Source code for the book "Black Hat Python" by Justin Seitz. The code has been fully converted to Python 3, reformatted to comply with PEP8 standards and refactored to eliminate issues of dependency resolution involving deprecated libraries.
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Python 3 “Black Hat Python” Source Code
Source code for the book “Black Hat Python” by Justin Seitz. The code has been fully converted to Python 3, reformatted to comply with PEP8 standards and refactored to eliminate issues of dependency resolution involving deprecated libraries.
Although many optimizations could have been implemented in the source code presented throughout the book, the code was left unaltered as much as possible so that such modifications can be applied by the reader as he sees fit. The code as it is needs some serious refactoring efforts ranging from docstrings to type hinting and exception handling, not to mention enhancements like context managers, but these issues by themselves may come to benefit the reader if he has the intention of implementing them. It also presents many bugs originating from indentation that have been corrected if fatal errors were to be avoided during runtime.
A conversion similar to this one has been made available by myself on the source code of the book “Violent Python”, by TJ O’Connor. Check it out here if you haven’t done it yet.
Simply choose a directory (DIR) in which to clone the project using
git clone, create a new virtual environment or
venv for it (recommended
) and install the requirements using
user@host:~/DIR$ git clone https://github.com/EONRaider/blackhat-python3 user@host:~/DIR$ python3 -m venv venv user@host:~/DIR$ source venv/bin/activate (venv) user@host:~/DIR$ pip install -r requirements.txt
- The book was made available in its entirety by Internet Archive, right here.
- Some listings presented on the book were missing from the author’s code repository available from “no starch press” website and were added to their respective chapters. A more accurate naming convention has been applied to the files as necessary in order to relate them to the code presented in the book.
- Minor bugs that generated warnings by the interpreter have been fixed throughout the code without altering its characteristics.
- Auxiliary files that were required to make the code work were added to their respective chapters.
- As a personal side-note, it could have been possible for the author to have written cleaner code without jeopardizing the quickness of implementation that is required for ethical hacking engagements. Why he opted for not doing so remains of unknown reason.
Critical bug fixes that had to be made in order to properly implement the source code and avoid fatal errors:
chapter02/bh_sshserver.pyrequired the RSA key contained in the
test_rsa.keyfile, now included in the corresponding directory.
scanner.pyall had serious problems in the definition of IP packet sizes and portability between 32/64-bit systems due to problems in the implementation of structs. More about these issues on this thread on Stack Overflow.
netaddrlibrary, which is not maintained anymore and presents many incompatibilities with Python 3. For that reason the code has been refactored and now uses the
ipaddresslibrary from Stdlib.
scapylibrary, which is not compatible with Python 3. For that reason the code has been refactored and now uses the
chapter04/pic_carver.pynow uses the
opencv-pythonlibrary instead of
cv2. The “cv2.cv” module was deprecated and has been replaced. The parameter “cv2.cv.CV_HAAR_SCALE_IMAGE” from the original code was replaced by “cv2.CASCADE_SCALE_IMAGE” because of this commit.
chapter05/content_bruter.pyrequired a wordlist to work. It has been added to the chapter under
chapter05/joomla_killer.pyrequired a wordlist to work. It has been added to the chapter under
bhp_wordlist.pyhave been reformatted to comply with PEP8, though some warnings will still be triggered due to the necessity to conform class names to camel-casing in this specific application on Burp Suite.
chapter06/jython-standalone-2.7.2.jaris available as a more updated version of the file relative to the one presented in the book.
chapter07/git_trojan.pywas refactored to replace the
implibrary (now deprecated) for
types. A subdirectory structure with the necessary configuration files has been implemented as instructed in the book. The “trojan_config” variable was missing the relative path to the
configsubdirectory. A call to “to_tree()” method was added to line 60 in order to avoid an AttributeError exception generated by the original code. Instructions on how to generate an access token instead of using one’s password in case 2FA is being used were included as comments.
PyHooklibrary to work. A wheel file has been included with the 1.6.2 version. If necessary, other versions can be downloaded from here.
chapter09/ie_exfil.pythrew errors due to the handling of the plaintext variable (which can appear as a string or as a binary string) when handed over to the “encrypt_string” function. Additionally, the use of the
base64library was corrected. Contribution from Enraged at this commit.
As a matter of common sense, first try to discuss the change you wish to make to this repository via an issue.
- Ensure the modifications you wish to introduce actually lead to a pull request. The change of one line or two should be requested through an issue instead.
- If necessary, update the README.md file with details relative to changes to the project structure.
- Make sure the commit messages that include the modifications follow a standard. If you don’t know how to proceed, here is a great reference on how to do it.
- Your request will be reviewed as soon as possible (usually within 48 hours).