How to create a remote shell from Kali Linux to Windows 10 using SSH

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Connecting your linux machine (installed in Virtualbox) and your actual SO (Windows 10) may be very useful. I will explain here which steps you have to follow to create a SSH connection between them. Then, I will show how you can create a reverse (remote) shell between them. Let´s start, shall we?
In this case, to install SSH on Windows 10, I am going to use the Optional feautres (there are several programs for that purpose such as "FreeSSHD").
Using Windows Explorer, you have to search "Apps and features".

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Open optional features

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Search for "ssh" in "Add a feature" and install both Client and Server if they are not already installed.

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Once it is installed, you will need to start the service. I used PowerShell to do this. Launch it as Administrator and enter the following commands

  • Get-Service sshd. You will see that it is stopped as this commands gets the sshd status.
  • Start-Service sshd. Now it is started, if you want to stop: Stop-Service sshd.

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Now that we have starte our sshd service in windows, let´s go to the Virtual machine!

First of all, the Network configuration must be Attached to NAT:

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Start the virtual machine and open a Terminal.
If not installed, you must install openssh-server with the next command: sudo apt-get install openssh-server
To stat the sshd service, just type: sudo service sshd start. You will be asked to enter the password:

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At this moment, both SSH services are running (on Windows and Linux). The syntax to connect is (always): ssh username@ip
For example, from Linux to Windows first you have to check your IP in Windows with the ipconfig command:

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As you can see, my IP in Windows is: 192.168.0.24. The username is "jorge".
Now type in the Kali´s shell: ssh [email protected]

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Then it will ask if you want to continue connecting. Type "yes" and press Enter. Now, something important: you must have set a password in your windows. If not, it won´t be able to connect for security reasons. Type your Windows password, and ¡voilà! now you have a reverse shell in your Kali Linux machine!

Now you will see what happens if I type "ipconfig" in the Kali Linux terminal:

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This is the way you can connect from Linux to Windows using SSH service and create which is called a reverse shell. This is one of the techniques used by hackers to get into a System and then escalate privileges.
I hope you find it useful.

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