Web Penetration Testing

Web Content Scanner

DIRB is a Web Content Scanner, URL Bruteforcer. It looks for existing (and/or hidden) Web
Objects. It basically works by launching a dictionary based attack against
a web server and analizing the response.

DIRB comes with a set of preconfigured attack wordlists for easy usage but
you can use your custom wordlists. Also DIRB sometimes can be used as a
classic CGI scanner, but remember is a content scanner not a vulnerability

DIRB main purpose is to help in professional web application auditing.
Specially in security related testing. It covers some holes not covered by
classic web vulnerability scanners.

DIRB looks for specific web objects that
other generic CGI scanners can’t look for. It doesn’t search vulnerabilities
nor does it look for web contents that can be vulnerables.


dirb https://myurl/ /usr/share/wordlists/dirb/common.txt -o myurl_dirb_common
dirb https://myurl/ /usr/share/wordlists/dirb/big.txt -o myurl_dirb_big
dirb https://myurl/ /usr/share/wordlists/dirb/vulns/apache.txt -o myurl_dirb_apache


root@kali:~# dirb
DIRB v2.21
By The Dark Raver
./dirb  [<wordlist_file(s)>] [options]
========================= NOTES =========================
  : Base URL to scan. (Use -resume for session resuming)
 <wordlist_file(s)> : List of wordfiles. (wordfile1,wordfile2,wordfile3...)
======================== HOTKEYS ========================
 'n' -> Go to next directory.
 'q' -> Stop scan. (Saving state for resume)
 'r' -> Remaining scan stats.
======================== OPTIONS ========================
 -a  : Specify your custom USER_AGENT.
 -c  : Set a cookie for the HTTP request.
 -f : Fine tunning of NOT_FOUND (404) detection.
 -H  : Add a custom header to the HTTP request.
 -i : Use case-insensitive search.
 -l : Print "Location" header when found.
 -N : Ignore responses with this HTTP code.
 -o  : Save output to disk.
 -p <proxy[:port]> : Use this proxy. (Default port is 1080)
 -P  : Proxy Authentication.
 -r : Don't search recursively.
 -R : Interactive recursion. (Asks for each directory)
 -S : Silent Mode. Don't show tested words. (For dumb terminals)
 -t : Don't force an ending '/' on URLs.
 -u  : HTTP Authentication.
 -v : Show also NOT_FOUND pages.
 -w : Don't stop on WARNING messages.
 -X  / -x  : Append each word with this extensions.
 -z  : Add a miliseconds delay to not cause excessive Flood.
======================== EXAMPLES =======================
 ./dirb http://url/directory/ (Simple Test)
 ./dirb http://url/ -X .html (Test files with '.html' extension)
 ./dirb http://url/ /usr/share/dirb/wordlists/vulns/apache.txt (Test with apache.txt wordlist)
 ./dirb https://secure_url/ (Simple Test with SSL)