Tool and Usage
The known_hosts_bruteforce is a script to discover hostnames from the known_hosts file. This can be useful during penetration testing or incident response.
Why this tool?
This utility is useful when you obtained a known_hosts file, but can't decipher the hashed hostnames from it.
How it works
The tool performs a brute force type of attack on the file by trying a set of hostnames and see if there is a match in the known_hosts file. Additionally, a domain name can be provided to try fully qualified domain names (FQDN) as well.
Usage and audience
This tool is categorized as a brute force tool.
known_hosts_bruteforcer is commonly used for digital forensics or penetration test. Target users for this tool are forensic specialists, pentesters, and security professionals.
- + The source code of this software is available
- - No updates for a while
Author and Maintainers
Known_hosts_bruteforcer is under development by Xavier Mertens.
Support operating systems
Known_hosts_bruteforcer is known to work on Linux.