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A scanner for the first day of a pentest

Project description


Spitzer is a Day Zero Scanner for a pentest. The idea of the scanner is to chart the network and find all open ports with possible outdated services. Spitzer does not exploit anything, it merely scans for possible exploits and errors. This tool was developed during an internship at HackDefense in 2019.

Getting Started

Spitzer was developed on Kali 2019.3 with Python 3.7.3. Spitzer makes use of a lot of pre-installed tools on kali, so I recommend to only use this on kali. If you want to use another Linux-dist, here is a list of the tools.


Clone the project and install it:

git clone
cd Spitzer

and then start the script to get the interactive shell:



From the interactive shell you can run a range of commands. Here is the output of the help command:

> help

Documented commands (type help <topic>):
EOF  exit  exploit  help  options  quit  run  scan  set  shell
  • run

this runs both the exploit and the scan command.

  • exit

Exits the application gracefully

  • exploit

Runs all the exploit modules in data.json. These modules do not actually exploit, I'm just bad at naming. You can easily add an module to this command, see: Adding Module

  • help

displays the help for all commands. To get more information about the command, use help <command>. ? can also be used

  • options

Shows all the options for running the scans and exploits.

  • quit

Same as exit

  • scan

Runs the scan modules. The module first executes masscan multiple 3 times (amount can be set in info). Then it runs nmap with the options -sV -nP and the given options from info.

  • set

Is used the set the options from info. Usage set <key> <value>

  • shell

Can be used to run shell commands in the working directory with shell <command> or !<command>.

  • EOF

Quits the pogram. This is executed when you press CRTL+D.

Adding Module

The 'exploit' modules are loaded in at run-time, meaning that you can easily add another exploit to the script. First you need to create a new python file with an unique name in the folder Spitzer/exploiters. This script must contain the following method:

def exploit(host, nmap, port):

Where host host is the hostname or IP-address of the target, nmap is a dict with the results of the nmap-scan (see python-nmap for more information) and port is the port where the running service is found.

Within the function you can run test the service for vulnerabilities. You can use the result script to export the results to a file after testing.

Then, you'll need to add the script to data.json. This file contains all the ports and corresponding modules. In data.json add a new entry in ports:

"<service-name>":["<module-name>", "<nmap-script>"]


"ftp":["ftp", "ftp-anon"]

Used tools

The follwing tools are currently used by Spitzer, non-Kali tools are installed by The rest you'll need to install manualy if you want to use Spitzer outside of Kali.

  • Nmap
  • Masscan
  • ftp
  • smbmap
  • searchsploit

Not in Kali, and thus installed by

  • Gobuster
  • aquatone


  • HackDefense for giving me the room and help to create this script.

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