Ronin PHP


Ronin PHP is a Ruby library for Ronin that provides support for PHP related security tasks.

Ronin is a Ruby platform for exploit development and security research. Ronin allows for the rapid development and distribution of code, exploits or payloads over many common Source-Code-Management (SCM) systems.


Ronin's Ruby environment allows security researchers to leverage Ruby with ease. The Ruby environment contains a multitude of convenience methods for working with data in Ruby, a Ruby Object Database, a customized Ruby Console and an extendable command-line interface.


Ronin's more specialized features are provided by additional Ronin libraries, which users can choose to install. These libraries can allow one to write and run Exploits and Payloads, scan for PHP vulnerabilities, perform Google Dorks or run 3rd party scanners.


Ronin allows users to publish and share code, exploits, payloads or other data via Overlays. Overlays are directories of code and data that can be hosted on any SVN, Hg, Git or Rsync server. Ronin makes it easy to create, install or update Overlays.


  • Provides tests for Location File Inclusion (LFI) and Remote File Inclusion (RFI) that are built into the URI::HTTP class.
  • Allows for effortless finger-printing of a web-server using LFI.
  • Provides a PHP-RPC client and server that are designed to work in hostile environments.
  • Provides an AJAX PHP-RPC Console.


Start the Ronin console with Ronin PHP preloaded:

$ ronin-php


Test for Remote File Inclusion (RFI):

require 'ronin/php/rfi'

url = URI('')
# => true

Get the first viable RFI vulnerability:

# => #<Ronin::PHP::RFI: ...>

Scan a URL for RFI vulnerabilities:

# => [#<Ronin::PHP::RFI: ...>, ...]

Inject a PHP-RPC Server into a RFI vulnerable URL:

require 'ronin/rpc/php'

client = url.rfi.rpc
# => "www-data"

Get a direct URL to the AJAX interface of the PHP-RPC Server:

# => ""

Test for Local File Inclusion (LFI):

require 'ronin/php/lfi'

url = URI('')
# => true

Get the first viable LFI vulnerability:

# => #<Ronin::PHP::LFI: ...>

Scan a URL for LFI vulnerabilities:

# => [#<Ronin::PHP::LFI: ...>, ...]



$ sudo gem install ronin-php


Ronin PHP - A Ruby library for Ronin that provides support for PHP related security tasks.

Copyright (c) 2007-2010 Hal Brodigan (postmodern.mod3 at

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