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FeroxBuster – Recursive Content Discovery Tool in Kali Linux

  • Last Updated : 14 Sep, 2021

Feroxbuster is a tool designed to perform Compelled Browsing. Compelled browsing is an attack where the aim is to identify and access resources that are not referenced by the web application but are still obtainable by an attacker. Feroxbuster tool uses brute force strategy combined with a word-list to search for unlinked content in target directories. These resources may store delicate information about web applications and operational systems, such as source code, credentials, internal network address, etc. Feroxbuster tool is open-source and free to use. It’s available on GitHub and also added in the apt manager of the Linux OS recently. This attack is also known as Predictable Resource Location, File Enumeration, Directory Enumeration, and Resource Enumeration.

Installation of FeroxBuster Tool on Kali Linux OS

Step 1: Update the System by using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Now use the following command to install the FeroxBuster tool from the apt manager.

sudo apt install -y feroxbuster

Step 3: Now our tool is successfully installed. Check the help page by using the following command.

feroxbuster -h

Working with FeroxBuster Tool on Kali Linux OS

Example 1: Multiple Values

sudo feroxbuster -u -x pdf -x js,html -x php txt json,docx

Example 2: Include Headers

feroxbuster -u -H Accept:application/json “Authorization: Gaurav”

Example 3: IPv6, non-recursive scan with INFO-level logging enabled

feroxbuster -u –no-recursion -vv

Example 4: Read URLs from STDIN; pipe only resulting URLs out to another tool

cat targets.txt | feroxbuster –stdin –silent -s 200 301 302 –redirects -x js fff -s 200 -o js-files

Example 5: Proxy traffic through Burp

feroxbuster -u –insecure –proxy

Example 6: Proxy traffic through a SOCKS proxy (including DNS lookups)

feroxbuster -u –proxy socks5h://

Example 7: Pass auth token via a query parameter

feroxbuster -u –query token=0123456789ABCDEF

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