Configure the Discourse RSS Polling Plugin

OK we can wait on this to see if we get to rule of three.

Okidoke! :+1:

Thanks for the super fast response. :rocket:

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Hello,

I’m getting broken images

![](upload://7Tu1xeK5xtt2jBrjpWQcBxOYByS.png

with “embed truncate” the images works; but with disable “embed truncate” it’s give me broken like this all the images…

in the logs empty… and Sidekiq everything Processed fine…

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any help for my issue here ??

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Please share here:

  • Link to article you are trying to embed

  • Link to the RSS feed

  • HTML of the cooked post or a link to the instance where the topic lives

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I suspect that you are running into the issue that’s outlined here: Fix broken images for posts created by the WP Discourse and RSS plugins. That guide gives a couple of workarounds for the issue. There’s a detailed explanation of the issue in my second post in the topic.

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Correct @simon i try this by enable “disabled image download domains” but the images wont be appear that time…

The images only appear in this way

![](upload://6zqK52dO23i1JsYH2oyMU12U2ro.jpeg)

and manually editing by adding

it’s not correct “working plugin”.

but regard “Classic Editor” i didn’t try that since it’s not related to WordPress…

I hope you can give us some fix or temporery fix for this issue.

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After reading many long topics, etc… i decide go with the blank to fix the image issue; but the problem with this plugin it’s even after i edit it and fix the pictures, after that the picture disspeared “or” the topic scrapped again with broken image, and i need to make edit “revert to revision” …

it’s really anoning that we cannot make the topic pictures not broken; even after adding a blank to the picture !

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Can you please share what has been asked from you?

Otherwise it’s pointless to complain without minimal actionable information.

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I already point about broking images, but none give results expect one reffering same issue with no result.

what link i try to embeeded:

link to RSS feed
https://reconshell.com/tag/cobaltstrike/feed/

HTML cooked:


<figure class="wp-block-image size-large">![cs|1024x689](upload://liMGLRlV0nW3HZuECbVKnLCrHcE.png)</figure>



<p><strong><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-purple-color">Cobalt Strike C2 Reverse proxy that fends off Blue Teams, AVs, EDRs, scanners through packet inspection and malleable profile correlation</span></strong></p>



<hr class="wp-block-separator">



<p>(previously known as <a href="https://github.com/mgeeky/proxy2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">proxy2’s</a> <em>malleable_redirector</em> plugin)</p>



<p><strong>Let’s raise the bar in C2 redirectors IR resiliency, shall we?</strong></p>



<p>Red Teaming business has seen <a href="https://bluescreenofjeff.com/2016-04-12-combatting-incident-responders-with-apache-mod_rewrite/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">several</a> <a href="https://posts.specterops.io/automating-apache-mod-rewrite-and-cobalt-strike-malleable-c2-profiles-d45266ca642" target="_blank" rel="noopener">different</a> <a href="https://gist.github.com/curi0usJack/971385e8334e189d93a6cb4671238b10" target="_blank" rel="noopener">great</a> ideas on how to combat incident responders and misdirect them while offering resistant C2 redirectors network at the same time.</p>



<p>This work combines many of those great ideas into a one, lightweight utility, mimicking Apache2 in it’s roots of being a simple HTTP(S) reverse-proxy.</p>



<p>Combining Malleable C2 profiles understanding, knowledge of bad IP addresses pool and a flexibility of easily adding new inspection and misrouting logic – resulted in having a crafty repellent for IR inspections.</p>



<figure class="wp-block-image size-large">![red|1024x677](upload://yNscGob6i3Xu2UY6bnBXZgbSwAZ.png)</figure>



<p>Should any invalid inbound packet reach RedWarden – you can <code>redirect</code>, <code>reset</code> or just <code>proxy</code> it away!</p>



<h2><a href="https://github.com/mgeeky/RedWarden#abstract" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></h2>



