9042/9160 - Pentesting Cassandra

Basic Information

Apache Cassandra is a highly scalable, high-performance distributed database designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. It is a type of NoSQL database. In several cases you will find cassandra accepting any credentials (as there aren't any configured) and you will be able to enumerate the database.

Default port: 9042,9160

9042/tcp open  cassandra-native Apache Cassandra 3.10 or later (native protocol versions 3/v3, 4/v4, 5/v5-beta)
9160/tcp open  cassandra syn-ack



pip install cqlsh
cqlsh <IP>
#Basic info enumeration
SELECT cluster_name, thrift_version, data_center, partitioner, native_protocol_version, rack, release_version from system.local;
#Keyspace enumeration
SELECT keyspace_name FROM system.schema_keyspaces;
desc <Keyspace_name>    #Decribe that DB
desc system_auth        #Describe the DB called system_auth
SELECT * from system_auth.roles;  #Retreive that info, can contain credential hashes
SELECT * from logdb.user_auth;    #Can contain credential hashes
SELECT * from logdb.user;
SELECT * from configuration."config";


There aren't much options here and nmap doesn't obtain much info

nmap -sV --script cassandra-info -p <PORT> <IP>

****Brute force****


port:9160 Cluster **port:9042 "Invalid or unsupported protocol version"

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