• 2019-10-31 Fix for exec commands when tty logging is disabled
  • 2019-10-31 Fix for print output to stdout for curl/wget
  • 2019-10-31 Fix for SQL to store full hostname (don’t forget to update the database schema)
  • 2019-10-15 Slack link now at https://cowrie.org/slack
  • 2019-10-04 Subshell ((echo test)) evaluation now working

Release 2.0.0

  • 2019-09-06 Crash reporter is enabled by default and will upload data on crashes to api.cowrie.org. This can be disabled in by setting enabled=false in [output_crashreporter]
  • 2019-09-05 Proxy functionality now active by @sgtpepperpt and GSoC2019
  • 2019-06-20 Move auth_none and auth_keyboard_interactive_enabled to [ssh] config section

Release 1.6.0

  • 2019-03-31 New documentation theme
  • 2019-03-23 Greynoise output plugin (@mzfr)
  • 2019-03-19 direct-tcp forwarding now written to databases (@gborges)
  • 2019-03-19 Reverse DNS output plugin (@mzfr)
  • 2019-03-17 Shell emulation pipe upgrade (@nunonovais)
  • 2019-03-14 Shell emulation environment variables improved (@nunonovais)
  • 2019-03-14 SSH crypto parameters now configurable in config file (@msharma)
  • 2019-03-13 Disable keyboard-interactive authentication by default with option to enable
  • 2019-03-13 Added wc, crontab, chpasswd command (@nunonovais)
  • 2019-
  • 2019-03-07 Output of ssh -V now configurable in cowrie.cfg with ssh_version setting
  • 2019-03-07 Multiple timezone support in cowrie.cfg timezone directive. Default timezone is now UTC for both cowrie.log and cowrie.json
  • 2019-03-12 Handle multiple password prompt. Option to enable or disable keyboard interactive prompt.

Release 1.5.3

  • 2019-01-27 Telnet NAWS negotation removed to stop NMAP cowrie detection
  • 2019-01-27 Various fixes for Python2/3 compatibility
  • 2019-01-09 Documentation converted to ReStructuredText
  • 2018-12-04 Fixes for VT outut plugin to only submit new files

Release 1.5.2

  • 2018-11-19 Fix tftp exception and tftp test
  • 2018-11-14 Remove dblog mechanism and splunk legacy output plugin.
  • 2018-11-01 Add Python3 support for Splunk output plugin
  • 2018-10-23 Improved free command
  • 2018-10-20 Improved uname command
  • 2018-10-16 Save VT results to JSON log

