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Metagoofil Backtrack 5 Tutorial-Metadata Analyzer Information Gathering Tool

Information gathering or foot printing is the vary first step of hacking process and we have discussed so many tutorials for information gathering on backtrack 5 and on other OS like ubuntu and windows. In this article you will learn how to gather information from Metadata of public document from victim websites and the tool is Metagoofil. Metagoofil is an information gathering tool designed for extracting metadata of public documents (pdf,doc,xls,ppt,odp,ods) available in the target/victim websites.

It will generate a html page with the results of the metadata extracted, plus a list of potential usernames very useful for preparing a bruteforce attack on open services like ftp, pop3,web applications, vpn, etc. Also it will extract a list of disclosed PATHs in the metadata, with this information you can guess OS, network names, Shared resources, etc.

How to Install Metagoofil on Backtrack 5 r1, Ubuntu and Windows

The installation process of Metagoofil on Debian based operating system like Ubuntu and backtrack 5 r1 is very easy, all you need to have is metagoofil download it from here.
If you are on Ubuntu and on other Linux than you need install the dependencies like

root[email protected]:~# apt-get install extract
If you are on backtrack 5 just like my case than extract is available on backtrack 5 r1, just download and extract metagoofil. For windows user you must have python to use metagoofil.



The simple command to get extract data from any website by using Metagoofil is.

# python metagoofil.py -d victim.net -l 20 -f all -o output.html -t temp
Here victim.net is the domain name from you want to extract data
-f all means you want to find all type of data from (doc,ppt,pdf,xls,odf,sdw and more)
-l result search
-o output file
-t temporary file that will delete after the process
The output file will give you some amazing information’s like:
  • User name (later we can use for brute force attack)
  • Path directory path (that will help you to understand the structure)
  • Creation date
  • more

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