SRLabs Gobuster

SRL_Gobuster is a tool used to brute-force and perform web tests:

  • URIs (directories and files) in web sites.

Compared to the original version it adds the following features:

  • Enhanced False Positives detection.
  • Integration with Nikto tests wordlist.

The wordlist we used is a enhanced version of the test list used by Nikto.

Common Command line options

  • `-fw` - force processing of a domain with wildcard results.
  • `-np` - hide the progress output.
  • `-q` - disables banner/underline output.
  • `-t <threads>` - number of threads to run (default: `10`).
  • `-u <url/domain>` - full URL (including scheme), or base domain name.
  • `-v` - verbose output (show all results).
  • `-w <wordlist>` - path to the nikto tests wordlist used for brute forcing.
  • `-V` - path to the nikto variable file.
  • `-v` - show verbose output.
  • `-k` - Skip verification of SSL certificates.
  • `-a <user agent string>` - specify a user agent string to send in the request header.
  • `-c <http cookies>` - use this to specify any cookies that you might need (simulating auth).
  • `-oj <path>` - output file for JSON export.
  • `-o <file>` - specify a file name to write the output to.
  • `-p <proxy url>` - specify a proxy to use for all requests (scheme much match the URL scheme).
  • `-P <password>` - HTTP Authorization password (Basic Auth only, prompted if missing).
  • `-U <username>` - HTTP Authorization username (Basic Auth only).
  • `-to <timeout>` - HTTP timeout. Examples: 10s, 100ms, 1m (default: 10s).


Since this tool is written in [Go]( you need install the Go language/compiler/etc. Full details of installation and set up can be found [on the Go language website]( Once installed you have two options.


First of all we need to clone srl_gobuster:

git clone

gobuster now has external dependencies, and so they need to be pulled in first:

gobuster $ cd $srl_gobuster_directory
gobuster $ export GOPATH=$(pwd); go get; go build

This will create a `gobuster` binary for you. If you want to install it in the `$GOPATH/bin` folder you can run:

gobuster $ go install
If you have all the dependencies already, you can make use of the build scripts:
  • `make` - builds for the current Go configuration (ie. runs `go build`).
  • `make windows` - builds 32 and 64 bit binaries for windows, and writes them to the `build` subfolder.
  • `make linux` - builds 32 and 64 bit binaries for linux, and writes them to the `build` subfolder.
  • `make darwin` - builds 32 and 64 bit binaries for darwin, and writes them to the `build` subfolder.
  • `make all` - builds for all platforms and architectures, and writes the resulting binaries to the `build` subfolder.
  • `make clean` - clears out the `build` subfolder.
  • `make test` - runs the tests.

Running as a script

gobuster $ go run main.go <parameters>


Command line might look like this:

$ ./srl_gobuster -k -w ./db_test.txt -V db_variables -u

Gobuster v.srlabs.2.0.1 (OJ Reeves @TheColonial)
Modified in SRLabs by Emanuele Vineti
[+] Url/Domain   :
[+] Threads      : 10
[+] Wordlist     : db_test.txt
2019/11/01 11:59:27  Starting gobuster
Found: /.sh_history (Status: 200) [Size: 28]
Found: /kboard/ (Status: 200) [Size: 5]
Found: /users.json (Status: 200) [Size: 3]
Progress: 24034 / 24034 (100.00%)
2019/11/01 12:02:31  Results 
- Test Code: 000016
- Description: KBoard Forum 0.3.0 and prior have a security problem in forum_edit_post.php, forum_post.php and forum_reply.php

[*] uri: "/kboard/", status: "200" len: 5, body: "Test " 

- Test Code: 007211
- Description: This might be interesting...

[*] uri: "/users.json", status: "200" len: 3, body: "12 " 

- Test Code: home_directory
- Description: Gobuster classic tests

[*] uri: ".sh_history", status: "200" len: 28, body: "curl ping " 

2019/11/01 12:02:31 Finished

Quiet output, with status disabled and expanded mode looks like this ("grep mode"):

$ ./srl_gobuster -k -w ./db_test.txt -V db_variables -u -q

Updated by Emanuele over 4 years ago ยท 4 revisions