Tool to scan for secret files on HTTP servers
# snallygaster Tool to scan for secret files on HTTP servers
snallygaster is a tool that looks for files accessible on web servers that shouldn’t be public and can pose a security risk.
Typical examples include publicly accessible git repositories, backup files potentially containing passwords or database dumps. In addition it contains a few checks for other security vulnerabilities.
As an introduction to these kinds of issues you may want to watch this talk: * [Attacking with HTTP Requests](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bppr9rbmwz4)
See the [TESTS.md](TESTS.md) file for an overview of all tests and links to further information about the issues.
Q: I want to contribute / send a patch / a pull request!
A: That’s great, but please read the [CONTRIBUTIONS.md](CONTRIBUTIONS.md) file.
Q: What’s that name?
A: [Snallygaster](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snallygaster) is the name of a dragon that according to some legends was seen in Maryland and other parts of the US. There’s no particular backstory why this tool got named this way, other than that I was looking for a fun and interesting name.
I thought a name of some mythical creature would be nice, but most of those had the problem that I would have had name collisions with other software. Checking the list of dragons on Wikipedia I learned about the Snallygaster. The name sounded funny, the idea that there are dragon legends in the US interesting and I found no other piece of software with that name.
credit and thanks
- Thanks to Tim Philipp Schäfers and Sebastian Neef from the [Internetwache](https://www.internetwache.org/) for plenty of ideas about things to look for.
- Thanks to [Craig Young](https://secur3.us/) for many discussions during the development of this script.
- Thanks to [Sebastian Pipping](https://blog.hartwork.org/) for some help with Python programming during the development.
- Thanks to the organizers of Bornhack, Driving IT, SEC-T and the Rights and Freedom track at 34C3 for letting me present this work.