RedGhost is the Linux post exploitation framework designed to assist red teams in persistence, reconnaissance, privilege escalation and leaving no trace.

  • Payloads : Function to generate various encoded reverse shells in netcat, bash, python, php, ruby, perl.
  • SudoInject : Function to inject sudo command with wrapper function to run a reverse root shell everytime “sudo” is run for privilege escalation.
  • lsInject : Function to inject the “ls” command with a wrapper function to run payload everytime “ls” is run for persistence.
  • SSHKeyInject : Function to log keystrokes of a ssh process using strace.
  • Crontab : Function to create cron job that downloads payload from remote server and runs payload every minute for persistence.
  • SysTimer : Function to create systemd timer that downloads and executes payload every 30 seconds for persistence.
  • GetRoot : Function to try various methods to escalate privileges.
  • Clearlogs : Function to clear logs and make investigation with forensics difficult.
  • MassInfoGrab : Function to grab mass reconaissance/information on system.
  • CheckVM : Function to check if the system is a virtual machine.
  • MemoryExec : Function to execute remote bash script in memory.
  • BanIp : Function to BanIp using iptables

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One liner to install it:

wget; chmod +x; ./

One liner to install prerequisites and it:

wget; chmod +x; apt-get install dialog; apt-get install gcc; apt-get install iptables; apt-get install strace; ./


  • dialog
  • gcc
  • iptables
  • strace