BeEF

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Summary

Browser Exploitation Framework (BeEF) is a free and open-source Framework, that allows user to start client-side-attacks against Browsers, assess

  • the security of the browser and
  • the possible effects on the network to be tested.

It is pre-installed in Kali Linux. Run BeEF under Applications -> System Services, with a click on beef start a terminal window will open to start the service.

Requirements

As part of this guide, I used Kali (Kali GNU/Linux Rolling 5.10.0-kali3-amd64) as the OS, so it was already preinstalled. I installed Kali on a Virtual machine (VMware® Workstation 15 Pro 15.5.5 build-16285975).

Example

Below we have an example of how to start the BeEF service, and execute a "Google Phishing" client-side attack. With this example we'll see how to gather credential information of victim.


Login to BeEF service

Start: Open the BeEF service and authenticate

After the beef service has started, you have to log into the service. Default credentials are 'beef' for username and 'beef' for the password.




localhost


Hook Target Browser

For practicing purposes BeEF provides a localhost webpage.





details of hooked browser (chrome)

To see the details of hooked Browser

If you click on the hooked browser, under "Details" you can see information about the browser.





modules

Command execution in the Browser

There are hundreds of modules under "Commands", which include from social engineering to browser hacks. The desired module can be selected by clicking and executed with the "Execute" button at the bottom right. I choosed the "Google Phishing" module under the "Social Engineering" Folder and clicked to "Execute".


result


Result

After executing the "Google Phishing" module, the victim is asked to "Sign in". Victims entered credentials are visible under "Logs".





Courses

  • WFP-1

References