<h2><strong>Abstract</strong></h2>



<p>This program acts as a HTTP/HTTPS reverse-proxy with several restrictions imposed upon inbound C2 HTTP requests selecting which packets to direct to the Teamserver and which to drop, similarly to the .htaccess file restrictions mandated in Apache2’s <code>mod_rewrite</code>.</p>



<p><code>RedWarden</code> was created to solve the problem of IR/AV/EDRs/Sandboxes evasion on the C2 redirector layer. It’s intended to supersede classical Apache2 + mod_rewrite setups used for that purpose.</p>



<p><strong>Features:</strong></p>



<ul><li>Malleable C2 Profile parser able to validate inbound HTTP/S requests strictly according to malleable’s contract and drop outlaying packets in case of violation (Malleable Profiles 4.0+ with variants covered)</li><li>Ability to unfilter/repair unexpected and unwanted HTTP headers added by interim systems such as proxies and caches (think CloudFlare) in order to conform to a valid Malleable contract.</li><li>Integrated curated massive blacklist of IPv4 pools and ranges known to be associated with IT Security vendors</li><li>Grepable output log entries (in both Apache2 combined access log and custom RedWarden formats) useful to track peer connectivity events/issues</li><li>Ability to query connecting peer’s IPv4 address against IP Geolocation/whois information and confront that with predefined regular expressions to rule out peers connecting outside of trusted organizations/countries/cities etc.</li><li>Built-in Replay attacks mitigation enforced by logging accepted requests’ MD5 hashsums into locally stored SQLite database and preventing requests previously accepted.</li><li>Allows to define ProxyPass statemtents to pass requests matching specific URL onto other Hosts</li><li>Support for multiple Teamservers</li><li>Support for many reverse-proxying Hosts/redirection sites giving in a randomized order – which lets load-balance traffic or build more versatile infrastructures</li><li>Can repair HTTP packets according to expected malleable contract in case some of the headers were corrupted in traffic</li><li>Sleepless nights spent on troubleshooting “why my Beacon doesn’t work over CloudFlare/CDN/Domain Fronting” are over now thanks to detailed verbose HTTP(S) requests/responses logs</li></ul>



<p>The RedWarden takes Malleable C2 profile and teamserver’s <code>hostname:port</code> on its input. It then parses supplied malleable profile sections to understand the contract and pass through only those inbound requests that satisfied it while misdirecting others.</p>



<p>Sections such as <code>http-stager</code>, <code>http-get</code>, <code>http-post</code> and their corresponding uris, headers, prepend/append patterns, User-Agent are all used to distinguish between legitimate beacon’s request and unrelated Internet noise or IR/AV/EDRs out of bound packets.</p>



<p>The program benefits from the marvelous known bad IP ranges coming from: curi0usJack and the others:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">https://gist.github.com/curi0usJack/971385e8334e189d93a6cb4671238b10</pre>



<p>Using an IP addresses blacklisting along with known bad keywords lookup through Reverse-IP DNS queries and HTTP headers inspection, brings the reliability to considerably increase redirector’s resiliency to the unauthorized peers wanting to examine attacker infrastructures.</p>



<p>Invalid packets may be misrouted according to three strategies:</p>



<ul><li><strong>redirect</strong>: Simply redirect peer to another websites, such as Rick Roll.</li><li><strong>reset</strong>: Kill TCP connection straightaway.</li><li><strong>proxy</strong>: Fetch a response from another website, to mimic cloned/hijacked website as closely as possible.</li></ul>



<p>This configuration is mandated in configuration file:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">#
# What to do with the request originating not conforming to Beacon, whitelisting or 
# ProxyPass inclusive statements: 
#   - 'redirect' it to another host with (HTTP 301), 
#   - 'reset' a TCP connection with connecting client
#   - 'proxy' the request, acting as a reverse-proxy against specified action_url 
#       (may be dangerous if client fetches something it shouldn't supposed to see!)
#
# Valid values: 'reset', 'redirect', 'proxy'. 
#
# Default: redirect
#
drop_action: redirect</pre>



