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Sunday, September 29, 2013

BACKTRACK 5 R3 : dnsmap

1.  Another useful tool for information gathering is dnsmap....few of you guys may wonder of why to use a variety of tools for information gathering when most of them give more or less the same result.The answer lies in the fact that any kind of additional information can be a hole to exploit later...so in the stage of information gathering,it is always better to collect as much info as possible...so few quickies about what is the purpose of this tool...

-  Get IP addresses associated to each successfully bruteforced subdomain, rather than just one IP address per subdomain.
   
Bypassing of signature-based dnsmap detection by generating a proper pseudo-random subdomain when checking for wildcards.

Abort the bruteforcing process in case the target domain uses wildcards.
   
-  Ability to be able to run the tool without providing a wordlist by using a built-in list of keywords.
   
Saving the results in human-readable and CSV format for easy processing.
   
Improved built-in subdomains wordlist.
   
New bash script (dnsmap-bulk.sh) included which allows running dnsmap against a list of domains from a user-supplied file. i.e.: bruteforcing several domains in a bulk fashion.
   
[ Source : http://stylodj.wordpress.com/category/how-to-use-dnsmap-tool-backtrack-5-rx/]

2.  So to get to this tool...we need to follow the same route as we have been doing it in past...vide the information gathering sub menu as shown below :

Backtrack - Information Gathering - Network Analysis - DNS Analysis - dnsmap
 
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3.   The basic syntax and switches for the tool are :

./dnsmap sitename.com [options]

and the switches are :

- w for wordlist file)
- r for regular results file
- c for csv results file
- d for delay millisec
i for ip's to ignore

4.   The screens below show the usage and execution part as it happens on the screen.

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5.    What we are attempting vide the command executed is to bruteforce all of the subdomains of certifiedhacker.com and saving them to a file called result. I have truncated the output since its very long and thus avoided.So I have only shown some part from the beginning and then as it ends.IN addition if one has a custom wordlist of subdomains he/she can use that as well simply by specifying the -w argument and then the path to the wordlist.So after the run is executed,the final results are seen in a manner shown below vide the screenshots :

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So as seen in the results above...we see there are 924 subdomains with their respective IP addresses.Though in the  screen shots above,we see a common IP address since it is a site for CEH testers.

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In the screen shots above,the result file created is seen and read...so u can see the kind of contents that are stored in the file so generated....

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