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This package contains a script for orchestrating mana rogue Wi-Fi Access Points. It can also handle regular hostapd AP and create AP easily.

Installed size: 102 KB
How to install: sudo apt install berate-ap

  • hostapd-mana
  • iproute2
  • iw
  • procps
root@kali:~# berate_ap -h
Usage: berate_ap [options] <wifi-interface> [<interface-with-internet>] [<access-point-name> [<passphrase>]]

  -h, --help              Show this help
  --version               Print version number
  -c <channel>            Channel number (default: 1)
  -w <WPA version>        Use 1 for WPA, use 2 for WPA2, 3 for WPA3, use 1+2 for WPA/2 (default), or 2+3 for WPA3/2 transition
  -n                      Disable Internet sharing (if you use this, don't pass
                          the <interface-with-internet> argument)
  -m <method>             Method for Internet sharing.
                          Use: 'nat' for NAT (default)
                               'bridge' for bridging
                               'none' for no Internet sharing (equivalent to -n)
  --psk                   Use 64 hex digits pre-shared-key instead of passphrase
  --hidden                Make the Access Point hidden (do not broadcast the SSID)
  --qrcode                Show the qrcode of the created Access Point (qrencode must be installed)
  --mac-filter            Enable MAC address filtering
  --mac-filter-accept     Location of MAC address filter list (defaults to /etc/hostapd/hostapd.accept)
  --redirect-to-localhost If -n is set, redirect every web request to localhost (useful for public information networks)
  --hostapd-debug <level> With level between 1 and 2, passes arguments -d or -dd to hostapd for debugging.
  --isolate-clients       Disable communication between clients
  --ieee80211n            Enable IEEE 802.11n (HT)
  --ieee80211ac           Enable IEEE 802.11ac (VHT)
  --ht_capab <HT>         HT capabilities (default: [HT40+])
  --vht_capab <VHT>       VHT capabilities
  --country <code>        Set two-letter country code for regularity (example: US)
  --freq-band <GHz>       Set frequency band. Valid inputs: 2.4, 5 (default: 2.4)
  --driver                Choose your WiFi adapter driver (default: nl80211)
  --ieee80211w <0-2>      Enable IEEE 802.11w Management Frame Protection (MFP). 0 disabled (default), 1 optional , 2 mandatory
  --no-virt               Do not create virtual interface
  --no-haveged            Do not run 'haveged' automatically when needed
  --fix-unmanaged         If NetworkManager shows your interface as unmanaged after you
                          close create_ap, then use this option to switch your interface
                          back to managed
  --mac <MAC>             Set MAC address
  --dhcp-dns <IP1[,IP2]>  Set DNS returned by DHCP
  --daemon                Run create_ap in the background
  --stop <id>             Send stop command to an already running create_ap. For an <id>
                          you can put the PID of create_ap or the WiFi interface. You can
                          get them with --list-running
  --list-running          Show the create_ap processes that are already running
  --list-clients <id>     List the clients connected to create_ap instance associated with <id>.
                          For an <id> you can put the PID of create_ap or the WiFi interface.
                          If virtual WiFi interface was created, then use that one.
                          You can get them with --list-running
  --mkconfig <conf_file>  Store configs in conf_file
  --config <conf_file>    Load configs from conf_file

Enterprise Options:
  --eap                   Enable Enterprise (EAP) wireless settings
                          Default is to use built in RADIUS server

                          *Built in RADIUS server*
  --eap-user-file         Full path to EAP user file
                          Default will use Manas hostapd.eap_user
  --eap-cert-subj         Set or modify certificate subject
  --eap-cert-path         Full path to wireless certificates
                          Name of the certs at the location:
                              - hostapd.dh.pem
                              - hostapd.cert.pem
                              - hostapd.key.pem
                          You will be prompted to generate a cert if no path is provided
  --eap-key-passwd        If key requires a password