<p>Below example shows outcome of <code>redirect</code> to <code>https://googole.com</code>:</p>



<figure class="wp-block-image size-large">![op|1024x526](upload://rSd1JK6ERp0W2nR9GtTryPHMvJc.png)</figure>



<p>Use wisely, stay safe.</p>



<h3><a href="https://github.com/mgeeky/RedWarden#requirements" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></h3>



<h3><strong><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">Requirements</span></strong></h3>



<p>This program can run only on Linux systems as it uses fork to spawn multiple processes.</p>



<p>Also, the <code>openssl</code> system command is expected to be installed as it is used to generate SSL certificates.</p>



<p>Finally, install all of the Python3 PIP requirements easily with:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">bash $ sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt</pre>



<h2><a href="https://github.com/mgeeky/RedWarden#usage" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></h2>



<h2>Usage</h2>



<h3><a href="https://github.com/mgeeky/RedWarden#example-usage" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></h3>



<h3><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">Example usage</span></h3>



<p>The minimal RedWarden’s <strong>config.yaml</strong> configuration file could contain:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">port:
  - 80/http
  - 443/https

profile: jquery-c2.3.14.profile

ssl_cacert: /etc/letsencrypt/live/attacker.com/fullchain.pem
ssl_cakey: /etc/letsencrypt/live/attacker.com/privkey.pem

teamserver_url:
  - 1.2.3.4:8080

drop_action: reset</pre>



<p>Then, the program can be launched by giving it a path to the config file:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">bash$ sudo python3 RedWarden.py -c config.yaml

  [INFO] 19:21:42: Loading 1 plugin...
  [INFO] 19:21:42: Plugin "malleable_redirector" has been installed.
  [INFO] 19:21:42: Preparing SSL certificates and keys for https traffic interception...
  [INFO] 19:21:42: Using provided CA key file: ca-cert/ca.key
  [INFO] 19:21:42: Using provided CA certificate file: ca-cert/ca.crt
  [INFO] 19:21:42: Using provided Certificate key: ca-cert/cert.key
  [INFO] 19:21:42: Serving http proxy on: 0.0.0.0, port: 80...
  [INFO] 19:21:42: Serving https proxy on: 0.0.0.0, port: 443...
  [INFO] 19:21:42: [REQUEST] GET /jquery-3.3.1.min.js
  [INFO] 19:21:42: == Valid malleable http-get request inbound.
  [INFO] 19:21:42: Plugin redirected request from [code.jquery.com] to [1.2.3.4:8080]
  [INFO] 19:21:42: [RESPONSE] HTTP 200 OK, length: 5543
  [INFO] 19:21:45: [REQUEST] GET /jquery-3.3.1.min.js
  [INFO] 19:21:45: == Valid malleable http-get request inbound.
  [INFO] 19:21:45: Plugin redirected request from [code.jquery.com] to [1.2.3.4:8080]
  [INFO] 19:21:45: [RESPONSE] HTTP 200 OK, length: 5543
  [INFO] 19:21:46: [REQUEST] GET /
  [...]
  [ERROR] 19:24:46: [DROP, reason:1] inbound User-Agent differs from the one defined in C2 profile.
  [...]
  [INFO] 19:24:46: [RESPONSE] HTTP 301 Moved Permanently, length: 212
  [INFO] 19:24:48: [REQUEST] GET /jquery-3.3.1.min.js
  [INFO] 19:24:48: == Valid malleable http-get request inbound.
  [INFO] 19:24:48: Plugin redirected request from [code.jquery.com] to [1.2.3.4:8080]
  [...]</pre>



<p>The above output contains a line pointing out that there has been an unauthorized, not compliant with our C2 profile inbound request, which got dropped due to incompatible User-Agent string presented:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-code"><code>  [...]
  [DROP, reason:1] inbound User-Agent differs from the one defined in C2 profile.
  [...]
</code></pre>



<h2><a href="https://github.com/mgeeky/RedWarden#use-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></h2>



