Cisco Torch mass scanning, fingerprinting, and exploitation tool was written while working on the next edition of the “Hacking Exposed Cisco Networks”, since the tools available on the market could not meet our needs.

The main feature that makes Cisco-torch different from similar tools is the extensive use of forking to launch multiple scanning processes on the background for maximum scanning efficiency. Also, it uses several methods of application layer fingerprinting simultaneously, if needed. We wanted something fast to discover remote Cisco hosts running Telnet, SSH, Web, NTP and SNMP services and launch dictionary attacks against the services discovered.

HOW IT WORKS….
Syntax
cisco – torch <options> <IP,hostname,network>
COMMANDS:
Using config file torch.conf...
Loading include and plugin ...
 version 
usage: cisco-torch  <ip,hostname,network>

or: cisco-torch  -F 

Available options:
-O 
-A		All fingerprint scan types combined
-t		Cisco Telnetd scan
-s		Cisco SSHd scan
-u		Cisco SNMP scan
-g		Cisco config or tftp file download
-n		NTP fingerprinting scan
-j		TFTP fingerprinting scan
-l 	loglevel
		c  critical (default)
		v  verbose
		d  debug
-w		Cisco Webserver scan
-z		Cisco IOS HTTP Authorization Vulnerability Scan
-c		Cisco Webserver with SSL support scan
-b		Password dictionary attack (use with -s, -u, -c, -w , -j or -t only)
-V		Print tool version and exit
examples:	cisco-torch -A 10.10.0.0/16
		cisco-torch -s -b -F sshtocheck.txt
		cisco-torch -w -z 10.10.0.0/16
		cisco-torch -j -b -g -F tftptocheck.txt
 cisco-torch-1

 

[email protected]:~$ cisco-torch -A 192.168.1.1
Using config file torch.conf...
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###############################################################
#   Cisco Torch Mass Scanner                                  #
#   Becase we need it...                                      #
#   http://www.arhont.com/cisco-torch.pl                      #
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List of targets contains 1 host(s)
4724:	Checking 192.168.1.1 ...
HUH db not found, it should be in fingerprint.db
Skipping Telnet fingerprint
* Cisco by SNMP found ***
*System Description: Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) 3600 Software (C5640-IK9O3S-M), Version 14.3(22), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2015 by cisco Systems, Inc.
BALAJI is a Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Security. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Editor-in-Chief, Author & Co-Founder of GBHackers On Security