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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.

Installed size: 10.75 MB
How to install: sudo apt install dirbuster

  • default-jre
root@kali:~# dirbuster -h
DirBuster - 1.0-RC1
Usage: java -jar DirBuster-1.0-RC1 -u <URL> [Options]

	 -h : Display this help message
	 -H : Start DirBuster in headless mode (no gui), report will be auto saved on exit
	 -l <Word list to use> : The Word list to use for the list based brute force. Default: /home/kali/kali-www/bin/kali-tools/tool-output/dirbuster/directory-list-2.3-small.txt
	 -g : Only use GET requests. Default Not Set
	 -e <File Extention list> : File Extention list eg asp,aspx. Default: php
	 -t <Number of Threads> : Number of connection threads to use. Default: 10
	 -s <Start point> : Start point of the scan. Default: /
	 -v : Verbose output, Default: Not set
	 -P : Don't Parse html, Default: Not Set
	 -R : Don't be recursive, Default: Not Set
	 -r <location> : File to save report to. Default: /home/kali/kali-www/bin/kali-tools/tool-output/dirbuster/DirBuster-Report-[hostname]-[port].txt


Run DirBuster in headless mode
java -jar DirBuster-1.0-RC1.jar -H -u

Start GUI with target prepopulated
java -jar DirBuster-1.0-RC1.jar -u

Updated on: 2024-Mar-11