<h2><strong>Use Cases</strong></h2>



<h3><a href="https://github.com/mgeeky/RedWarden#impose-ip-geolocation-on-your-beacon-traffic-originators" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></h3>



<h3><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">Impose IP Geolocation on your Beacon traffic originators</span></h3>



<p>You’ve done your Pre-Phish and OSINT very well. You now know where your targets live and have some clues where traffic should be originating from, or at least how to detect completely auxiliary traffic. How to impose IP Geolocation on Beacon requests on a redirector?</p>



<p>RedWarden comes at help!</p>



<p>Let’s say, you want only to accept traffic originating from Poland, Europe. Your Pre-Phish/OSINT results indicate that:</p>



<ul><li><code>89.64.64.150</code> is a legitimate IP of one of your targets, originating from Poland</li><li><code>59.99.140.76</code> whereas this one is not and it reached your systems as a regular Internet noise packet.</li></ul>



<p>You can use RedWarden’s utility <code>lib/ipLookupHelper.py</code> to collect IP Geo metadata about these two addresses:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">bash$ python3 ipLookupHelper.py

Usage: ./ipLookupHelper.py <ipaddress> [malleable-redirector-config]

Use this small utility to collect IP Lookup details on your target IPv4 address and verify whether
your 'ip_geolocation_requirements' section of proxy2 malleable-redirector-config.yaml would match that
IP address. If second param is not given - no </ipaddress></pre>



<p>The former brings:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">bash$ python3 ipLookupHelper.py 89.64.64.150
[dbg] Following IP Lookup providers will be used: ['ip_api_com', 'ipapi_co']
[.] Lookup of: 89.64.64.150
[dbg] Calling IP Lookup provider: ipapi_co
[dbg] Calling IP Lookup provider: ip_api_com
[dbg] New IP lookup entry cached: 89.64.64.150
[.] Output:
{
  "organization": [
    "UPC Polska Sp. z o.o.",
    "UPC.pl",
    "AS6830 Liberty Global B.V."
  ],
  "continent": "Europe",
  "continent_code": "EU",
  "country": "Poland",
  "country_code": "PL",
  "ip": "89.64.64.150",
  "city": "Warsaw",
  "timezone": "Europe/Warsaw",
  "fulldata": {
    "status": "success",
    "country": "Poland",
    "countryCode": "PL",
    "region": "14",
    "regionName": "Mazovia",
    "city": "Warsaw",
    "zip": "00-202",
    "lat": 52.2484,
    "lon": 21.0026,
    "timezone": "Europe/Warsaw",
    "isp": "UPC.pl",
    "org": "UPC Polska Sp. z o.o.",
    "as": "AS6830 Liberty Global B.V.",
    "query": "89.64.64.150"
  },
  "reverse_ip": "89-64-64-150.dynamic.chello.pl"
}</pre>



<p>and the latter gives:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">bash$ python3 ipLookupHelper.py 59.99.140.76
[dbg] Following IP Lookup providers will be used: ['ip_api_com', 'ipapi_co']
[dbg] Read 1 cached entries from file.
[.] Lookup of: 59.99.140.76
[dbg] Calling IP Lookup provider: ip_api_com
[dbg] New IP lookup entry cached: 59.99.140.76
[.] Output:
{
  "organization": [
    "",
    "BSNL Internet",
    "AS9829 National Internet Backbone"
  ],
  "continent": "Asia",
  "continent_code": "AS",
  "country": "India",
  "country_code": "IN",
  "ip": "59.99.140.76",
  "city": "Palakkad",
  "timezone": "Asia/Kolkata",
  "fulldata": {
    "status": "success",
    "country": "India",
    "countryCode": "IN",
    "region": "KL",
    "regionName": "Kerala",
    "city": "Palakkad",
    "zip": "678001",
    "lat": 10.7739,
    "lon": 76.6487,
    "timezone": "Asia/Kolkata",
    "isp": "BSNL Internet",
    "org": "",
    "as": "AS9829 National Internet Backbone",
    "query": "59.99.140.76"
  },
  "reverse_ip": ""
}</pre>



