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No HTTPS requests in a TCP stream? (also decoding-help)

asked 2018-12-27 23:03:53 +0000

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updated 2021-02-19 09:08:07 +0000

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So I am having an issue where I am not able to see the actual HTTP requests inside a TCP stream. I only see encrypted data getting transferred on SSL and TCP protocol. I guess the stream might show the HTTP request if it was decoded, or am i wrong?

The entire TCP stream looks like this: image description

It also looks like Wireshark isn't able to decode all of the response from the HTTP request. I only see bits like "netzo666" = username, "NETZO-SAMAAA" = ingame name and "¿Cuál es mi bebida preferida?" = security question of my account.

So if anyone also could help with decoding this, that would be great.

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How to do it in mac??

nishant gravatar imagenishant ( 2021-02-19 03:25:32 +0000 )edit

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answered 2018-12-30 19:54:17 +0000

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Watch this. Steps on how you can decrypt ssl traffic with wireshark

If that does not workout follow this thread

Update if any issues. Thanks

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answered 2018-12-28 23:54:33 +0000

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Wireshark cannot decode the ssl traffic since the ssl encryption is end to end between the client and the server. For decrypting the traffic you would need symmetric keys that are generated during the ssl handshake process. The only cleartext part in the ssl stream is the ssl handshake where client/server hello are exchanged.

If you want to decrypt the ssl traffic then its better if you use fiddler.

Fiddler actually sits in the middle of the client and server and acts as proxy/man in the middle.

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