XRay: a great network OSINT gathering tool
Really useful in the first phases of a penetration test
It make a bruteforce of subdomains using a wordlist and DNS requests, and for every subdomain/ip found retrieves from Shodan the open ports and from ViewDNS some historical data.
Finally, for every unique ip address, and for every open port, it launch specific banner grabbers and info collectors.
Grabbers and Collectors
- HTTP Server, X-Powered-By and Location headers.
- HTTP and HTTPS robots.txt disallowed entries.
- HTTPS certificates chain.
- HTML title tag.
- DNS version.bind. and hostname.bind. records.
- MySQL, SMTP, FTP, SSH, POP and IRC banners.
Anonymity and Legal Issues
The software will rely on your main DNS resolver in order to enumerate subdomains, also, several connections might be directly established from your host to the computers of the network you’re scanning in order to grab banners from open ports. Technically, you’re just connecting to public addresses with open ports (and there’s no port scanning involved, as such information is grabbed indirectly using Shodan API), but you know, someone might not like such behaviour.
If I were you, I’d find a way to proxify the whole process … #justsaying
Usage: xray -shodan-key YOUR_SHODAN_API_KEY -domain TARGET_DOMAIN
IP address to bind the web ui server to. (default "127.0.0.1")
Number of concurrent consumers to use for subdomain enumeration. (default 16)
Base domain to start enumeration from.
TCP port to bind the web ui server to. (default 8080)
Do not remove subdomain from the provided domain name.
Session file name. (default "<domain-name>-xray-session.json")
Shodan API key.
ViewDNS API key.
Wordlist file to use for enumeration. (default "wordlists/default.lst")