<p>Now you see that the former one had <code>"country": "Poland"</code> whereas the latter <code>"country": "India"</code>. With that knowledge we are ready to devise our constraints in form of a hefty YAML dictionary:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">ip_geolocation_requirements:
  organization:
  continent:
  continent_code:
  country:
     - Poland
     - PL
     - Polska
  country_code:
  city:
  timezone:</pre>



<p>Each of that dictionary’s entries accept regular expression to be matched upon determined IP Geo metadata of inbound peer’s IP address. We use three entries in <code>country</code> property to allow requests having one of specified values.</p>



<p>Having that set in your configuration, you can verify whether another IP address would get passed through RedWarden’s IP Geolocation discriminator or not with <code>ipLookupHelper</code> utility accepting second parameter:</p>



<figure class="wp-block-image size-large">![confy|1024x832](upload://1hMhgAzzH4ngPQFLkddw4nmGw2M.png)</figure>



<p>The very last line tells you whether packet would be blocked or accepted.</p>



<p>And that’s all! Configure your IP Geolocation constraints wisely and safely, carefully inspect RedWarden logs for any IP Geo-related DROP entries and keep your C2 traffic nice and tidy!</p>



<h3><a href="https://github.com/mgeeky/RedWarden#repair-tampered-beacon-requests" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></h3>



<h3><strong><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">Repair tampered Beacon requests</span></strong></h3>



<p>If you happen to use interim systems such as AWS Lambda or CloudFlare as your Domain Fronting / redirectors, you have surely came across a situation where some of your packets couldn’t get accepted by the Teamserver as they deviated from the agreed malleable contract. Was it a tampered or removed HTTP header, reordered cookies or anything else – I bet that wasted plenty hours of your life.</p>



<p>To combat C2 channels setup process issues and interim systems tamperings, RedWarden offers functionality to repair Beacon packets.</p>



<p>It does so by checking what Malleable Profile expects packet to be and can restore configured HTTP headers to their agreed values according to the profile’s requirements.</p>



<p>Consider following simple profile:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">http-get {
    set uri "/api/abc";
    client {

        header "Accept-Encoding" "gzip, deflate";

        metadata {
            base64url;
            netbios;
            base64url;
            parameter "auth";
        }
    }
    ...</pre>



<p>You see this <code>Accept-Encoding</code>? Every Beacon request has to come up with that Header and that value. What happens if your Beacon hits CloudFlare systems and they emit a request that will be stripped from that Header or will have <code>Accept-Encoding: gzip</code> instead? Teamserver will drop the request on the spot.</p>



<p>By setting this header in RedWarden configuration section dubbed <code>protect_these_headers_from_tampering</code> you can safe your connection.:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">#
# If RedWarden validates inbound request's HTTP headers, according to policy drop_malleable_without_expected_header_value:
#   "[IP: DROP, reason:6] HTTP request did not contain expected header value:"
#
# and senses some header is missing or was overwritten along the wire, the request will be dropped. We can relax this policy
# a bit however, since there are situations in which Cache systems (such as Cloudflare) could tamper with our requests thus
# breaking Malleable contracts. What we can do is to specify list of headers, that should be overwritten back to their values
# defined in provided Malleable profile.
#
# So for example, if our profile expects:
#   header "Accept-Encoding" "gzip, deflate";
#
# but we receive a request having following header set instead:
#   Accept-Encoding: gzip
#
# Because it was tampered along the wire by some of the interim systems (such as web-proxies or caches), we can
# detect that and set that header's value back to what was expected in Malleable profile.
#
# In order to protect Accept-Encoding header, as an example, the following configuration could be used:
#   protect_these_headers_from_tampering:
#     - Accept-Encoding
#
#
# Default: <empty-list>
#
protect_these_headers_from_tampering:
  - Accept-Encoding</empty-list></pre>



