This might be an incredible dumb question but I need to know if this concept is even possible.

I have obtained a low privileged shell on a target machine. After doing some enumeration I know the host to be vulnerable to EternalBlue but port 445 is blocked by firewall restrictions.

Is it possible to forward port 445 to my machine as a low privileged user? As can be seen in the screenshot below, I have this using MSF's socks4a module in combination with proxychains but my probes are being denied.


I have also tried using MSF's portfwd module which for some reason kept killing my meterpreter sessions as soon as I connected to the local port.

Could somebody please clear this up for me?

  • Sorry, we don't give tech support for individual exploitation. Such questions are explicitly marked as off-topic here. – MechMK1 Sep 11 at 8:05
  • Individual exploitation? I'm asking whether or not it's possible as a concept, not about a specific host. – user2081044 Sep 11 at 8:08
  • "I have obtained a low privileged shell on a target machine." - That does not sound like a general, theoretical question. – MechMK1 Sep 11 at 8:10
  • That is literally the most general way to describe a very general situation. If I had written "Help me with this Windows 7 host for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx that only has .NET framework 2.0 installed etc." I would have agreed with you. I'm asking about the concept, and these details are relevant to that specific concept. Port-forwarding is easy once you have elevated privileges, that's the whole point of the question. – user2081044 Sep 11 at 8:18
  • If the majority of the community considers this question on-topic, then that's fine. I gave my opinion and my reasoning for it. If this upsets you, I'm sorry. – MechMK1 Sep 11 at 8:24

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