Web Application Security

GOWPT – Go Web Application Penetration Test

GOWPT is the younger brother of wfuzz a swiss army knife of WAPT, it allow pentester to perform huge activity with no stress at all, just configure it and it’s just a matter of clicks.

How to install
To install gowpt just type:

sudo make install

From the -h menu

Usage of gowpt:
  -H value
     A list of additional headers
  -a string
     Basic authentication (user:password)
  -c string
     A list of cookies
  -d string
     POST data for request
  -e string
     A list of comma separated encoders (default "plain")
  -f string
     Filter the results
     Get the request via a proxy server
     Use the built-in fuzzer
  -p string
     Use upstream proxy
     Use SSL
  -t string
     Template for request
  -threads int
     Number of threads (default 10)
  -u string
     URL to fuzz
  -w string
     Wordlist file
  -x string
     Extension file example.js

Scan http://www.example.com and filter all 200 OK requests

gowpt -u "http://www.example.com/FUZZ" -w wordlist/general/common.txt -f "code == 200"

Scan http://www.example.com fuzzing vuln GET parameter looking for XSS (assume it had 200 tag with a legit request)

gowpt -u "http://www.example.com/?vuln=FUZZ" -w wordlist/Injections/XSS.txt -f "tags > 200"

Scan http://www.example.com fuzzing vuln POST parameter looking for XSS (assume it had 200 tag with a legit request)

gowpt -u "http://www.example.com/" -d "vuln=FUZZ" -w wordlist/Injections/XSS.txt -f "tags > 200"

Scan auth protected http://www.example.com and filter all 200 OK requests

gowpt -u "http://www.example.com/FUZZ" -w wordlist/general/common.txt -f "code == 200" -a "user:password"

Scan http://www.example.com adding header Hello: world and filter all 200 OK requests

gowpt -u "http://www.example.com/FUZZ" -w wordlist/general/common.txt -f "code == 200" -H "Hello: world"

Scan http://www.example.com using basic auth with user/pass guest:guest

gowpt -u "http://www.example.com/FUZZ" -w wordlist/general/common.txt -a "guest:guest"

Scan http://www.example.com adding an extension

gowpt -u "http://www.example.com/FUZZ" -w wordlist/general/common.txt -x myextension.js

Scan http://www.example.com (received from proxy) and filter all 200 OK requests

gowpt --from-proxy -w wordlist/general/common.txt

Then open BurpSuite send the request you want to fuzz to repeater and set an upstream proxy to when you’re ready click send, if everything was right you should see as response Request received by GOWPT

Extension are an easy way to extend gowpt features, a JavaScript VM is the responsable for loading and executing extension files.

JS Api
Below a list of currently implemented API

Method Number of params Description Params
addCustomEncoder 2 Create a custom encoder to be used with wordlists Param1 -> EncoderName (string)
Param2 -> EncoderLogic (function)
panic 1 For debugging purpose crash the application Param1 -> PanicText (string)
dumpResponse 2 Dump a full request/response to disk, useful to save testcase Param1 -> ResponseObject (http.Response)
Param2 -> Path (string)
setHTTPInterceptor 1 Create an interceptor for outgoing HTTP Request and ingoing reponses Param1 -> HTTPCallback (function) *
sendRequestSync * 4 Send an HTTP Request in a synchronous way Param1 -> Method (string)
Param2 -> Url (string)
Param3 -> PostData (string)
Param4 -> Headers (Object{Name:Value})

* PS: When using setHTTPInterceptor the callback method receive 3 paramters:

  • A request/response object
  • A result object
  • A flag object that indicate whenever the first object is a request or a response

Since the nature of sendRequestSync it will slow down the engine due to synchronous request so use moderately
More info on the example extension below:

* Create a custom encoder called helloworld
* This encore just add the string "_helloworld" to every payload
* coming from the wordlist
addCustomEncoder("helloworld", myenc);
* Define the callback method for the helloworld encoder
function myenc(data) {
 return data + "_helloword";
* Create an HTTP interceptor
* The interceptor will hook every request / response
* is possible to modify request before send it, anyway the respose item
* it's just shadow copy of the one received from the server so no modification
* are possible
* request_response is an object which may contains both http.Request
* or http.Response , to know which on is contained check is_request flag
* REMEMBER! request_response is an http.* object so you must interact with
* this one just like you would do in golang!
* dumpResponse is a built-in function which dump full request-response to
* disk.
* result is an object filled with stats about the response it contains some fields
* result.tags => Number of tags in the response
* result.code => HTTP Response status
* result.words => Number of words in the response
* result.lines => Number of lines in the response
* result.chars => Number of chars in the response
* result.request => Full dump of the request
* result.response => Full dump of the response
* result.response => The injected payload
setHTTPInterceptor(function(request_response, result, is_request){
  request_response.Header.Set("Hello", "world")
  dumpResponse(request_response, "/tmp/dump.txt")
  * Send an HTTP request in a synchronous way
  * This API accept 4 parameters:
  * method => GET | POST | HEAD | PUT | PATCH | UPDATE
  * url => The url of the HTTP service
  * post_data => The content of request bodyBytes
  * headers => A javascript dictionary {headerName => headerValue}
  * The response object may be null or undefined or an http.Response from golang
  var response = sendRequestSync("GET", "http://example.com/", null, {"Fake": "Header"})

Wordlists comes from wfuzz project! so thanks much guys!

Below the list of encoders available

  • url (URL encode)
  • urlurl (Double URL encode)
  • html (HTML encode)
  • htmlhex (HTML hex encode)
  • unicode (Unicode encode)
  • hex (Hex encode)
  • md5hash (MD5 hash)
  • sha1hash (SHA1 hash)
  • sha2hash (SHA2 hash)
  • b64 (Base64 encode)
  • b32 (Base32 encode)
  • plain (No encoding)

You can apply filters on the following variables

  • tags (Number of tags)
  • lines (Number of lines of response body)
  • words (Number of words of response body)
  • length (Size of response body)
  • code (HTTP status code)
  • chars (Number of chars of response body)


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