Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  


Recommended Posts


Text dump websites are used by programmers and system administrators to share and store pieces of source code and configuration information. Two of the most popular text dump websites are pastebin and pastie. Day by day more and more programmers, amateur system administrators and regular users are captivated by the attractive functional features of these web tools and use them in order to share large amounts of configuration and source code information. Therefore, like happening in each famous web platform, sensitive information sharing is inevitable. Potential attackers use these web platforms to gather information about their targets, while on the other side penetration testers search into these sites to prevent critical information leakage.

Most of the text dump web platforms offer a searching mechanism and therefore anyone can manually query the database for matching strings. Although an automated script/tool capable to query all these text dump websites and generate an overall searching report, would be very useful for the reconnaissance phase of a penetration test. Pen-testers can use such an automate tool, in order to efficiently search for potential configuration and login credentials information leakage that will help an attacker to profile the victim system and find a security hole.

Recently I came across in the web with such a script, pastenum. Pastenum is a ruby script written by Nullthreat member of the Corelan Team. It can query pastebin, pastie and github for user defined strings and generate an overall html report with the searching results.

kNlQH1oKmFAHl.jpg k9yh4goyZDXMb.jpg k6h4KIdttiR0C.jpg

Installation information:




Edited by Versus71

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...