17 March 2009 | 7,163 views

dnsmap 0.22 Released – Subdomain Bruteforcing Tool

Check Your Web Security with Acunetix

dnsmap is a subdomain bruteforcer for stealth enumeration, you could say something similar to Reverse Raider or DNSenum.

Originally released in 2006, dnsmap is mainly meant to be used by pentesters during the information gathering/enumeration phase of infrastructure security assessments. During the enumeration stage, the security consultant would typically discover the target company’s IP netblocks, domain names, phone numbers, etc. dnsmap was included in Backtrack 2 and 3, although the version included is the now dated version 0.1.

Subdomain brute-forcing is another technique that should be used in the enumeration stage, as it’s especially useful when other domain enumeration techniques such as zone transfers don’t work (public zone transfers rarely work nowadays).

Original Features of Version 0.1

  • obtain all IP addresses (A records) associated to each successfully bruteforced subdomain, rather than just one IP address per subdomain
  • abort the bruteforcing process in case the target domain uses wildcards
  • ability to be able to run the tool without providing a wordlist by using a built-in list of keywords
  • bruteforcing by using a user-supplied wordlist (as opposed to the built-in wordlist)

New Improvements in Version 0.22

  • saving the results in human-readable and CSV format for easy processing
  • fixed bug that disallowed reading wordlists with DOS CRLF format
  • improved built-in subdomains wordlist
  • new bash script (dnsmap-bulk.sh) included which allows running dnsmap against a list of domains from a user-supplied file.
  • bypassing of signature-based dnsmap detection by generating a proper pseudo-random subdomain when checking for wildcards

You can download dnsmap 0.22 here:

dnsmap-0222tar.gz (Make sure you add another . before the tar)

Or read more here.


Recent in Hacking Tools:
- SamuraiWTF 3.x And Onwards – Web Testing Framework Linux LiveCD
- Watcher – Passive Web Application Vulnerability Scanner
- Pentoo – Gentoo Based Penetration Testing Linux LiveCD

Related Posts:
- Wfuzz v1.4 Released for Download – Bruteforcing & Fuzzing Web Applications
- Wfuzz – A Tool for Bruteforcing/Fuzzing Web Applications
- Crunch – Password Cracking Wordlist Generator

Most Read in Hacking Tools:
- Top 15 Security/Hacking Tools & Utilities - 1,902,720 views
- Brutus Password Cracker – Download brutus-aet2.zip AET2 - 1,130,709 views
- wwwhack 1.9 – Download wwwhack19.zip Web Hacking Tool - 639,784 views

Advertise on Darknet

2 Responses to “dnsmap 0.22 Released – Subdomain Bruteforcing Tool”

  1. GNa 18 March 2009 at 7:32 pm Permalink

    dnsmap link is wrong
    the right link was:
    and you need to rename the downloaded file so tar.gz has a dot before it…

  2. Darknet 19 March 2009 at 6:36 am Permalink

    Thanks, have fixed the link.