A Guide to Dirbuster Tool

DirBuster is a multi-threaded java application designed to brute force directories and files names on web/application servers. Often is the case now of what looks like a web server in a state of default installation is actually not, and has pages and applications hidden within. DirBuster attempts to find these. However tools of this nature are often as only good as the directory and file list they come with. A different approach was taken to generating this. The list was generated from scratch, by crawling the Internet and collecting the directory and files that are actually used by developers! DirBuster comes a total of 9 different lists, this makes DirBuster extremely effective at finding those hidden files and directories. And if that was not enough DirBuster also has the option to perform a pure brute force, which leaves the hidden directories and files nowhere to hide.

We can start dirbuster from the application menu:

Let’s set the target to https://www.google.com/ as an example and set the wordlist to /usr/share/dirbuster/wordlists/directory-list-2.3-medium.txt and check “Go Faster”

Let the app start and do some directory brute forcing for a while:

We can change the results preview by selecting “TREE VIEW”

As we can see there are some results back some of them is code 200 and some are 301, we can test the results by selecting one of them and right click and select “open in browser”.

We can go back to the main screen and select a different “File extension” let’s sat a txt or html

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