Extended Packet Handler Class

ExtendedPacketHandler is a subclass of PacketHandler. While PacketHandler focuses on managing packet structure and encryption, ExtendedPacketHandler extends this functionality by introducing specific methods to interact with the command and control server using HTTP requests. It integrates communication profiles to make these interactions customizable.


The attributes for ExtendedPacketHandler depend on the agent's communication profile, but can look similar to below for an HTTP listener.

  • headers: The HTTP headers to use in requests. Derived from the agent's communication profile.

  • taskURIs: The list of potential URI endpoints for tasking. Randomly sampled to vary the request patterns.

  • server: The base URL of the command and control server.


post_message(uri, data)

Sends a POST request to the specified uri with the provided data, using the communication profile's headers. Returns the server's response.


Forwards tasking results to the control server for SMB agents. It uses a random taskURI and sets a session cookie in the headers based on received_data.


Forwards the get-tasking request to the control server for SMB agents, with data decoded from received_data.

send_staging_for_child(received_data, hop_name)

Forwards the staging request to the control server using a specific URI (/login/process.php) for SMB agents. Additionally, it sets the 'Hop-Name' in the headers.


If packets is not provided, it constructs a GET request to fetch tasking from the control server. If packets is provided, it constructs a POST request to send data to the server. It chooses a random taskURI for the request and manages error handling for server communication issues.

Usage Example

To use ExtendedPacketHandler, you need to instantiate it with the right parameters, including the agent instance, staging key, session ID, and the communication profile details (headers, taskURIs, server).

handler = ExtendedPacketHandler(agent_instance, "sample_staging_key", "sample_session_id", headers, server, taskURIs)
response = handler.post_message("/some/endpoint", "some_data")

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