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NTLMRawUnHide – Parse Network Packet Capture Files

NTLMRawUnHide -  A Python3 Script Designed To Parse Network Packet Capture Files And Extract NTLMv2 Hashes In A Crackable Format

[sc name=”ad_1″] is a Python3 script designed to parse network packet capture files and extract NTLMv2 hashes in a crackable format. The tool was developed to extract NTLMv2 hashes from files generated by native Windows binaries like NETSH.EXE and PKTMON.EXE without conversion.

The following binary network packet capture formats are supported:

  • *.pcap
  • *.pcapng
  • *.cap
  • *.etl



Usage: -i <inputfile> [-o <outputfile>] [-f] [-h] [-q] [-v]
Main options:
  -f, --follow               Continuously "follow" (e.g. "read from")
                             input file for new data
  -h, --help
  -i, --input  <inputfile>   Binary packet data input file
                             (.pcap, .pcapng, .cap, .etl, others?)
  -o, --output <outputfile>  Output file to record any found NTLM
  -q, --quiet                Be a lot more quiet and only output
                             found NTLM hashes. --quiet will also
                             disable verbose, if specified.
  -v, --verbose


Extract NTLMv2 hashes from examples/capture.pcap:

python3 -i examples/capture.pcap

Same, but with verbose output:

python3 -i examples/capture.pcap -v

Extract NTLMv2 hashes from examples/capture.pcap and continue to monitor the file for new hashes (like tail -f):

python3 -i examples/capture.pcap -f

Extract NTLMv2 hashes from examples/capture.pcap and write extracted hashes to /tmp/hashes.txt

python3 -i examples/capture.pcap -o /tmp/hashes.txt

Packet Capture Methods

To create a compatible packet capture file, any of the following methods can be used:

  • Wireshark:
Set capture filter as "tcp port 445"; Save as .pcapng
  • tcpdump
tcpdump -i eth0 -w capture.pcap "port 445"
netsh.exe trace start persistent=yes capture=yes TCP.AnyPort=445 tracefile=C:UsersPubliccapture.etl
netsh.exe trace stop
pktmon.exe filter add SMB -p 445
:: List all filters 
pktmon.exe filter list
:: Find id of the network adapter (example > Id: 9)
pktmon.exe comp list
:: pktmon.exe start --etw -p 0 -c [Adapter ID]     
pktmon.exe start --etw -p 0 -c 9 
:: Will create the file PktMon.etl in current directory
pktmon.exe stop
:: Cleanup
pktmon.exe filter remove


The following URL was very helpful when building this tool: The NTLM Authentication Protocol and Security Support Provider


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