GoBuster is a Go-based tool used to brute-force URIs (directories and files) in web sites and DNS subdomains (with wildcard support) – essentially a directory/file & DNS busting tool.
The author built YET ANOTHER directory and DNS brute forcing tool because he wanted..
- … something that didn’t have a fat Java GUI (console FTW).
- … to build something that just worked on the command line.
- … something that did not do recursive brute force.
- … something that allowed me to brute force folders and multiple extensions at once.
- … something that compiled to native on multiple platforms.
- … something that was faster than an interpreted script (such as Python).
- … something that didn’t require a run-time.
- … use something that was good with concurrency (hence Go).
- … to build something in Go that wasn’t totally useless.
Using GoBuster Directory/File & DNS Busting Tool
There are many options for GoBuster, these include:
root: ./gobuster -help
-fw - force processing of a domain with wildcard results.
-np - hide the progress output.
-m <mode> - which mode to use, either dir or dns (default: dir).
-q - disables banner/underline output.
-t <threads> - number of threads to run (default: 10).
-u <url/domain> - full URL (including scheme), or base domain name.
-v - verbose output (show all results).
-w <wordlist> - path to the wordlist used for brute forcing (use - for stdin).
-cn - show CNAME records (cannot be used with '-i' option).
-i - show all IP addresses for the result.
-a <user agent string> - specify a user agent string to send in the request header.
-c <http cookies> - use this to specify any cookies that you might need (simulating auth).
-e - specify extended mode that renders the full URL.
-f - append / for directory brute forces.
-k - Skip verification of SSL certificates.
-l - show the length of the response.
-n - "no status" mode, disables the output of the result's status code.
-o <file> - specify a file name to write the output to.
-p <proxy url> - specify a proxy to use for all requests (scheme much match the URL scheme).
-r - follow redirects.
-s <status codes> - comma-separated set of the list of status codes to be deemed a "positive" (default: 200,204,301,302,307).
-x <extensions> - list of extensions to check for, if any.
-P <password> - HTTP Authorization password (Basic Auth only, prompted if missing).
-U <username> - HTTP Authorization username (Basic Auth only).
-to <timeout> - HTTP timeout. Examples: 10s, 100ms, 1m (default: 10s).
You can download GoBuster here:
Or read more here.