Python directory finder (dirb)

If for some reason you find yourself on a machine you cannot get dirb or dirbuster on here is some quick code for how to achieve similar results using python 3.

It takes a word list from your common.txt file (change the name in the code if needed) and tries to connect to the url you have given it + each line in the .txt file and then gives a positive result if the full url path gives back a response.

The code doesn’t have any sort of rate limiting so if your target has systems in place to block DOS attacks you may start getting false negatives.


#!/user/bin/python
#scans for web directories from a word list
#replace common.txt with your wordlist
#for python 3

import requests

def requests(url):
    try:
        return requests.get("http://" + url)
    except requests.exceptions.ConnectionError:
        pass

target_url = input("Enter Target URL: ")

file = open("common.txt","r")
for line in file:
    word = line.strip()
    full_url = target_url + "/" + word
    response = request(full_url)
    if response:
        print("Discovered directory at this link: " + full_url)

The code comes courtesy of a course on Udemy taught by the very eloquent Eduardo Rosas

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Think of the noise small insects make when they fly around.

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This compression needs to use bytes instead of strings

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If you know the compression library but can’t get the decompression working try compressing some sample text to give you a better idea of what it should look like.

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Concentrate on the image.

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What ways are there to store data in colour values?

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Have a look at the PIL python library

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Can you automatically extract the colour values of each block?

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If the values are all within a certain range, could that be converted using a character map?

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The picture is a clue to a filetype which contains the challenge.

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The Paypal link isn’t a trick, it has nothing to do with the challenge.

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Can you use code from a similar challenge to automatically navigate these?

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Check out the comments in each of the files.

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Can you collect the data from the comments in the correct order and map it?

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All the comments in the correct order should show a word

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Browse the source code for files you can download

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Say the challenge name out loud, does it sound like any python libraries?

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Think of small preserved cucumbers

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The 2nd part involves organising the test

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The organised text should spell out a word

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Do not try to manually follow the numbers, there are 100’s

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Does Python have a library for reading the content of webpages?

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Try Beautiful soup

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Can you generate a new url based on what Beautiful soup finds?

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Not all the numbers are the same length

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The last page doesn’t have anymore numbers

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Anything interesting in the source code?

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3 big bodyguards? what could that mean?

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Can you open the text in python like in challenge 2?

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Can Python search for patterns in text?

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Maybe Regex can help?

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Exactly 3 bodyguards, not more.