How to install BeEF on Ubuntu

Posted by erwin on Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Beef BeEF stands for The Browser Exploitation Framework. It is a great penetration testing tool that focuses on the web browser.

Amid growing concerns about web-borne attacks against clients, including mobile clients, BeEF allows the professional penetration tester to assess the actual security posture of a target environment by using client-side attack vectors. Unlike other security frameworks, It looks past the hardened network perimeter and client system, and examines exploitability within the context of the one open door: the web browser. It will hook one or more web browsers and use them as beachheads for launching directed command modules and further attacks against the system from within the browser context.

Install Prerequisites BeEF

sudo apt-get install git curl git libsqlite3-dev sqlite3 imagemagick ghostscript

Install Ruby

default using Ruby 2.1.5.

gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 409B6B1796C275462A1703113804BB82D39DC0E3
curl -sSL | bash -s stable
source ~/.rvm/scripts/rvm
echo "source ~/.rvm/scripts/rvm" >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc
rvm install 2.1.5
ruby -v

Install Beef

cd ~
mkdir temp
cd temp
git clone git://

cd beef
rvm use ruby-2.1.5@beef --create
gem install bundler
bundle install

Fire up Beef


Now let’s open your browser and go to (or whatever kind of IP Address you are using)

username is “beef” while password is also “beef”.


cd ~/temp/beef
git pull origin master
bundle install 

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