PTP: Help Getting Powershell Empire to Work

I’ve seen a few posts by people who are having issues getting Powershell Empire to work.

If you are running the latest version of Kali you can now install Powershell Empire using apt:

sudo apt-get install powershell-empire

and launch:

sudo powershell-empire

I’ve made my way through most of the PS labs using this version of empire and had zero issues.

Original post by jerdean101


After installing it, Empire was not finding “pefile” so I had to do this:

pip install pefile

and it worked fine for me.

Original reply by Plotkine


Thank you, jerdean101.

I’ve faced the Empire’s installing issue.

I did “apt-get update”, then “apt-get install powershell-empire”.

It works now perfectly without any errors.

Original reply by Nabokov


Were you able to successfully use Empire with Lab 19 - Leveraging PowerShell during Exploitation?

I’m on Kali 2020 and downloaded Empire like you said.

Original reply by sulbj


Yes Empire works just fine.

Original reply by dimitrios


If you need a more updated and functional version, you can download it from this URL: GitHub - BC-SECURITY/Empire: Empire is a PowerShell and Python 3.x post-exploitation framework.

Original reply by b1ner0ne


If I had seen this before, I would have wasted a day of my life =)

Thanks a bunch!

Leandro

Original reply by zanolo_leandro


Thanks for this post! However there are always multiple issues regarding which Kali release to use for the Labs/Exam. Is Kali 2020.x in general been working for you?

Original reply by nunoceh


How do you get an SSL certificate and set the the CertPath value for the listener in empire using the: sudo apt-get install powershell-empire? I tried to follow along with the video called Empire overview with the powershell-empire version instead because the github version keeps on giving me a traceback error.

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EDIT: Never mind I found the cert.sh for the powershell-empire in the /usr/share/powershell-empire/setup/ directory.

Original reply by warnermckinley_matthe


Dear JD,

As per your solution ,I am aslo successfully installation without any isssues.

Thank you for your solution,

Myo

Original reply by mms.myominswe


Original reply by nerminkuc74


Best place for ALL you EMpire issues:

also if you find you have a problem with Crypto.Cypher try: pip install pycrypto

Then: ./reset.py in the setup directory.

Boom - should work.

Original reply by nerminkuc74


Were you able to successfully use Empire with Lab 19 - Leveraging PowerShell during Exploitation?

I’m on Kali 2020 and downloaded Empire like you said.

Dear JD,

I have tried to above with your solution , it is working fine .

This solution is very useful rather than manual install .

Thank you so muck

Myo

Original reply by mms.myominswe