                          *Use external RADIUS server*
  --radius-server         Use an external RADIUS server rather than built in
                          Default port is 1812
                              --remote-radius <ip address>[:port]
  --radius-secret         Provide shared RADIUS secret

Mana WPE Options:
  --mana-wpe              Enable WPE mode
                          Will intercept various EAP credentials
  --mana-credout <file>   Set location of output creds file
                          Default location is at /tmp/hostapd.credout
  --mana-eapsuccess       Always return an EAP success message
  --mana-eaptls           Accept any EAP-TLS client certificate

Mana/Karma Options:
  --mana                  Enable Mana Attack
                          Will respond affirmative to all device access point probes
  --mana-loud             Enable Mana loud mode
                          Will respond with all seen access points to devices
  --mana-whitelist <list> Provide a list of SSIDs to respond to
  --mana-logging          Enable Device logging to file, taxonomy enabled by default
                          Default output location is at /tmp/hostapd.manaout
  --mana-manaout <file>   Set location of output mana logging file

MANA Other Options:
  --mana-wpa              Enable MANA WPA handshake capture
                          Mana can capture handshakes for users attempting to connect which are then placed
                          into hashcats hccpx format. 
                          PLEASE NOTE: This attack currently does not work with mana enabled so the correct
                          ESSID will have to be specified
                          Default output location is at /tmp/hostapd.hccapx
  --mana-wpaout <file>    Set location of output for wpa-psk handshakes
  --colour                Colourise MANA output and credential capture so its easier to distinguish
  --vanilla               By default berate_ap will use hostapd_mana,
                          if you would like to use vanilla hostapd please use this flag
                          Using this flag will prevent evil mana operations

wpa_sycophant Options:
  --wpa-sycophant         Enable the enable_sycophant flag in MANA
                          wpa_sycophant is a tool used to relay MSCHAP authentication attempts
                          between a rogue AP and a legitimate AP
                          This may be used to authenticate to a legitimate AP using someone elses login attempt
                          similar to a tool like Impackets in the wired world.
                          This option needs to be used in conjunction with
Non-Bridging Options:
  --no-dns                Disable dnsmasq DNS server
  --no-dnsmasq            Disable dnsmasq server completely
  -g <gateway>            IPv4 Gateway for the Access Point (default:
  -d                      DNS server will take into account /etc/hosts
  -e <hosts_file>         DNS server will take into account additional hosts file

Useful informations:
  * If you're not using the --no-virt option, then you can create an AP with the same
    interface you are getting your Internet connection.
  * You can pass your SSID and password through pipe or through arguments (see examples).
  * On bridge method if the <interface-with-internet> is not a bridge interface, then
    a bridge interface is created automatically.

  berate_ap wlan0 eth0 MyAccessPoint MyPassPhrase
  echo -e 'MyAccessPoint\nMyPassPhrase' | berate_ap wlan0 eth0
  berate_ap wlan0 eth0 MyAccessPoint
  echo 'MyAccessPoint' | berate_ap wlan0 eth0
  berate_ap wlan0 wlan0 MyAccessPoint MyPassPhrase
  berate_ap -n wlan0 MyAccessPoint MyPassPhrase
  berate_ap -m bridge wlan0 eth0 MyAccessPoint MyPassPhrase
  berate_ap -m bridge wlan0 br0 MyAccessPoint MyPassPhrase
  berate_ap --driver rtl871xdrv wlan0 eth0 MyAccessPoint MyPassPhrase
  berate_ap --daemon wlan0 eth0 MyAccessPoint MyPassPhrase
  berate_ap --stop wlan0
  berate_ap --eap --eap-cert-subj '/O=Internet Widgits Pty Ltd/ST=Some-State/C=AU' wlan0 eth0 MyAccessPoint
  berate_ap --eap --eap-user-file /etc/hostapd/hostapd.eap_user wlan0 eth0 MyAccessPoint
  berate_ap --trifecta wlan0 eth0 MyAccessPoint MyPassPhrase

Updated on: 2024-Feb-16