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    Brute force SSH tool?

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    Any good tools for attempting to find ssh password? I know roughly what the root password is i.e. is either 1 of 2 words and then there are some numbers but not sure. I can't do single user mode as some dimwit has unplugged the ILO switch and i need to do this before people are in monday.

    any ideas on tools?

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    Jack the Ripper might be able to do this, it is the brute force tool to use against the /passwd folder, might have that feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Jack the Ripper might be able to do this
    John the Ripper? I don't think @ConradJones would find Jack the Ripper helpful!

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    john the ripper was the program i was thinking of with mangling rules but I think it only works on hashes? i want to brute attack the ssh login over the network

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    There should be something in Kali Linux that can do what you want (ssh_login perhaps?).

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    i've got hydra on backtrack, that seems to do the cracking i'm just wondering now if i can get either john or another program to generate a password list based on some words and rules i specify

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    John the Ripper? I don't think @ConradJones would find Jack the Ripper helpful!
    Thanks, I don't mess with linux that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConradJones View Post
    another program to generate a password list based on some words and rules I specify
    Crunch or RSMangler?

    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    I don't mess with linux that much.
    I normally use the Windows version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    There should be something in Kali Linux that can do what you want (ssh_login perhaps?).
    metasploit u linked to worked. on backtrack,

    password is def wrong on one box as it found it on the other two
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConradJones View Post
    metasploit u linked to worked.
    Excellent news!

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    password is def wrong on one box as it found it on the other two
    Does that mean someone else has changed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Excellent news!


    Does that mean someone else has changed it?
    not sure currently.

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    What are you trying to crack? If its a linux box you have physical access to, boot into single user mode and sort it out.

    Also bear in mind that modern linux discourages the use of "root" - so it may be that you've a local account on there and need to su?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    What are you trying to crack? If its a linux box you have physical access to, boot into single user mode and sort it out.

    Also bear in mind that modern linux discourages the use of "root" - so it may be that you've a local account on there and need to su?
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    I can't do single user mode as some dimwit has unplugged the ILO switch and i need to do this before people are in monday.
    its esx 4.1

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