Java applet attack method – Setoolkit

The Setoolkit, also known as the Social Engineering Toolkit, is a powerful tool used for penetration testing and ethical hacking. It provides a wide range of attack vectors, including the Java applet attack method. In this tutorial, we will explore how to use the Setoolkit to execute a Java applet attack.

What is a Java Applet Attack?

A Java applet is a small program that runs within a web browser. It is designed to enhance the functionality of a website by providing interactive content. However, Java applets can also be used maliciously to exploit vulnerabilities in a user’s system.

A Java applet attack involves tricking a user into running a malicious Java applet, which can then be used to gain unauthorized access to their system or steal sensitive information. This attack method is often used in phishing campaigns or to distribute malware.

Setting Up the Setoolkit

Before we can proceed with the Java applet attack, we need to set up the Setoolkit on our system. Here are the steps to follow

Install the setoolkit:  The Setoolkit is included in the Kali Linux distribution. If you are using Kali Linux, you can install it by running the below command 

					sudo apt-get install setoolkit

Lanch the setoolkit: Once the installation is complete, you can launch the Setoolkit by running the below command.

					sudo setoolkit
Output for running the setoolkit

Select the Java Applet Attack Method: In the Setoolkit menu, select the “Website Attack Vectors” option, followed by the “Java Applet Attack Method” option.

Java applet attack method – Setoolkit
Output for choose java pplet methode

Choose Web attack methode: Once you choose java applet attack method you can see this below three option

1. web Templates
  • This is first method will allow SET to import a list of pre-defined web applications that it can utilize within the attack.

2. Site Cloner

  • This is second method will completely clone a website of your choosing and allow you to utilize the attack vectors within the completely same web application you were attempting to clone.

3. Custom Import

  • The third method allows you to import your own website, note that you should only have an index.html when using the import website functionality.

You choose any one which you want I choose 2nd one.

Java applet attack method – Setoolkit
Output for choosing the web templates

Once you complete the above  process now choose certificate which you want. I choose second one

Java applet attack method – Setoolkit
Output for choosing the certificate

Choose website and payload: Now choose phishing website and payload option I choose phishing website: but you choose any website. and I choose payload for meterpreter memory injection.

Java applet attack method – Setoolkit
Output for choosing the website and payloads

After complet to choose website and payloads. set port number and shell code injection. see this below image.

Java applet attack method – Setoolkit
output for set shell code injection

Get phishing link: After completing the above steps you will get a phishing link. now you can share that phishing link to your victim.

Output for getting the phishing link

Once the target user runs the malicious Java applet, it will attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in their system. The specific actions performed by the applet will depend on the payload type selected during the creation process.

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