Metasploit Framework running on Alpha (Gentoo) Matrix Style

Has anybody managed to run Metasploit framework on other architecture than x86, amd64, ppc, arm, sparc ? I would love to know, please ping me.

I have managed to run it on Alpha architecture via Alphavm_free simulator running recent Gentoo (Linux alpha 4.9.6-gentoo-r1 #1 SMP Fri Jun 9 09:23:26 CEST 2017 alpha EV67 Tsunami GNU/Linux)

Alphavm_free with Gentoo configured. Emerged OpenSSL, NTP,  OpenSSH and Ruby (took a while to build in alphavm) installed bundler and ran bundle install. Please note that the below steps take some time … be patient.

Also had to do the emerge --ask dev-db/postgresql  since

alpha metasploit-framework-master # gem install pg -v '0.20.0'
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing pg:
 ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

current directory: /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/gems/pg-0.20.0/ext
/usr/bin/ruby22 -r ./siteconf20170612-17045-oqfmq0.rb extconf.rb
checking for pg_config... no
No pg_config... trying anyway. If building fails, please try again with
checking for libpq-fe.h... no
Can't find the 'libpq-fe.h header
*** extconf.rb failed ***

Next thing that needed to be compiled was emerge --ask dev-db/sqlite3 

During the bundle install afterwards there was a failure in grpc because of

[C] Compiling src/boringssl/err_data.c
In file included from src/boringssl/err_data.c:17:0:
third_party/boringssl/include/openssl/base.h:101:2: error: #error "Unknown target CPU"
 #error "Unknown target CPU"

Added during the build the following alpha definition to /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/gems/grpc-1.3.4/third_party/boringssl/include/openssl/base.h

#define OPENSSL_64_BIT
#elif defined(__alpha__)

According to :

Identification __alpha__ Defined by GNU C

We get rewarded by the nice message:

Successfully installed grpc-1.3.4
Parsing documentation for grpc-1.3.4
Installing ri documentation for grpc-1.3.4

Again run the

# bundle install

You get rewarded

Using simplecov 0.14.1
Using pry 0.10.4
Using logging 2.2.2
Using rspec-core 3.6.0
Using rspec-expectations 3.6.0
Using rspec-mocks 3.6.0
Using childprocess 0.5.9
Using cucumber-core 1.5.0
Using mime-types 3.1
Using activesupport 4.2.8
Using tzinfo-data 1.2017.2
Using loofah 2.0.3
Using recog 2.1.8
Using xpath 2.1.0
Using rex-sslscan 0.1.4
Using sawyer 0.8.1
Using signet 0.7.3
Using rex-bin_tools 0.1.3
Using rex-encoder 0.1.4
Using rex-nop 0.1.1
Using rex-powershell 0.1.72
Using cucumber 2.4.0
Using rails-deprecated_sanitizer 1.0.3
Using activemodel 4.2.8
Using factory_girl 4.8.0
Using shoulda-matchers 3.1.1
Using rails-html-sanitizer 1.0.3
Using capybara 2.14.2
Using octokit 4.7.0
Using googleauth 0.5.1
Using rex-exploitation 0.1.14
Using aruba 0.14.2
Using rails-dom-testing 1.0.8
Using activerecord 4.2.8
Using grpc 1.3.4
Using actionview 4.2.8
Using arel-helpers 2.4.0
Using postgres_ext 3.0.0
Fetching metasploit-aggregator 0.2.1
Installing metasploit-aggregator 0.2.1
Using actionpack 4.2.8
Using railties 4.2.8
Using metasploit-concern 2.0.4
Using metasploit-model 2.0.4
Fetching factory_girl_rails 4.8.0
Installing factory_girl_rails 4.8.0
Fetching rspec-rails 3.6.0
Installing rspec-rails 3.6.0
Fetching cucumber-rails 1.5.0
Installing cucumber-rails 1.5.0
Using metasploit_data_models 2.0.14
Using metasploit-credential 2.0.10
Using metasploit-framework 4.14.27 from source at `.`
Bundle complete! 15 Gemfile dependencies, 133 gems now installed.
Use `bundle info [gemname]` to see where a bundled gem is installed.

Now running ./msfconsole

[*] Starting the Metasploit Framework console...-

Hey the speeds are not the greatest but still … Metasploit on Alpha…   To boldy go were no shell has gone before !



So, yes we can run Metasploit on Alpha (Emulating ds20e_833 via Alphavm_free)

One can ask why all this ? Well, because we can ;)  Speeds are not great but at least a fully functional Alpha VM is available for testing !

Ad astra per aspera

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