Release 1.5.1

  • 2018-10-13 Fixes VT uploads, tab completion on Python3, Hassh support, setuptools functional. userdb migration
  • 2018-09-07 NOTE! data/userdb.txt has moved to etc/userdb.txt and a default config is no longer provided!
  • 2018-08-25 Downloads and TTY logs have moved to the var/ directory
  • 2018-08-11 SSH keys now stored in var/lib/cowrie
  • 2018-07-21 source code has move to the src/ directory. Delete old directories twisted/cowrie with compiled code
  • 2018-06-29 txtcmds have been moved to share/cowrie/txtcmds
  • 2018-06-28 filesystem config entry has changed. please verify if you have custom entry or pickle file
  • 2018-06-23 fingerprint log message now holds KEX attributes and a unique fingerprint for the client
  • 2018-04-27 Output plugins now require the mandatory config entry ‘enabled’.
  • 2018-02-06 cowrie.log now uses same rotation mechanism as cowrie.json. One file per day, rather than the default 1MB per file.
  • 2017-12-13 Default umask for logs is now 0007. This means group members can access.
  • 2017-10-24 Can store uploaded and downloaded artifacts to S3
  • 2017-09-23 First proxy implementation for exec commands only
  • 2017-07-03 Cuckoo v2 integration
  • 2017-05-16 now combines config files: cowrie.cfg.dist and cowrie.cfg in this order
  • 2017-05-09 start.sh and stop.sh have been replace by bin/cowrie start|stop
  • 2017-04-27 New syntax “listen_endpoints” for configuring listening IP addresses/portnumbers
  • 2017-03-15 SSH Forwarding/SFTP/keys/version config have been moved to [ssh]. Change your config file!
  • 2017-02-12 Implemented toggle for SSH forwarding
  • 2016-08-22 Merged Telnet support by @obilodeau!
  • 2016-08-20 Update your libraries! ‘configparser’ now required: “pip install configparser”
  • 2016-05-06 Load pickle once at startup for improved speed
  • 2016-04-28 files in utils/ have been moved to bin/
  • 2016-01-19 Support openssh style delayed compression
  • 2016-01-13 Correct ‘.’ support and +s and +t bits in ls
  • 2016-01-13 Full username/group in SFTP ls
  • 2016-01-05 Basic VirusTotal support has been added
  • 2016-01-04 No longer crash when client tries ecdsa
  • 2015-12-28 Interact port (default 5123) only listens on loopback interface now (127.0.0.1)
  • 2015-12-24 Redirect to file (>) now works for most commands and is logged in dl/ directory
  • 2015-12-06 UID information is now retrieved from honeyfs/etc/passwd. If you added additional users
    you will need to add these to the passwd file as well
  • 2015-12-04 New ‘free’ command with ‘-h’ and ‘-m’ options
  • 2015-12-03 New ‘env’ command that prints environment variables
  • 2015-02-02 Now use honeyfs/etc/passwd and group to get uid/gid info
  • 2015-11-29 Size limit now enforced for SFTP uploads
  • 2015-11-25 New ‘sudo’ command added
  • 2015-11-19 Queued input during commands is now sent to shell to be executed
    when command is finished
  • 2015-11-18 Added SANS DShield output (Thanks @UnrealAkama)
  • 2015-11-17 Added ElasticSearch output (Thanks @UnrealAkama)
  • 2015-11-17 Standard input is now saved with SHA256 checksum. Duplicate data is not saved
  • 2015-11-12 New ‘busybox’ command added (Thanks @mak)
  • 2015-09-26 keyboard-interactive is back as authentication method, after
    Twisted removed support initially
  • 2015-07-30 Local syslog output module
  • 2015-06-15 Cowrie now has a ‘-c’ startup switch to specify the configuration file
  • 2015-06-15 Removed exec_enabled option. This feature is now always enabled
  • 2015-06-03 Cowrie now uses twisted plugins and has gained the ‘-p’ commandline option
  • 2015-06-01 Cowrie no longer search for config files in /etc and /etc/cowrie
  • 2015-04-12 JSON output is now default via ‘output’ plugin mechanism. Rotates daily
  • 2015-04-10 Fix for downloading files via SFTP
  • 2015-03-31 Small tweaks on session close, closing session does not close ssh transport
  • 2015-03-18 Merged ‘AuthRandom’ login class by Honigbij
  • 2015-02-25 Internals for dblog/ modules changed completely.
    Now accepts structured logging arguments, and uses eventids instead of regex parsing
  • 2015-02-20 Removed screen clear/reset on logout
  • 2015-02-19 Configuration directives have changed! ssh_addr has become listen_addr and ssh_port has become listen_port. The old keywords are still accepted for backwards compatibility
  • default behaviour is changed to disable the exit jail
  • sftp support
  • exec support
  • stdin is saved as a file in dl/ when using exec commands
    to support commands like ‘cat >file; ./file’
  • allow wget download over non-80 port
  • simple JSON logging added
  • accept log and deny publickey authentication
  • add uname -r, -m flags
  • add working sleep command
  • enabled ssh diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1 algorithm
  • add ‘bash -c’ support (no effect option)
  • enable support for && multiple commands
  • create uuid to uniquely identify each session
  • log and deny direct-tcpip attempts
  • add “chattr” command
  • support emacs keybindings (c-a, c-b, c-f, c-p, c-n, c-e)
  • add “sync” command
  • accept, log and deny public key authentication
  • add “uname -r” support
  • logstash and kibana config files added, based on JSON log
  • fix for honeypot detection (pre-auth differences with openssh)
  • added verbose logging of client requested key exchange parameters (for client fingerprinting)
  • fixes for behavior with non-existent files (cd /test, cat /test/nonexistent, etc)
  • fix for ability to ping/ssh non-existent IP address
  • always send ssh exit-status 0 on exec and shell
  • ls output is now alphabetically sorted
  • banner_file is deprecated. honeyfs/etc/issue.net is default
  • add ‘dir’ alias for ‘ls’
  • add ‘help’ bash builtin
  • add ‘users’ aliased to ‘whoami’
  • add ‘killall’ and ‘killall5’ aliased to nop
  • add ‘poweroff’ ‘halt’ and ‘reboot’ aliases for shutdown
  • add environment passing to commands
  • added ‘which’, ‘netstat’ and ‘gcc’ from kippo-extra
  • logging framework allows for keyword use