<h3><a href="https://github.com/mgeeky/RedWarden#example-outputs" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></h3>



<h3><strong><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">Example outputs</span></strong></h3>



<p>Let’s take a look at the output the proxy produces.</p>



<p>Under <code>verbose: True</code> option, the verbosity will be set to INFO at most telling accepted requests from dropped ones.</p>



<p>The request may be accepted if it confronted to all of the criterias configured in RedWarden’s configuration file. Such a situation will be followed with <code>[ALLOW, ...]</code> entry log:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">[INFO] 2021-04-24/17:30:48: [REQUEST] GET /js/scripts.js
[INFO] 2021-04-24/17:30:48: == Valid malleable http-get (variant: default) request inbound.
[INFO] 2021-04-24/17:30:48: [ALLOW, 2021-04-24/19:30:48, 111.222.223.224] "/js/scripts.js" - UA: "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko"
[INFO] 2021-04-24/17:30:48: Connected peer sent 2 valid http-get and 0 valid http-post requests so far, out of 15/5 required to consider him temporarily trusted
[INFO] 2021-04-24/17:30:48: Plugin redirected request from [attacker.com] to [127.0.0.1:5555]</pre>



<p>Should the request fail any of the checks RedWarden carries on each request, the corresponding <code>[DROP, ...]</code> line will be emitted containing information about the drop <strong>reason</strong>.:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">[INFO] 2021-04-24/16:48:28: [REQUEST] GET /
[ERROR] 2021-04-24/16:48:29: [DROP, 2021-04-24/18:48:28, reason:1, 128.14.211.186] inbound User-Agent differs from the one defined in C2 profile.
[INFO] 2021-04-24/16:48:29: [DROP, 2021-04-24/18:48:28, 128.14.211.186] "/" - UA: "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.113 Safari/537.36"
[ERROR] 2021-04-24/16:48:29: [REDIRECTING invalid request from 128.14.211.186 (zl-dal-us-gp3-wk107.internet-census.org)] GET /</pre>



<h3><a href="https://github.com/mgeeky/RedWarden#drop-policies-fine-tuning" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></h3>



<h3><strong><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">Drop Policies Fine-Tuning</span></strong></h3>



<p>There are plenty of reasons dictating whether request can be dropped. Each of these checks can be independently turned on and off according to requirements or in a process of fine-tuning or erroneus decision fixing:</p>



<p>Excerpt from <code>example-config.yaml</code>:</p>



<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">#
# Fine-grained requests dropping policy - lets you decide which checks
# you want to have enforced and which to skip by setting them to False
#
# Default: all checks enabled
#
policy:
  # [IP: ALLOW, reason:0] Request conforms ProxyPass entry (url="..." host="..."). Passing request to specified host
  allow_proxy_pass: True
  # [IP: ALLOW, reason:2] Peer's IP was added dynamically to a whitelist based on a number of allowed requests
  allow_dynamic_peer_whitelisting: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:1] inbound User-Agent differs from the one defined in C2 profile.
  drop_invalid_useragent: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:2] HTTP header name contained banned word
  drop_http_banned_header_names: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:3] HTTP header value contained banned word:
  drop_http_banned_header_value: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:4b] peer's reverse-IP lookup contained banned word
  drop_dangerous_ip_reverse_lookup: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:4e] Peer's IP geolocation metadata contained banned keyword! Peer banned in generic fashion.
  drop_ipgeo_metadata_containing_banned_keywords: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:5] HTTP request did not contain expected header
  drop_malleable_without_expected_header: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:6] HTTP request did not contain expected header value:
  drop_malleable_without_expected_header_value: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:7] HTTP request did not contain expected (metadata|id|output) section header:
  drop_malleable_without_expected_request_section: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:8] HTTP request was expected to contain (metadata|id|output) section with parameter in URI:
  drop_malleable_without_request_section_in_uri: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:9] Did not found append pattern:
  drop_malleable_without_prepend_pattern: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:10] Did not found append pattern:
  drop_malleable_without_apppend_pattern: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:11] Requested URI does not aligns any of Malleable defined variants:
  drop_malleable_unknown_uris: True
  # [IP: DROP, reason:12] HTTP request was expected to contain &lt;&gt; section with URI-append containing prepend/append fragments
  drop_malleable_with_invalid_uri_append: True</pre>



