HostHunter - A Recon Tool For Discovering Hostnames Using OSINT Techniques

A tool to efficiently discover and extract hostnames over a large set of target IP addresses. HostHunter utilises simple OSINT techniques. It generates a CSV file containing the results of the reconnaissance.
Taking screenshots was also added as a beta functionality.

  • Currently GitLab's markup language does not support HTML or CSS control over the images, thus the following link thumbnail is huge.

  • Tested with Python 3.7.2.

  • Use wget command to download a latest Google Chrome debian package.
$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

$ dpkg -i ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

$ sudo apt-get install -f
  • Install python dependencies.
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Simple Usage Example
$ python3 hosthunter.py <targets.txt>
$ cat vhosts.csv

More Examples
HostHunter Help Page
$ python3 hosthunter.py -h
usage: hosthunter.py [-h] [-V] [-f FORMAT] [-o OUTPUT] [-b] [-sc] targets

|<--- HostHunter v1.5 - Help Page --->|

positional arguments:
targets Sets the path of the target IPs file.

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-V, --version Displays the currenct version.
-f FORMAT, --format FORMAT
Choose between CSV and TXT output file formats.
-o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT
Sets the path of the output file.
-b, --bing Use Bing.com search engine to discover more hostnames
associated with the target IP addreses.
-sc, --screen-capture
Capture a screen shot of any associated Web
App lications.
Run HostHunter with Bing and Screen Captures modules enabled
$ python3 hosthunter.py <targets.txt> --bing -sc -f csv -o hosts.csv
Display Results
$ cat hosts.csv
View Screenshots
$ open ./screen_captures/

[X] Works with Python3
[X] Scraps Bing.com results
[X] Supports .txt and .csv output file formats
[X] Validates target IPv4 addresses
[X] Takes Screenshots of the targets [X] Extracts hostnames from SSL certificates
[X] Utilises Hacker Target API

Coming Next
[_] Support for HackerTarget API key

  • Free APIs throttle the amount of requests per day per source IP address.

This project is licensed under the MIT License.


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