Tuesday, 26 July 2016

How to Create You Lab on Kali Linux - Using VMware or VBox

Before you start - Here are something that you need to consider..

  • Install VirtualBox or Vmware
  • Install LiveCD in VirtualBox or Vmware
  • Boot and try out your LiveCD


There are lots of tutorials available on the internet related to hacking but the big problem lies in testing your theoretical skills. Unless you don't have practical exposure to hacking, you cannot really understand the strength of it. The technique I will discuss here will be advantageous for those who have only single system and want to set up a testing network using it. In case you have multiple systems then you can easily test for your skills by making one system as target and other as attacker.
VMware Workstation 12 Pro - Leading Edge PC Virtualization VMware Workstation 12 Pro

Download VMware Workstation or Player

The best way to practice hacking is within a virtual environment. Essentially, you set up a hacking system, such as Kali Linux, and some victims to exploit. Ideally, you would want multiple operating systems (Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8, as well as a Linux flavor) and applications so that you can try out a variety of hacks.

Virtual machines and a virtual network are the best and safest way to set up a hacking lab. There are several virtualization systems out there, including Citrix, Oracle's VirtualBox, KVM, Microsoft's Virtual PC and Hyper-V, and VMware'sWorkstation, VMware Player and ESXi. For a laboratory environment, I strongly recommend VMware's Workstation or Player. Workstation is commercial product that costs under $200, while Player is free. You can also get a free 30-day trial of Workstation.

Player is limited to just playing VMs , while Workstation can both create and play VMs. Let's download VMware's Workstation or Player here.

Then - For you Images you can download a pre-built image. As it will allow you to save some time, you don't need to build the image from scratch. Here is a link for you to download several Linux pre-built Linux Images on SourceForge.

I don't encourage you to download pre-built Windows VM from anywhere, for the single fact that Microsoft itself provides you with pre-built Windows VM for you to use on your VM Lab. Again I did the research for you and here it the link for you to download the Windows of your choice,  Obs: Remember Windows only allow you to use those VM images for 30 days. Please, READ Microsoft TERMS AND CONDITIONS before you use their software here is the url for you.

Keep posted - This tutorial continues on Part 2

Also check this Handful tutorials I have found online:

Checkout our tutorial videos below. Learn more about.
  1. OWASP AppSec Basics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDbWvEwBBxo
  2. OWASP SQL Injection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pypTYPaU7mM
  3. OWASP Cross Site Scripting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z9RQSnf8-g
  4. OWASP Strict Transport Security: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEV3HOuM_Vw

How to Use Microsoft Ready-Made VM Images for VMware and VBox

Microsoft Officially Offering Ready-Made VirtualBox And VMWare Images

Microsoft Offering ready made pre-installed windows operating system to test Internet Explorer  , virtual machine images are available for windows ,mac and linux virtualization solutions , for cross browser testing , so you can test your site in different operating systems .
IE versions being offered are:
  • IE7 on Vista
  • IE8 on Windows 7
  • IE9 on Windows 7
  • IE10 on Windows 8
Offered  VMs that will run on:
  • Windows
  • OSX
  • Linux
The VM software choices are specific to the OS you choose:
  • Windows – Hyper-V, Virtual PC, VirtualBox & VMWare Player
  • OSX- VirtualBox & VMWare Fusion
  • Linux – VirtualBox
Cross-browser testing  simplified
Cross-browser testing
You have to just download and open vbox files with virtualbox or vmx files with vmware and you will get all pre-installed windows operating system , and you are good to go ,
there is pre-installed windows 8 virtual image if you want to test drive windows 8 🙂
How to Install virtual images :
  1. Download Virtual Images
  2. extract it somehwhere
  3. open vmware player or workstation
  4. click on file >> open
  5. locate  ” somefile”.vmx
  6. it will load up virtual image component

Monday, 11 July 2016

Kali Linux - VMware Workstation 12 Error Kernel 4.6.0-amd64 Not Found Error

After update my Kali Linux - I wanted to carry on working on my VM labs using VMware Workstation, the problem is that I could not longer loud. VMware Workstation 12

Every time I tried to load - this error was loading up. ERROR Kernel 4.6.0-amd64 not found 

What I tried this approach from Kali Linux forum but it didn't help

e.g 1 from https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?31734-Vmware-Kernel-Module-Updater-Issues-with-latest-Kernel-version-4-6-0-kali1-amd64&highlight=Vmware+kernel+issues :

Solution or Workaround: Modify 2 files in /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar and /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
1- Extract /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar
2- Modify /vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c
3- Replace "get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote" 
4- tar and replace original
5- Extract /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
6- Modify ./vmnet-only/userif.c
7- Replace "get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote" 
8- tar and replace original
Now you should be able to compile the modules successfully.
Tested on Kali Linux 2016 with kernel 4.6.

It was still failing ..

Then - I removed VMware completely from my system and clean dkpg ..

The Edited the /etc/apt/source.list file with this two repositories ..

e.g 2:

Edit your sources.list

The easiest way is to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list
root@kali:~# vi /etc/apt/sources.list
root@kali:~# leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list

Add official repo’s only:

Copy paste the following repositories (remove existing lines or you can comment them out – your take). Following repo list was taken from official Kali sources.list Repositories page:
# Regular repositories
deb http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib
deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security sana/updates main contrib non-free
# Source repositories

Then ...

Clean your apt-get

apt-get clean

Do an apt-get update

apt-get update

Do an upgrade

apt-get upgrade

Finally do a distribution upgrade

apt-get dist-upgrade
That’s it, you’re set.

Then, Install the Kernel headers  ...

Then ...

Install VMware Workstation 12 on Kali 

And That's all done ...

How to Complete Uninstall VMware Workstation from Kali Linux, Ubuntu 15 - 16 and Debian 7/8

VMWare Workstation doesn't ship in a deb, so it isn't registered in dpkg (which is why you can't find it in the software center). It does have an install and uninstall utility though.
To uninstall VMWare Workstation, you will need to run:
sudo vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation  
If you just run:
by itself, it will print all the options you have available. If you run:
vmware-installer -l
It will print a list of all VMWare products you have installed.
Similarly, to uninstall VMWare Player:
sudo vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-player