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: