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Kippo SSH Honeypot Detector

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Kippo SSH Honeypot Detector



This module will detect if an SSH server is running a Kippo honeypot. This is done by issuing unexpected data to the SSH service and checking the response returned for two particular non-standard error messages.


  • Andrew Morris <andrew@morris.guru>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/ssh/detect_kippo
msf auxiliary(detect_kippo) > show actions
msf auxiliary(detect_kippo) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(detect_kippo) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(detect_kippo) > run 

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