pwntools is a CTF framework and exploit development library. Written in Python, it is designed for rapid prototyping and development, and intended to make exploit writing as simple as possible.
from pwn import *
context(arch = 'i386', os = 'linux')
r = remote('exploitme.example.com', 31337)
# EXPLOIT CODE GOES HERE
Our documentation is available at docs.pwntools.com
To get you started, we've provided some example solutions for past CTF challenges in our write-ups repository.
pwntools is best supported on 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04, but most functionality should work on any Posix-like distribution (Debian, Arch, FreeBSD, OSX, etc.). Python 2.7 is required.
Most of the functionality of pwntools is self-contained and Python-only. You should be able to get running quickly with
However, some of the features (assembling/disassembling foreign architectures) require non-Python dependencies. For more information, see the complete installation instructions here.
apt-get install python2.7 python-pip python-dev git libssl-dev libffi-dev build-essential
pip install --upgrade pip
pip install --upgrade pwntools