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HistoryMar 21, 2021 - 11:30 a.m.

Mole - A Framework For Identifying And Exploiting Out-Of-Band Application Vulnerabilities


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A framework for identifying and exploiting out-of-band (OOB) vulnerabilities.

Installation & Setup

Mole Install

Python >= 3.6

virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 venv

source venv/bin/activate

./venv/bin/pip3 install -r requirements.txt

git submodule update --init --recursive

Set an API key in config.yml (must be the same for the client and server)

DNS Configuration

You’ll need to configure the DNS records in your registrar to point to your mole server. Minimally, you’ll need an A record for the name server and an NS record configured.

Mole can be configured to host other configuration options.

Mailgun (Optional)

Mailgun requires DNS entries to enable the service: <;


Currently Mole does not support TLS natively. To implement TLS, use a reverse proxy such as nginx to terminate the TLS connection and forward traffic to the Mole server.

Burp Suite Extension

The Burp Suite Extension requires a separate Python 2.7 virtual environment due to the latest version of Jython only supporting 2.7. Below are the instructions for setting up the virtual environment and configuring the Extension.

  1. Create a new python2.7 virtualenv for burp/jython, virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python2.7 burp_venv
  2. Load the venv, source ./burp_venv/bin/activate
  3. Install the required packages, ./burp_venv/bin/pip -r requirements
  4. Configure the Python Environment by downloading and selecting the jython-standalone jar.
  5. Set the “Folder for loading modules” to the full path to burp_venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages that was created in steps 1-3.

  1. Click Add

  1. Set the Extension type to Python and select the file from the mole project directory.

  1. Click Next and if all goes well, there will be no errors on the load screen.



domain - Your custom domain

length - Length of the tokens (default 5)

The token character set is ascii upper & lower, and digits. The length can be modified to meet needs such as constrained space for a payload. The number of tokens per length is listed below.

  • 1 - 62
  • 2 - 3844
  • 3 - 238328
  • 4 - 14776336
  • 5 - 916132832

ssl - Configure payloads for https vs http

``server` - domain or IP of the Mole token server

default_tags - list of default tags to add to all tokens. Useful for per-project/client tokens.


api_key - API key used to authenticate requests to the mole API

dns_addr - IP address used to respond to DNS queries

db_conn - SQLAlchemy database URL. Default is a SQLite db in the root directory sqlite:///mole.db

static_responses - list of DNS static response key/value pairs

web_port - configure the listening web port

dns_port -configure the listening dns port


All notifications have an enabled flag that determines whether or not to trigger the notification on an interaction. Each notification plugin has its own configuration items.

mailgun - configure domain, to, from, and api_key to enable mailgun email notifications

slack - token and channel

webhook - generic POST webhook


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