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Joshua | Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking | Module 12 - Hacking Web Servers

By: Joshua | Related Course: Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (Archive) | Published: March 30, 2018 | Modified: March 30, 2018
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Kali Linux

Web Crawler section go to Directory buster

GUI…..put in the target URL

Scanning type 

-List base Brute Force

search directory list 

snag one and put it in the list file section

-Full Brute Force

You can be pretty granular how you want to go

Then set it and forget it and it takes awhile

tree view looks like it would be beneficial due to hierarchal.

Very good recon tool

NotepadWeb server theory








-Web Defacement


-Data Tampering

-” ” Theft

-Pivot Points


-Directory Traversal

-HTTP Response Splitting

-Web Cache Poison – insert your own malicious code-

-SSH Brute Force – if you can get inside the encryption tunnel-


-Password Cracking (DBH)

-Form Tampering

-CMD Injection

-Cookie Tamper

-Buffer Overflow


-Cross-site request forgery

-SQL injection


-Session Hijack


-Unnecessary files, Backups

-Sec conflict v.s. Functionality

-Default Setting

-Permissions (RWX)


-Default Accts (01 = Admin)

-Security Flaws / Bugs

– Temp SSL

-Improper Auth

– No Hardening

-Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress

-Verbose Errors

-Anonymous users

-Sample configs/ scripts

-Remote admin

-Unnecessary services



1. Info Gather

2. Footprint

3. Mirroring * probably better to use mapping*

4. Vuln Scan

5. Exploitation (Metasploit)



-Alt sites/servers

-Test in non-production env


-hire me to do pen testing

-Protocol analysis

-Monitor accts

-Monitor Files/Dir


-Good Architecture

-Vuln Scan (Nikto, Nessus)

-DLP -Data loss prevention

Change management should be proactive and be saving money.


Wordpress scanner

pretty much a WordPress vulnerability scan


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