WiFi-Pumpkin: Rogue Wi-Fi Access Point Attack with GUI and rich functionality
The purpose of attacks with a rogue access point is not WPA passphrase (password of a Wi-Fi network). The attack targets to the transmitted network traffic, which can contain web site login passwords and another sensitive information. An attacker is able to perform Man-In-The-Middle attacks to extract important data.
Configuring Rogue Access Point is to configure an open wireless access point. It is the same as to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot. But usual Wi-Fi hotspot turns in Rogue Access Point when an attacker starts Man-In-The-Middle attacks.
There are programs that automate the process of creating configuration files for a wireless access point, and also provide the proper traffic routing. For example, it can do create_ap.
The same actions, but across with launching a man-in-the-middle attack, are performed by the mitmAP program.
WiFi-Pumpkin is another program for automatic setting up a wireless rogue access point. Its feature is the graphical interface, which further simplifies the Rogue Wi-Fi Access Point Attack.
The program has built-in plug-ins (other programs) that collect data and perform various attacks.
To install WiFi-Pumpkin in Kali Linux:
git clone https://github.com/P0cL4bs/WiFi-Pumpkin.git cd WiFi-Pumpkin chmod +x installer.sh sudo ./installer.sh --install
How to start and configure WiFi-Pumpkin
To launch the tool type:
Note that when you try to start from a normal user (not root), the program does not work.
After the launch, this interface opens:
Go to the settings and change the name of the access point (I chose WiFi-Home):
In Activity Monitor settings I set the checkboxes for HTTP-Requests, HTTP-Authentication (credentials from web sites) and Pumpkin-Proxy.
In the Plugins tab, select what is more important to you. Pumpkin-Proxy allows you to use various ready-made solutions (key loggers, BeEF, code injection, etc. But SSLStrip+ paired with dns2proxy allow you to bypass HTTPS and intercept much more credentials.
|Dns2proxy||This tools offer a different features for post-explotation once you change the DNS server to a Victim.|
|SSLstrip (SSLStrip+)||Sslstrip is a MITM tool that implements Moxie Marlinspike's SSL stripping attacks based version fork @LeonardoNve/@xtr4nge.|
|Sergio_proxy||Sergio Proxy (a Super Effective Recorder of Gathered Inputs and Outputs) is an HTTP proxy that was written in Python for the Twisted framework.|
|BDFProxy||Patch Binaries via MITM: BackdoorFactory + mitmProxy, bdfproxy-ng is a fork and review of the original BDFProxy @secretsquirrel.|
|Responder||Responder an LLMNR, NBT-NS and MDNS poisoner. Author: Laurent Gaffie|
When the configuration is complete, click Start.
You can see the intercepted credentials for the sites vk.com and mail.ru:
The following plug-ins are available in the Pumpkin-Proxy tab:
|Plugin name||Short description|
|dnsspoof||Replaces Domain Name Server (DNS) responces. In the configuration you need to specify for which domain name, which IP to return.|
|downloadspoof||Replaces downloaded via HTTP files to their malicious versions.|
|dump_post_data||Extract the captured HTTP POST data from the login pages.|
|html_inject||Injects arbitrary HTML code into an affected web page.|
|inverted_internet||Adds an HTML style to invert the contents of the body tag.|
|keylogger||Records all keystrokes with timestamps in the array and sends them to an attacker.|
|replaceImages||Replaces all images with the image specified in the settings.|
|stickycookie||Monitor traffic for Cookie and Set-Cookie headers.|
|upsidedownternet||Turn upside down images on websites.|
Some of them have options. To change the plug-in options, click Settings next to the name of the plug-in. All these plugins will only work on websites without HTTPS.
Let us see the work of these plug-ins using the example of keylogger. We will intercept keystrokes.
Stop the work of the AP, if it is running, go to the Plugins tab, select Pumpkin-Proxy:
Now let us enable the desired Pumpkin-Proxy plugins:
Launch the access point. Go to the Activity-Monitor tab, there click on PumpkinProxy:
This window displays information about the operation of the plug-in and intercepted information.
Additional WiFi-Pumpkin tools
In addition to its main purpose – a fake access point, WiFi-Pumpkin can perform other functions, thanks to the built-in modules. These modules include:
- Deauthentication of clients. It starts with scanning, then from the list of clients you can select anyone to disconnect from Wi-Fi:
- Monitoring Probe Request – they show which clients are trying to connect to which access points:
- DHCP Starvation
- Fake Windows Updates
- Phishing Web Server and others.
Thanks to the graphical interface, WiFi-Pumpkin further simplifies popular attacks. The framework implements a comprehensive approach to Rogue Wi-Fi Access Point Attack.
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