Scanning webserver directories Using WebSploit

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In the next few tutorials I will explain how to use the different Websploit modules. WebSploit is an open source project for web application assessments. In this tutorial we will be using the websploit directory scanner module and we will add some custom directories. Websploit directory scanner is a script which scans webservers for directories listed in the script and tells you they exist or not.

Due to many errors generated by the script, mostly 400 Bad Request errors on existing directories, I have edited the script. the issues causing the 400 Bad Request errors have been fixed now. I’ve also added a verbosity option so you can choose whether you just want to see existing directories or errors too. Code 302 Found is coloured green now instead of yellow. The new script can be downloaded here (save as):

directory_scanner.py (2617 downloads)

Replace the script in the following directory in Kali Linux:

/usr/share/websploit/modules/directory_scanner.py

Websploit Directory Scanner

Let’s open a terminal and start Websploit with the following command:

websploit

websploit-start

 

Use the following command to view the list of available Websploit modules:

show modules

websploit-modules-2

Module web/dir_scanner scans the target for common web directories. Use the following command to set web/dir_scanner:

use web/dir_scanner

Use the following command to show available options for the used module:

show options

websploit-show-options2

Use the following command to set the target:

set target [url]

And the following command to set the verbosity level:

set verbosity 1

Verbosity 0 = Show found directories (302 found and 200) only
Verbosity 1 = Show all

Now type Run to run the module against the selected target:

run

websploit-run-directory-scanner

Adding custom directories to Websploit Directory Scanner

Open the following file:

/usr/share/websploit/modules/directory_scanner.py

Add your directories to the following lines:

websploit-directory-scanner-custom-dirs

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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