smuggler: HTTP Request Smuggling / Desync testing tool
An HTTP Request Smuggling / Desync testing tool written in Python 3.
This tool does not guarantee any false positives or false negatives. Just because a mutation may report OK does not mean there isn’t a desync issue, but more importantly just because the tool indicates a potential desync issue does not mean there definitely exists one. The script may encounter request processors from large entities (i.e. Google/AWS/Yahoo/Akamai/etc..) that may show false-positive results.
git clone https://github.com/defparam/smuggler.git
Configuration files are python files that exist in the ./config directory of smuggler. These files describe the content of the HTTP requests and the transfer-encoding mutations to test.
Here is the example content of default.py:
There are no input arguments yet on specifying your own customer headers and user-agents. It is recommended to create your own configuration file based on default.py and modify it to your liking.
Smuggler comes with 3 configuration files: default.py (fast), doubles.py (niche, slow), exhaustive.py (very slow) default.py is the fastest because it contains fewer mutations.
specify configuration files using the -c/–configfile <configfile> command line option
Inside the Smuggler, the directory is the payloads directory. When Smuggler finds a potential CLTE or TECL desync issue, it will automatically dump a binary txt file of the problematic payload in the payloads directory. All payload filenames are annotated with the hostname, desync type, and mutation type. Use these payloads to netcat directly to the server or to import into other analysis tools.
After you find a desync issue feel free to use my Turbo Intruder desync scripts found Here: https://github.com/defparam/tiscripts
DesyncAttack_TECL.py are great scripts to help stage a desync attack
Smuggler at a minimum requires either a URL via the -u/–url argument or a list of URLs piped into the script via stdin. If the URL specifies
https:// then Smuggler will connect to the host:port using SSL/TLS. If the URL specifies
http:// then no SSL/TLS will be used at all. If only the host is specified, then the script will default to
Use -v/–vhost <host> to specify a different host header from the server address
Use -x/–exit_early to exit the scan of a given server when a potential issue is found. In piped mode smuggler will just continue to the next host on the list
Use -m/–method <method> to specify a different HTTP verb from POST (i.e GET/PUT/PATCH/OPTIONS/CONNECT/TRACE/DELETE/HEAD/etc…)
Use -l/–log <file> to write output to file as well as stdout
Use -q/–quiet reduce verbosity and only log issues found
Use -t/–timeout <value> to specify the socket timeout. The value should be high enough to conclude that the socket is hanging, but low enough to speed up testing (default: 5)
Use –no-color to suppress the output color codes printed to stdout (logs by default don’t include color codes)
Use -c/–configfile <configfile> to specify your smuggler mutation configuration file (default: default.py)
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