mssql_ping

The mssql_ping module queries a host or range of hosts on UDP port 1434 to determine the listening TCP port of any MSSQL server, if available. MSSQL randomizes the TCP port that it listens on so this is a very valuable module in the Framework.

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/mssql/mssql_ping
msf auxiliary(mssql_ping) > show options

Module options (auxiliary/scanner/mssql/mssql_ping):

   Name                 Current Setting  Required  Description
   ----                 ---------------  --------  -----------
   PASSWORD                              no        The password for the specified username
   RHOSTS                                yes       The target address range or CIDR identifier
   TDSENCRYPTION        false            yes       Use TLS/SSL for TDS data "Force Encryption"
   THREADS              1                yes       The number of concurrent threads
   USERNAME             sa               no        The username to authenticate as
   USE_WINDOWS_AUTHENT  false            yes       Use windows authentification (requires DOMAIN option set)

To configure the module, we set the RHOSTS and THREADS values and let it run against our targets.

msf auxiliary(mssql_ping) > set RHOSTS 192.168.1.200-254
RHOSTS => 192.168.1.200-254
msf auxiliary(mssql_ping) > set THREADS 20
THREADS => 20
msf auxiliary(mssql_ping) > run

[*] Scanned 13 of 55 hosts (023% complete)
[*] Scanned 16 of 55 hosts (029% complete)
[*] Scanned 17 of 55 hosts (030% complete)
[*] SQL Server information for 192.168.1.217:
[*]    tcp             = 27900
[*]    np              = \\SERVER2\pipe\sql\query
[*]    Version         = 8.00.194
[*]    InstanceName    = MSSQLSERVER
[*]    IsClustered     = No
[*]    ServerName      = SERVER2
[*] SQL Server information for 192.168.1.241:
[*]    tcp             = 1433
[*]    np              = \\2k3\pipe\sql\query
[*]    Version         = 8.00.194
[*]    InstanceName    = MSSQLSERVER
[*]    IsClustered     = No
[*]    ServerName      = 2k3
[*] Scanned 32 of 55 hosts (058% complete)
[*] Scanned 40 of 55 hosts (072% complete)
[*] Scanned 44 of 55 hosts (080% complete)
[*] Scanned 45 of 55 hosts (081% complete)
[*] Scanned 46 of 55 hosts (083% complete)
[*] Scanned 50 of 55 hosts (090% complete)
[*] Scanned 55 of 55 hosts (100% complete)
[*] Auxiliary module execution completed
msf auxiliary(mssql_ping) >

As can be seen from the module output, not only does it return the listening TCP port, it returns other valuable information such as the InstanceName and ServerName values.

mssql_idf

The mssql_idf (Interesting Data Finder) module will connect to a remote MSSQL server using a given set of credentials and search for rows and columns with interesting names. This information can help you fine-tune further attacks against the database.

msf > use auxiliary/admin/mssql/mssql_idf
msf auxiliary(mssql_idf) > show options

Module options (auxiliary/admin/mssql/mssql_idf):

   Name      Current Setting         Required  Description
   ----      ---------------         --------  -----------
   NAMES     passw|bank|credit|card  yes       Pipe separated list of column names
   PASSWORD                          no        The password for the specified username
   RHOST                             yes       The target address
   RPORT     1433                    yes       The target port
   USERNAME  sa                      no        The username to authenticate as

To configure the module, we will set it to look for field names of ‘username’ and ‘password’, along with a known password for the system, and our RHOST value.

msf auxiliary(mssql_idf) > set NAMES username|password
NAMES => username|password
msf auxiliary(mssql_idf) > set PASSWORD password1
PASSWORD => password1
msf auxiliary(mssql_idf) > set RHOST 192.168.1.195
RHOST => 192.168.1.195
msf auxiliary(mssql_idf) > run


Database Schema Table          Column                Data Type Row Count 

======== ====== ============== ===================== ========= ========= ======== ====== ============== ===================== ========= ========= 

msdb     dbo    sysmail_server username              nvarchar  0

msdb     dbo    backupmediaset is_password_protected bit       0

msdb     dbo    backupset      is_password_protected bit       0

logins   dbo    userpass       username              varchar   3

logins   dbo    userpass       password              varchar   3


[*] Auxiliary module execution completed
msf auxiliary(mssql_idf) >

As can be seen in the module output, the scanner found our ‘logins’ database with a ‘userpass’ table containing username and password columns.

mssql_sql

The mssql_sql module allows you to perform SQL queries against a database using known-good credentials

msf > use auxiliary/admin/mssql/mssql_sql
msf auxiliary(mssql_sql) > show options

Module options (auxiliary/admin/mssql/mssql_sql):

   Name                 Current Setting   Required  Description
   ----                 ---------------   --------  -----------
   PASSWORD                               no        The password for the specified username
   RHOST                                  yes       The target address
   RPORT                1433              yes       The target port (TCP)
   SQL                  select @@version  no        The SQL query to execute
   TDSENCRYPTION        false             yes       Use TLS/SSL for TDS data "Force Encryption"
   USERNAME             sa                no        The username to authenticate as
   USE_WINDOWS_AUTHENT  false             yes       Use windows authentification (requires DOMAIN option set)

To configure this module, we set our PASSWORD and RHOST values, then our desired SQL command, and let it run.

msf auxiliary(mssql_sql) > set PASSWORD password1
PASSWORD => password1
msf auxiliary(mssql_sql) > set RHOST 192.168.1.195
RHOST => 192.168.1.195
msf auxiliary(mssql_sql) > set SQL use logins;select * from userpass
SQL => use logins;select * from userpass
msf auxiliary(mssql_sql) > run

[*] SQL Query: use logins;select * from userpass
[*] Row Count: 3 (Status: 16 Command: 193)



 userid  username  password
 ------  --------  --------
 1       bjohnson  password
 2       aadams    s3cr3t
 3       jsmith    htimsj

[*] Auxiliary module execution completed
msf auxiliary(mssql_sql) >
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