AttackerKB - Not all vulns are created equal

AttackerKB - Not all vulns are created equal

Hey everyone!
In this blog post we will cover the tool known as AttackerKB. A very cool room has been made by DarkStar7471 in collaboration with Rapid7 and AttackerKB!

Having myself participated in the private beta of the website and I have been involved with the creation of the room, I invite you into taking a journey to discover how to implement AttackerKB in the best way possible into your workflow and how you will gain from it.


What is AttackerKB?

Before telling you how, I need to show you why you would want AKB to be part of your daily life. In order to do so we will cover what it does.

AttackerKB - not all vulns are created equal.

This slogan says it all, AttackerKB is a tool on which you can search vulnerabilities which are all rated thanks to assessments performed by the community.

Here are key points:

  • Is community based
  • In constant development and improvement
  • Up-to-date CVE database
  • CVEs assesments and ratings are provided by other users such as pentesters, researchers...
AttackerKB homepage

After going to https://attackerkb.com/ you have access to the most active and popular CVEs, but you can also search one using the search bar using its code (CVE-XXXX-XXXX) or key words, or the product/system related to the vulnerabilty.

But what makes AKB a really powerful tool is the diversity and relevance of the information provided on each CVE on their respective pages.

From assessments made about it, to a rating system with information such as the Attacker Value and Exploitability.

Some of the ratings of the Bluekeep CVE.

You can also find -if there is one- the metasploit modules, MITRE ratings, lots of resources/references where the CVE has been mentioned on other websites.

Vulnerability details from CVE-2020-25592

You will also find on some CVE an official Rapid7 Analysis such as the following one.

Rapid7 Analysis from CVE-2020-25592

But wait, there is more!

You have a scoreboard system with users score, to get point you need to make assessments or reply to one and the more people upvote your assessment/comment the more points you score!

This goes along with cool badges:

Okay okay, now, how do I make the best out of AKB?

At this point you must already have a pretty good idea on how to do that and I will try to cover the matter as fast as possible.

After enumeration, I would recommend searching terms on AKB such as services names and versions. After some more googling if you find a CVE online that seems to it your case, search for it on AKB, a lot of useful CVEs are not well documented out there or these documentations/blog articles are hard to find.
This is what AKB is for!

I have also made a tool called AttackerKB-Explorer which provides a basic CLI (Command-Line Interface) to AttackerKB using their API.

(Note: It's not always up-to-date and well maintained)