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gau (GetAllUrls) Review – A Tool For Discovering URL’s

by Yash Anand

Getallurls (gau) fetches known URLs from AlienVault’s, the Wayback Machine, and Common Crawl for any given domain. Inspired by Tomnomnom’s waybackurls.

gau Installation

Installing from Binary is the easiest way to install, download the pre-built binaries from the releases page. Download the only binary which is compatible with your system. Extract them using tar and move the binary to your $PATH.

tar xvf gau_1.1.0_linux_amd64.tar.gz
mv gau /usr/bin/gau

The next methods, require the latest go version install in your system. You can check the install version by using the command “go version“ if go is not installed you can follow this link to install the go.

Installing from Source

GO111MODULE=on go get -u -v github.com/lc/ga

How gau Works

gau is used for finding the URLs of a domain which can further be used to discover vulnerabilities.

 echo "https://hackerone.com" | gau

Using gau efficiently.

gau -random-agent -b css,png,jpeg,jpg,svg,gif,ttf,woff,woff2,eot,otf,ico,js -subs example.com | sort -u >> results.txt

  • -random-agent: use a random agent.
  • -b: extension to skip
  • -subs:  include subdomains of a target domain.

What Bunny rating does it get?

The tools have some great and unique feature which is not provided by the similar tools, we will be awarding this tool a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bunnies.

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Privacy Preference Center

Necessary

The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

cookie_notice_accepted and gdpr[allowed_cookies] are used to identify the choices made from the user regarding cookie consent.

For example, if a visitor is in a coffee shop where there may be several infected machines, but the specific visitor's machine is trusted (for example, because they completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows Cloudflare to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.

__cfduid, cookie_notice_accepted, gdpr[allowed_cookies]

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Analytics

The _ga is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

The _gat global object is used to create and retrieve tracker objects, from which all other methods are invoked. Therefore the methods in this list should be run only off a tracker object created using the _gat global variable. All other methods should be called using the _gaq global object for asynchronous tracking.

_gid works as a user navigates between web pages, they can use the gtag.js tagging library to record information about the page the user has seen (for example, the page's URL) in Google Analytics. The gtag.js tagging library uses HTTP Cookies to "remember" the user's previous interactions with the web pages.

_ga, _gat, _gid