5900 - VNC

VNC is a graphical desktop-sharing system that uses the Remote Frame Buffer protocol (RFB) to remotely control another computer. VNC usually uses ports 5800 or 5801 or 5900 or 5901.


nmap -sV --script vnc-info,realvnc-auth-bypass,vnc-title -p <PORT> <IP>
msf> use auxiliary/scanner/vnc/vnc_none_auth

Connect to VNC using Kali

vncviewer [-passwd passwd.txt] <IP>::5901


Script: vnc-info

Example Usage

nmap -p 5901 --script vnc-info

5900/tcp open  vnc 
| vnc-info: 
|   Protocol version: 3.889 
|   Security types: 
|     Mac OS X security type (30) 
|_    Mac OS X security type (35) 

Brute Force with Metasploit

use auxiliary/scanner/vnc/vnc_login

Decrypting VNC password

Default password is stored in: ~/.vnc/passwd

If you have the VNC password and it looks encrypted (a few bytes, like if it could be and encrypted password). It is probably ciphered with 3des. You can get the clear text password using https://github.com/jeroennijhof/vncpwd

vncpwd <vnc password file>

You can do this because the password used inside 3des to encrypt the plain-text VNC passwords was reversed years ago. For Windows you can also use this tool: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/download/did/232/ I save the tool here also for ease of access:


  • port:5900 RFB

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