GG-AESY - Hide Cool Stuff In Images

GG-AESY – Hide Cool Stuff In Images

Blogpost: https://redteamer.tips/introducing-gg-aesy-a-stegocryptor/

WARNING: you might need to restore NuGet packages and restart visual studio before compiling. If anyone knows how I can get rid of this problem, DM me.

Manual

To start off, I highly recommend to always use GG-AESY using verbose mode or very verbose mode, if you are not using this in unmanaged loaders, I also recommend always specifying an outfile.

pay attention with very verbose mode though, especially if you are hiding big payloads. as very verbose mode will print the byte array to console.

having said that, let’s dive into the manual for this baby.

  _______   _______                    ___       _______     _______.____    ____
/ _____| / _____| / | ____| / | / /
| | __ | | __ ______ / ^ | |__ | (----` / /
| | |_ | | | |_ | |______| / /_ | __| _ _/
| |__| | | |__| | / _____ | |____.----) | | |
______| ______| /__/ __ |_______|_______/ |__|


V1.0.0 by twitter.com/Jean_Maes_1994

Encryptor and (optional) stegano

Usage:
-h, -?, --help Show Help


-e, --encrypt-only Only encrypts given payload

-d, --decrypt decryption mode

--ps, --payload-size=VALUE
only needed if extracting pay load from image for
decryption

--ef, --encrypted-file=VALUE
ENCRYPTION: The outfile for encrypted data

DECRYPTION:The inputfile needed to decrypt the
payload.




-p, --payload=VALUE The path to the payload you want to encrypt

-o, --outfile=VALUE The path to the outfile where all important data
will be written to (key,iv and encrypted
payload)

-i, --image=VALUE The image file to hide the key and/or IV in,
currently only supports JPEG (JPG) format!

--ok, --offset-key=VALUE
The offset to search for the key in image (in
decimal)

--okh, --offset-key-hex=VALUE
The offset to search for the key in image (in
hex)

--oIV, --offset-IV=VALUE
The offset to search for the IV in image (in
decimal)

--oIVh, --offset-IV-hex=VALUE
The offset to search for the IV in image (in
hex)

--op, --offset-payload=VALUE
The offset to search for the payload in image
(in decimal)

--oph, --offset-payload-hex=VALUE
The offset to search for the payload in image
(in hex)

-v, --verbose write all the good stuff to console,recommended
you actually always use this.

--vv, --very-verbose prints encrypted payload array to console
-k, --key=VALUE in case you want to use your own key value!

--IV, --initialization-vector=VALUE
in case you want to use your own IV

--rk, --random-key-mode
will hide your key in a random insertion point
in the provided image, without breaking said
image. will print the offset to console

--ra, --random-all-mode
will hide both Key and IV in a random insertion
point of the image.

--ak, --append-key-mode
will hide the key at the end of the image file

--aa, --append-all-mode
will hide the key and the IV at the end of the
image file.

--ap, --append-payload-mode
will hide the payload at the end of the image
file

--rp, --random-payload-mode
will hide the payload at a random insertion
point.

--apu, --append-payload-unencrypted
appends your payload without crypto, useful for
very quick and dirty data exfil.

-e or –encrypt-only: Will only encrypt a given payload (-p) will write key/iv to console if using verbose mode, will write key/iv/payload into an outfile if using the outfile (-o) flag, and finally will write the bytestream to another file if using the encrypted file (-ef) flag.

-d or –decrypt: Decryption mode, you can specify the decryption parameters using offsets (in case you have hidden key or key and IV in a JPEG). Offsets are passed to the program using either the offset-key (-ok) or offset-key-hex (-okh) flags, you can use “-” as separators or just paste in the hex without any separators, both will work fine. IV’s work the same way using -oIV and -oIVh flags.

Alternatively, you can give the IV and Key directly (in case they are not hidden in a JPEG), using the key (-k) and initialization-vectors (-IV) flags. As with the offset flags, “-” can be used as a separator, GG-AESY accepts both ASCII and byte values.

In order to decrypt, you’ll also need to specify an encrypted file (-ef).
Should you have hidden a payload in a JPEG and wish to decrypt it, you’ll have to specify the payload size (-ps) so GG-AESY will extract all data correctly without false positives/false negatives 🙂 .

-u or –unpack: Will unpack unencrypted appended payloads (=apu mode) from the JPEG.

Stego modes:

If no key/iv is provided, random key/iv’s will be used to encrypt your data. All stego modes will require you to pass GG-AESY a JPEG image (-i). If you have specified an outfile (-o) to save your important information about the crypto ( such as key, iv, payload), all stego modes will also add the injection places in this file.

-rk or –random-key-mode: This Stego mode will hide your AES-256 key at a random injection point.

-ra or –random-all-mode: This Stego mode will hide both your AES-256 key and IV at a random injection point, both injection points can be the same (it’s a random selection process), in this case, the key and IV will be injected back to back.

-ak or –append-key-mode: This Stego mode will append the AES-256 key at the end of the JPEG.

-aa or –append-all-mode: This Stego mode will append both AES-256 key and IV at the end of the JPEG.

-ap or –append-payload-mode: This Stego mode will append the encrypted payload bytestream to the end of the JPEG.

-rp or –random-payload-mode: This Stego mode will inject the encrypted payload bytestream at a random injection point. CAUTION: This only works if your payload does not exceed 65,535 bytes, which is about 65kb, if you try a larger payload, an error will be thrown in your face. Needless to say, this mode is practically useless 🙂

-apu or –append-payload-unencrypted: This Stego mode will append the payload bytestream as-is to the end of the JPEG.

DISCLAIMER: This tool is in EARLY BETA. It’s not been battle tested yet, so please submit improvements through PR’s or raise issues in case of bugs. However, due to my current workload, active development on this tool from my end will not be possible at this time.
This does not mean I’m abandoning this project though 🙂

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