<p>By default all of these checks are enforced.</p>



<p>Turning <code>debug: True</code> will swamp your console buffer with plenty of log lines describing each step RedWarden takes in its complex decisioning process. If you want to see your requests and responses full bodies – set <code>debug</code> and <code>trace</code> to true and get buried in logging burden!</p>



<h2><a href="https://github.com/mgeeky/RedWarden#faq" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></h2>



<h2><strong><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">FAQ</span></strong></h2>



<p><strong>– Can this program run without Malleable Profile?</strong></p>



<p>Yes it can. However request inspection logic will be turned off, the rest should work fine: IP Geolocation enforcement, reverse-lookup logic, banned IPs list, etc.</p>



<p><strong>– Can this program be easily adapted to other C2 frameworks as well? Like Mythic, Covenant, etc?</strong></p>



<p>Easily no. With some efforts – yes. As I’ve described below, the tool is written badly that will make other C2s adaptation a pain. However that’s totally doable given some time and effort.</p>



<p><strong>– My packets are getting dropped. Why?</strong></p>



<p>Try to enable <code>debug: True</code> and <code>trace: True</code> to collect as many log as possible. Then you would need to go through logs and inspect what’s going on. Do the packets look exactly how you expected them in your Malleable profile? Or maybe there was a subtle tamperation along the network that causes RedWarden to drop the packet (and it could make Teamserver drop it as well?).</p>



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<h2><strong><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">Known Issues</span></strong></h2>



<ul><li>It <em>may</em> add a slight overhead to the interactive sleep throughput</li><li>ProxyPass processing logic is far from perfect and is <em>really</em> buggy (and oh boy its ugly!).</li><li>Weird forms of configuration files can derail RedWarden parser and make it complain. Easiest approach to overcome this would be to copy <code>example-config.yaml</code> and work on it instead.</li></ul>



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<h2><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color"><strong>Oh my god why is this code such an engineerical piece of crap?</strong></span></h2>



<p>The code is <em>ONE FUCKING BIG HELL OF A MESS</em> – I admit that – and there’s an honest reason for that too: the project was being developed 90% during the actual Red Team engagements. As we all know, these sorts of engagements entail so many things to do, leaving close to no time for a proper complex tool development. Not to mention criticality of this program in project’s setup. The tool initialy started as a simple proxy script written in Python2, to then evolve as a proxy with plugins, received <code>malleable_redirector</code> plugin – and since then I’ve been trying really hard to keep <code>proxy2</code> maintain backwards compatibility (poor me, I was like Microsoft!) with other plugins I’ve made for it and stick to its original purpose.</p>



<p>Time has come though to let it go, rebrand it and start fixing all the bad code smells introduced.</p>



<p>With all that said, please do express some level of compassion for me when raising issues, submitting pull requests and try to help rather than judge! ![🙂](upload://fvZRZhwnha71zzHIWJ27WZYvK3a.png) Thanks!</p>



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<h2><strong><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">TODO</span></strong></h2>



<ul><li>Research possibility to use Threat Intelligence feeds to nefarious purposes – like for instance detecting Security Vendors based on IPs</li><li>Add support for MaxMind GeoIP database/API</li><li>Implement support for JA3 signatures in both detection &amp; blocking and impersonation to fake nginx/Apache2/custom setups.</li><li>Add some unique beacons tracking logic to offer flexilibity of refusing staging and communication processes at the proxy’s own discretion</li><li>Introduce day of time constraint when offering redirection capabilities (<em>proxy only during office hours</em>)</li><li>Add Proxy authentication and authorization logic on CONNECT/relay.</li><li>Add Mobile users targeted redirection</li><li>Add configuration options to define custom HTTP headers to be injected, or ones to be removed</li><li>Add configuration options to require specific HTTP headers to be present in requests passing ProxyPass criteria.</li><li>Interactive interface allowing to type simple characters controlling output logging verbosity, similarly to Nmap’s</li><li>Rewrite Malleable profile parser logic to <a href="https://github.com/Porchetta-Industries/pyMalleableC2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">pyMalleableC2</a>. When I first started coding my own parser logic, there was no such toolkit on Github.</li><li>Refactor all the codebase</li></ul>



