Mimipenguin is a free and open source, simple yet powerful Shell/Python script used to dump the login credentials (usernames and passwords) from the current Linux desktop user and it has been tested on various Linux distributions. Additionally, it supports applications such as VSFTPd (active FTP client connections), Apache2 (active/old HTTP BASIC AUTH sessions but this requires Gcore) and OpenSSH-server (active SSH connections with sudo command usage).

Installing Mimipenguin in Linux Systems

We will use git to clone the mimipenguin repository, so first, install git on the system if in case you don’t have it.

$ sudo apt install git 		#Debian/Ubuntu systems
$ sudo yum install git		#RHEL/CentOS systems
$ sudo dnf install git		#Fedora 22+

Then clone the mimipenguin directory in your home folder (anywhere else) like this:

$ git clone https://github.com/huntergregal/mimipenguin.git

Once you have downloaded the directory, move into it and run mimipenguin as follows:

$ cd mimipenguin/
$ ./mimipenguin.sh 


If you encounter the error below, use the sudo command like so:

Root required - You are dumping memory...
Even mimikatz requires administrator

From the output above, mimipenguin provides you the desktop environment along with the username and password.

Alternatively, run the Python script as follows:

$ sudo ./mimipenguin.py


Sometimes gcore may hang the script.

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