Pentesting Tools Sniffing & Spoofing

Zarp -Network Attack Tool

Zarp is a network attack tool centered around the exploitation of local networks. This does not include system exploitation, but rather abusing networking protocols and stacks to take over, infiltrate, and knock out. Sessions can be managed to quickly poison and sniff multiple systems at once, dumping sensitive information automatically or to the attacker directly. Various sniffers are included to automatically parse usernames and passwords from various protocols, as well as view HTTP traffic and more. DoS attacks are included to knock out various systems and applications. These tools open up the possibility for very complex attack scenarios on live networks quickly, cleanly, and quietly.

The long-term goal of zarp is to become the master command center of a network; to provide a modular, well-defined framework that provides a powerful overview and in-depth analysis of an entire network. This will come to light with the future inclusion of a web application front-end, which acts as the television screen, whereas the CLI interface will be the remote. This will provide network topology reports, host relationships, and more. zarp aims to be your window into the potential exploitability of a network and its hosts, not an exploitation platform itself; it is the manipulation of relationships and trust felt within local intranets. Look for zeb, the web-app frontend to zarp, sometime in the future.


Zarp -Network Attack Tool Overview

Broad categories are (see wiki for more information on these):

  • Poisoners
  • Denial of Service
  • Sniffers
  • Scanners
  • Services
  • Parameter
  • Attacks


zarp is intended to be as dependency-free as possible. When available, zarp has opted to use pure or native Python implementations over requiring or importing huge libraries. Even as such, zarp requires the following to run:

  • Linux
  • Python 2.7.x
  • Scapy (packaged with zarp)

It is also recommended that user’s have the following installed for access to specific modules:

  • airmon-ng suite (for all your wireless cracking needs)
  • tcpdump
  • libmproxy (packaged with zarp)
  • paramiko (SSH service)
  • nfqueue-bindings (packet modifier)

The recommended installation process is to run:

You can then run:

to update zarp. The update flag will not work if you download the tarball from the Git page.

Scapy comes packaged with Zarp and no installation is required. Wifite is used for wireless AP cracking; a specific version (ballast-dev branch) is required. This comes packaged with zarp. There are some dependencies required for Scapy, but most should be pretty easy to install or already be installed.


List of modules accessible from the command line:

Main menu when launched with the command line GUI:


CLI Usage and Shortcuts

Modules can be navigated to by nesting entries:

Nested entries go as far as modules will. Note that right now it’s ‘dumb’ in that, if you enter in a ton of numbers, it’s going to continue dumping that out as module selection!

Source and Download

I started blogging around 2011 at #Ubuntupirates, #ProjectX and #pir8geek, I’m currently working as Network/Linux SysAdmin.

I’m a Linux,opensource advocate and interested in network security and InfoSec.

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