Cookie Cadger – Cookie auditing tool for wired and wireless networks

Tool Description

Cookie Cadger helps identify information leakage from applications that utilize insecure HTTP GET requests.

Web providers have started stepping up to the plate since Firesheep was released in 2010. Today, most major websites can provide SSL/TLS during all transactions, preventing cookie data from leaking over wired Ethernet or insecure Wi-Fi. But the fact remains that Firesheep was more of a toy than a tool. Cookie Cadger is the first open-source pen-testing tool ever made for intercepting and replaying specific insecure HTTP GET requests into a browser.

Cookie Cadgers Request Enumeration Abilities

Cookie Cadger is a graphical utility which harnesses the power of the Wireshark suite and Java to provide a fully cross-platform, entirely open- source utility which can monitor wired Ethernet, insecure Wi-Fi, or load a packet capture file for offline analysis.

Tool Source:

Kali Repo:;a=summary

Tool Install

This tool does not come pre-built in basic Kali Linux ISO install (unless you customise the install). You need to open a Terminal Window and type:

apt-get install cookie-cadger

This tool will require 37.1 Mb of additional space. There are no additional dependancies required. Your installation should look something like this:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
Need to get 37.1 MB of archives.
After this operation, 37.1 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 sana/main cookie-cadger all 1.06-1kali0 [37.1 MB]
Fetched 37.1 MB in 14s (2,641 kB/s)                                            
Selecting previously unselected package cookie-cadger.
(Reading database ... 324603 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../cookie-cadger_1.06-1kali0_all.deb ...
Unpacking cookie-cadger (1.06-1kali0) ...
Setting up cookie-cadger (1.06-1kali0) ...

General Details

root@kali:~# cookie-cadger --help
Cookie Cadger, version 1.06
Example usage:
java -jar CookieCadger.jar 
    --interfacenum=2    (requires --headless=on)
    --dbengine=mysql    (default is 'sqlite' for local, file-based storage)
    --dbhost=localhost  (requires --dbengine=mysql)
    --dbuser=user       (requires --dbengine=mysql)
    --dbpass=pass       (requires --dbengine=mysql)
    --dbname=cadgerdata (requires --dbengine=mysql)
    --dbrefreshrate=15  (in seconds, requires --dbengine=mysql, requires --headless=off)

 Usage Example

root@kali:~# cookie-cadger

Video Tutorial: Coming Soon!