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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004007Kali LinuxKali Package Bugpublic2019-09-19 09:05
Reporterzoneranger Assigned Tosbrun  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Summary0004007: keimpx and other applications reliant on the impacket library not working

In the current install (kali 2017, updated today) the following installed applications do not work:
elements of enum4linux (as they have a dependency on polenum)

~$ uname -a
Linux kali 4.9.0-kali4-amd64 0000001 SMP Debian 4.9.25-1kali1 (2017-05-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Steps To Reproduce

$ keimpx
You need to install Python Impacket library first.
Get it from Core Security's Google Code repository:
sudo apt-get -y remove python-impacket # to remove the system-installed outdated version of the library
cd /tmp
svn checkout impacket
cd impacket
python build
sudo python install

$ polenum
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/polenum", line 33, in <module>
from impacket.dcerpc import dcerpc_v4, dcerpc, transport, samr
ImportError: cannot import name dcerpc_v4

Additional Information

smbmap seems to have been recently fixed (see issue 4004 - )

The above applications are reliant on impacket v0.9.12 or .13.

Some of their functionality is present in applications such as redsnarf:
or crackmapexec:

So outdated applications that won't be patched to use the later impacket libraries might be worth retiring.

Attached Files


related to 0004004 resolvedsbrun smbmap requires impacket v0.9.13 




2017-12-21 09:01

manager   ~0007729

polenum, sparta, smbmap fixed.

Not yet fixed: package keimpx



2017-12-28 10:04

reporter   ~0007752

Sparta not working. SEE SCREENSHOT



2018-01-02 11:13

manager   ~0007767

sparta's issue is a new one, not related to impacket but to qt4. I created a new bug report: 4454



2018-01-10 11:30

reporter   ~0007784

SPARTA uses a script reliant on impacket so there was also an issue there. This is fixed in the latest commit of SPARTA:



2019-03-29 17:09

administrator   ~0010467

Last edited: 2019-03-29 17:18

So keimpx is the only application not working currently and it has been broken for more than a year. I guess the few complaints received means that we can safely remove the application. It's listed in 2 kali metapackages however that will have to be updated.

The package has not seen any upstream activity since 2016:
So it seems unlikely that it will be fixed any time soon. I still filed just in case.



2019-09-19 09:05

manager   ~0011127

all packages have been fixed except keimpx. It was unmaintained, we removed it.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-05-10 15:46 zoneranger New Issue
2017-05-10 19:08 g0tmi1k Relationship added related to 0004004
2017-05-11 12:36 sbrun Assigned To => sbrun
2017-05-11 12:36 sbrun Status new => assigned
2017-12-21 09:01 sbrun Note Added: 0007729
2017-12-28 10:04 atdtphreaker Note Added: 0007752
2017-12-28 10:05 atdtphreaker File Added: Screenshot from 2017-12-28 04-59-57.png
2018-01-02 11:13 sbrun Note Added: 0007767
2018-01-10 11:30 st3r30byt3 Note Added: 0007784
2019-03-29 17:09 rhertzog Note Added: 0010467
2019-03-29 17:18 rhertzog Note Edited: 0010467
2019-09-19 09:05 sbrun Status assigned => resolved
2019-09-19 09:05 sbrun Resolution open => fixed
2019-09-19 09:05 sbrun Note Added: 0011127