The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) v6.3 “#HugLife” Released

TrustedSec is proud to announce the release of The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) v6.3 codename “#HugLife”. This version adds a number of new enhancements and features for the Java Applet, number of bug fixes, and additional changes. Additionally, when selecting the Java Applet methods, all of the old payload delivery methods have been removed for more reliable (and AV safe) payloads.

The Java Applet now supports importing a custom payload appropriately with randomized names and tagging for static signature evasion and also supports the detection on if a specific exploitation method was successful, will not continue with other methods.

Additionally, a number of Kali users were experiencing “bundle install” issues with Metasploit. As a workaround, we removed the direct path to the framework and call it from the launches in /usr/bin/. Shouldn’t be a problem here on out.

Also ensured appropriate conversation away from msfpayload and msfencode – no longer needed and ported to msfvenom for payload generation.

Changelog:

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* removed old payloads that were no longer needed – pyinjector and multipyinjector to the job, standard meterpreter payloads all get picked up regardless of encoding
* fixed an issue causing PDF templates from not being properly created when selecting solo
* added ability for custom exe to properly execute when deploy binaries is still specified to OFF (it has to)
* rewrote java applet to incorporate custom binary selection
* added check to deploy binaries to auto select yes parameter 8 automatically
* removed disitools from SET – no longer needed in custom binary
* removed legit binary, no longer needed
* removed three config options no longer needed
* defaulted the memory injection technique as the main method for old payloads
* added additional obfuscation around AES generation and making sure static sigs cant hit it
* stablized MSSQL bruter and injection through powershell
* fixed webjacking that would cause the menu to bomb out if invalid responses
* fixed an issue when importing a custom payload, it would try to kick off a listener which it shouldnt
* added additional wording about when specifying a custom payload that you will need to create your own listener
* added flag replacement variable for param name 8 which will indicate a randomized four alphanumeric for custom payload delivery – this will allow custom payloads to function properly without triggering powershell or other exploitation methods
* added the ability for powershell to execute first and if successful then not drop binary stager as last resort
* added a workaround for a metasploit bug that would cause bundle install issues when launching directly within the /opt/metasploit/apps/pro/msf3 directory or within the /usr/share/ framework directory. I first check for /usr/bin/msfconsole first and if there I do not append to the path variable in order to launch from anywhere
* added ability to use default msfconsole launcher if applicable from any path instead of from home directory – fixed in psexec, powershell injection, java applet, custom payloads, etc.
* randomized custom parameter name when deploying custom binaries to throw off static signatures

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