Can't run Arachni container (current version v1.4-0.5.10)

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02 Apr, 2016 11:16 AM


i'm having issues with the container provided on Arachni's website (current version v1.4-0.5.10).

Here are the errors I get (see attached files for details)

$ ./arachni_web
/home/jack/arachni-1.4-0.5.10/system/gems/gems/bundler-1.11.2/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:80:in `rescue in block (2 levels) in require': There was an error while trying to load the gem 'arachni'. (Bundler::GemRequireError)

$ ./arachni -version
/home/jack/arachni-1.4-0.5.10/system/usr/lib/ruby/2.2.0/webrick/httpservlet/cgihandler.rb:29:in `<class:CGIHandler>': incompatible character encodings: ASCII-8BIT and UTF-8 (Encoding::CompatibilityError)

Are you aware of theses issues ? Is there a workaround ?

Thank you in advance,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tasos Laskos on 02 Apr, 2016 11:20 AM

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    You're in /home/jack/arachni-1.4-0.5.10/bin/ when running these executables right?
    Did you alter the packages in any way after extracting them?


  2. 2 Posted by Jack on 02 Apr, 2016 12:04 PM

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    Yes, i'm running the files from the in the aforementioned path.

    No, i didn't alter the packages after extraction and the SHA1sums are correct before extraction.

    Errors occur on both containers (32 and 64bits).

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tasos Laskos on 02 Apr, 2016 12:09 PM

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    That's very strange, can you please tell me your OS and CPU arch?

  4. 4 Posted by Jack on 02 Apr, 2016 12:52 PM

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    Sure, I'm using a standard Xubuntu 15.10 distribution running in 64bits

  5. 5 Posted by Jack on 02 Apr, 2016 01:07 PM

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    It's OK, I figured out the problem :

    the real path I was launching the executable from contained accentuated chars...
    Encountered errors disappeared when moving the container in a full ascii path.

    (sorry, I should not have anonymized the traces I provided in my previous post)

    Problem solved :)

  6. Tasos Laskos closed this discussion on 02 Apr, 2016 05:51 PM.

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