.168.1.5/nmap/192.168.1.5_smb.nmap' -oX '/root/Documents/labs/192.168.1.5/scans/192.168.1.5_smb_nmap_scan_import.xml' 192.168.1.5 [=] enum4linux 192.168.1.5 [*] Found RDP service on 192.168.1.5:3389 [>] Use ncrackpassword cracking, e.g [=] ncrack -vv --user administrator -P /root/rockyou.txt rdp://192.168.1.5
Discover live hosts and hostnames within a range
reconnoitre -t 192.168.1.1-252 -o /root/Documents/testing/ --pingsweep --hostnames
Discover live hosts within a range and then do a quick probe for services
reconnoitre -t 192.168.1.1-252 -o /root/Documents/testing/ --pingsweep --services --quick
This will scan all services within a target range to create a file structure of live hosts as well as write recommendations for other commands to be executed based on the services discovered on these machines. Removing –quick will do a further probe but will greatly lengthen execution times.
Discover live hosts within a range and then do probe all ports (UDP and TCP) for services
reconnoitre -t 192.168.1.1-252 -o /root/Documents/testing/ --pingsweep --services
You can read more and download this tool over here: https://github.com/codingo/Reconnoitre