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Goblyn – Enumeration and capture of website files metadata

  • Last Updated : 22 Nov, 2021

Metadata can consist of some sensitive information. steganography is the technique in which the sensitive data is been hidden into pdf, png, or sometimes video files. So to get this metadata we can use various automated tools. Goblyn tool is a python language-based tool that can extract the various types of files from target domains like .pdf,.xml and also display its information like size, permissions, encoding, MIME type, and many more. Sometimes this information can give sensitive data like usernames and passwords. This tool is also available on the GitHub platform for free.

Note: Make Sure You have Python Installed on your System, as this is a python-based tool. Click to check the Installation process: Python Installation Steps on Linux

Installation of Goblyn Tool on Kali Linux OS

Step 1: Use the following command to install the tool in your Kali Linux operating system.

git clone https://github.com/loseys/Goblyn.git

Goblyn - Python tool focused to enumeration and capture of website files metadata.

Step 2: Now use the following command to move into the directory of the tool. You have to move in the directory in order to run the tool.



cd Goblyn

Goblyn - Python tool focused to enumeration and capture of website files metadata.

Step 3: You are in the directory of the Goblyn. Now you have to install the Goblyn tool using the following command.

sudo python3 setup.py install

Goblyn - Python tool focused to enumeration and capture of website files metadata.

Step 4: All the dependencies have been installed in your Kali Linux operating system. Now use the following command to run the tool and check help section.

goblyn -help

Goblyn - Python tool focused to enumeration and capture of website files metadata.

Working with Goblyn Tool on Kali Linux OS

Example: Extracting Metadata from geeksforgeeks.org.

sudo goblyn -t https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/ -wl /usr/share/wordlists/dirbuster/directory-list-2.3-small.txt –file-types=ALL

We have displayed the contents of word-lists which will be enumerated to find directories and files.



Goblyn - Python tool focused to enumeration and capture of website files metadata.

We have given the command in which we have specified the target as https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/, we have given the absolute path of word-list and we have given the file type as ALL. You can also specify the file type as .pdf, .png, and many more.

Goblyn - Python tool focused to enumeration and capture of website files metadata.

The tool has started the process of extracting metadata.

Goblyn - Python tool focused to enumeration and capture of website files metadata.

We have the link of the file and the details of that file. 

Goblyn - Python tool focused to enumeration and capture of website files metadata.

You can see that detailed information about the file is been displayed in the below screenshot.

Goblyn - Python tool focused to enumeration and capture of website files metadata.

We have opened one of the file on the web browser which is a XML file.

Goblyn - Python tool focused to enumeration and capture of website files metadata.

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