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Infection Monkey - An automated pentest tool

repo name guardicore/monkey
repo link https://github.com/guardicore/monkey
homepage https://www.guardicore.com/infectionmonkey/
language Python
size (curr.) 8975 kB
stars (curr.) 3089
created 2015-08-30
license GNU General Public License v3.0

Infection Monkey

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Data center Security Testing Tool

Welcome to the Infection Monkey!

The Infection Monkey is an open source security tool for testing a data center’s resiliency to perimeter breaches and internal server infection. The Monkey uses various methods to self propagate across a data center and reports success to a centralized Monkey Island server.

The Infection Monkey is comprised of two parts:

  • Monkey - A tool which infects other machines and propagates to them.
  • Monkey Island - A dedicated server to control and visualize the Infection Monkey’s progress inside the data center.

To read more about the Monkey, visit infectionmonkey.com.

Main Features

The Infection Monkey uses the following techniques and exploits to propagate to other machines.

  • Multiple propagation techniques:
    • Predefined passwords
    • Common logical exploits
    • Password stealing using Mimikatz
  • Multiple exploit methods:
    • SSH
    • SMB
    • WMI
    • Shellshock
    • Conficker
    • SambaCry
    • Elastic Search (CVE-2015-1427)


Check out the Setup page in the Wiki or a quick getting started guide.

The Infection Monkey supports a variety of platforms, documented in the wiki.

Building the Monkey from source

To deploy development version of monkey you should refer to readme in the deployment scripts folder. If you only want to build the monkey from source, see Setup and follow the instructions at the readme files under infection_monkey and monkey_island.

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Unit Tests

In order to run all of the Unit Tests, run the command python -m pytest in the monkey directory.

To get a coverage report, first make sure the coverage package is installed using pip install coverage. Run the command coverage run -m unittest in the monkey directory and then coverage html. The coverage report can be found in htmlcov.index.

Blackbox tests

In order to run the Blackbox tests, refer to envs/monkey_zoo/blackbox/README.md.


Copyright (c) Guardicore Ltd

See the LICENSE file for license rights and limitations (GPLv3).

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