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<small>This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at <a href="https://reconshell.com/redwarden-flexible-cobaltstrike-malleable-redirector/">https://reconshell.com/redwarden-flexible-cobaltstrike-malleable-redirector/</a>. You can start discussion on this topic by mention the topic or reply here.</small>

now after a week of searching and no result expect our friend reffer to me some guide with “no download images to server” and rss will show small brief of the topic ( which is not my choice ) and the other solution when i fix the picture with a “blank” tab… so:

<figure class="wp-block-image size-large">![cs|1024x689](upload://liMGLRlV0nW3HZuECbVKnLCrHcE.png)</figure>

should go to

![cs|1024x689](upload://liMGLRlV0nW3HZuECbVKnLCrHcE.png)

and this should be on the all topic to fix the images; which i still wonder why “discourse” cannot make a small plugin if they didn’t want to broke the topic rules;

also the more conflict and not comfortable at all after editing the photos, the images again got broken with no reason, and i need to re-edit and choice to “revert to revision” to fix the image, and so on!!

i believe this bug/issue since 2020, and they promised to do something next year, “2021” and we are in “2022” now… and bug still not fixed… please don’t say it’s not important since it’s compared the work with “wordpress” which is the 1st CMS in the world… and discourse should follow it.

Can you give me your recommendation Rafeal, since i explain the issue …

Also your suggestion if i hire a developer to fix this issue should this works or not ? and what your recommendation for the developer to follow.

It’s on my list to investigate this next week.

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Small issue with the markdown-embedded images that I’m seeing from one of the RSS feeds I have configured. All (I can’t recall it ever not having this problem) items from this feed end up with a Markdown ![…](…) image showing as markdown. For example…

https://forum.podcaster.community/t/iheartmedia-partners-with-sounder-to-launch-best-in-class-brand-safety-tools/2004

displays like this…

These items come from this RSS feed URL…

http://podcasternews.com/feed/

@f1r4s and @craigconstantine this is caused by the bug best described at

The workaround we have is documented at

For example @f1r4s, adding https://reconshell.com/wp-content/uploads/ to the site setting disabled image download domains will leave the post as:

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Hi there, Thanks for all the hard work you put into Discourse.

I try to use the RSS Polling plugin, but I only see a selection of posts not everything that’s in the RSS feed. I tried to overwrite the post titles but they got reverted after some time so I assume that the plugin still works but doesn’t create posts for every entry.

The RSS feed is here: mimoLive Live Streams
The corresponding discourse category is here: mimoLive Examples - Boinx Forum

Any idea how to debug this?

I’ve scanned the other responses to this post but there doesn’t seem to be anyone else having this issue. My apologies if I missed it.

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Is it required to also add the RSS websites to the /admin/customize/embedding? I read that I think somewhere in the past and I’ve been doing it ever since. But I just noticed one RSS feed posts without being listed there, so I guess it’s not needed?

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Not anymore. It was needed in the past in order to configure the category where the topics would be created, but it’s now all configured in the plugin own admin page.

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When you enable an RSS feed, the 10 most recent posts are imported, and then all the new ones as they are published. Is this what is/was happening to you? Also note that the posts might be unlisted, meaning that only staff and those knowing where to look will see them.

2 posts were split to a new topic: Add option to disable author update on RSS plugin

Would also be interested in this feature.

6 posts were split to a new topic: Not able to enter info on /admin/plugins/rss_polling page [ad-blocker]