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SSH Config

February 10, 2017 Leave a comment

If you use ssh a lot and you’re not in a Windows environment to use PuTTY, create a file – .ssh/config – with the following information:

Host myHost

HostName x.x.x.x
User userName

Host myHost2

HostName y.y.y.y 
User userName2
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LibreOffice Base to View Access DB

October 20, 2016 Leave a comment

This is a summary of a post found on askubuntu.com.  Useful for opening up an acquired accdb file on Debian/Ubuntu.

One-time setup:

  1. Make sure LibreOffice Base is installed – sudo apt-get install libreoffice-base
  2. Download UCanAccess and extract it – http://ucanaccess.sourceforge.net/site.html
  3. Launch LibreOffice (not Base, just the main launcher)
  4. Tools > Options > Advanced > Class Path
  5. Add Archive: /root/Downloads/UCanAccess-3.0.7-bin/loader/ucanload.jar
  6. Close LibreOffice Launcher

Per-Database setup:

  1. Launch Base
  2. Connect to an existing DB (JDBC)
  3. Datasource URL – jdbc:ucanaccess:///path/to/.accdb/file
  4. JDBC driver class – net.ucanaccess.jdbc.UcanloadDriver
  5. Next, leave blank
  6. Finish/Save
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PowerShell Empire on AWS

June 2, 2016 Leave a comment

I ran into quite a few issues setting up PowerShell Empire on an amazon ec2 server in the free tier.  The following commands took quite a bit of research to figure out.  Hopefully they will be usefull to others in the near future.

sudo pip install flask
sudo pip install --upgrade pip (beware, this broke pip, had to then use easy_install)
sudo yum install python27-pyOpenSSL.x86_64
sudo easy_install pyopengl* (not sure if necessary, but came across it on a post and things started working)
sudo easy_install pydispatcher
sudo easy_install iptools
git clone https://github.com/Hypernode/M2Crypto.git
sudo yum install swig
sudo yum install openssl-devel
sudo yum install gcc
./fedora_setup.sh build
sudo python setup.py install
sudo ./empire

Install Bare-bones Debian 5 (Lenny) on VMWare Workstation

November 2, 2009 1 comment

I’m just getting started with creating my own virtual environment so that I can start figuring out Nessus, WebInspect, Nmap, and several other scanning tools.  This is the process I followed to setup a bare-bones (no GUI) Debian 5 linux system.

Download ISO

  1. Download the 8MB .iso image – mini.iso

Create and Configure VM

  1. File > New > Virtual Machine
  2. Custom, Next
  3. Choose desired workstation compatibility (e.g., Workstation 5)
  4. Installer disc image file (.iso), locate downloaded .iso from step 1
  5. Guest OS – Linux
  6. Version – Other 2.6.x kernel, Next
  7. Enter desired VM name and location for VM
  8. Select number of processors (e.g., 1)
  9. Select memory to allocate, 256MB should be plenty, Next
  10. Choose desired network connection (because of my location on my network I chose NAT), Next
  11. I/O Adapter type, leave default (LSI Logic), Next
  12. Create a new virtual disk, Next
  13. Virtual Disk Type – SCSI
  14. Max disk size 8GB (I chose to split into 2GB chunks, but it’s up to you), Next
  15. Name disk file or leave default, Next
  16. Check ‘Power on this virtual machine when finished’, Finish

Install and Configure OS

  1. You must be connected to the internet for this installation
  2. Choose Advanced options, hit enter
  3. Choose Expert install, hit enter
  4. Choose language – default (highlighted), enter
  5. Choose country – default (highlighted), enter
  6. Choose locale – default (highlighted), enter
  7. Choose other locales – hit ‘tab’, and then enter
  8. Choose keyboard – default (highlighted), enter
  9. Choose keymap – default (highlighted), enter
  10. Detect network hardware – default (highlighted)
  11. Start PC card – default (highlighted)
  12. PCMCIA (should be blank) – tab and then enter
  13. Detect network hardware  – default (highlighted)
  14. Config network – default (highlighted)
  15. Primary network – default (highlighted)
  16. Auto DHCP – choose YES
  17. Hostname – name it what ever you like, tab and then enter
  18. Domain name (should be blank) – hit tab then enter
  19. Choose mirror – default (highlighted)
  20. Protocol for file download – default (highlighted)
  21. Debian archive mirror country – default (highlighted)
  22. Debain archive mirror – choose whatever one is possibly closest to you
  23. HTTP Proxy (should be blank, unless you’re behind a proxy) – tab then enter
  24. Debian version to install – default (highlighted)
  25. Download installer components – default (highlighted)
  26. Installer components to load (choose nothing, should be default) – tab then enter
  27. Configure the clock – default (highlighted)
  28. Set clock using NTP  – default (highlighted)
  29. NTP server to use – default, hit tab then enter
  30. Select your timezone, enter
  31. Detect disks – default (highlighted), enter
  32. Partition disks – default (highlighted), enter
  33. Partition method – choose ‘Guided – use entire disk’, enter
  34. Select disk to partition – default (highlighted), enter
  35. Partitioning scheme – default (highlighted, unless you’d prefer something else), enter
  36. Partition overview – default (highlighted), enter
  37. Write changes to disks – choose yes
  38. Install base system – default (highlighted)
  39. Kernel to install – choose linux-image desired (at the time of this I’ve chosen -2.6.26-2-686)
  40. Drivers to include in the intitrd – default (highlighted)
  41. Setup users and pass – default (highlighted)
  42. Enable shadow pass – default (highlighted)
  43. Allow login as root – default (highlighted)
  44. Root pass, tab and then enter
  45. Confirm root pass, tab and then enter
  46. Normal user account – choose no and then enter
  47. Configure the pack manager – default (highlighted)
  48. Use non-free software – default (highlighted)
  49. Use contrib software – default (highlighted)
  50. Services to use – default, tab then enter
  51. Select and install software – default (highlighted)
  52. participate in package usage – default (highlighted)
  53. Choose software to install – choose nothing (deselect selected), tab and then enter
  54. Install the Grub boot loader – default (highlighted)
  55. Install Grub 2 – default (highlighted)
  56. Install the Grub boot loader to master boot record – default (highlighted)
  57. Grub password (should be blank) – tab and then enter
  58. Finish the installation – default (highlighted)
  59. System clock set to UTC – default (highlighted)
  60. Installation is complete – default (highlighted)
  61. System reboots
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