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"Word Lists" for Software Security Test Cases

Word lists, Dictionary Files, Attack Strings, Miscellaneous Datasets and Proof-of-Concept Test Cases With a Collection of Tools for Penetration Testers

Brief Introduction to werdlists ✂️

This project is a collection of word lists--they are mostly whitespace-delimited or line-based. Although the passes-dicts folder contains inputs for password cracking, overall the files amassed here are intended to be useful in facilitating the creation of insecure program state (with the help of a black-box fuzzer or scanning tool.) The vast majority of files are simply ASCII with the UNIX style newline. Beware that this project does not attempt in any way to be minimalist or lack verbosity!

Inspiration Taken From Similar Projects 💭

werdlists is very similar to fuzzdb and SecLists. SecLists is maintained by my former colleague at IOActive, Daniel Miessler. Admittedly, werdlists is quite similar in mission as it's a centralized attack strings and input data resource. Regardless, werdlists expands on a number of concepts: it has its own unique style, organization, original hand-crafted contents, dataset creation/management/validation scripts, scanner springboards, etc.

Unique Features Only Available With werdlists 💯

werdlists cross-references between the code repositories of third-party scanners and its own datasets that each tool will benefit from. Moreover, there are specialized parsing scripts exclusive to werdlists that extract results produced through pairing test tools with its own data. Output strings are gathered from those results and fed back into the test tools. In other words, there are a number of interactive and/or tunable feedback loops implemented. Quite a few of the werdlists data files were created this way.

Repository Directory Hierarchy and Structure 🔩

The scripts folder consists of shell scripts used for repository maintenance. There is a sub-directory of scripts called init where scripts that initialize data files are stored. If a script filename stored in init contains two dashes, then it's output should reflect the contents of the associated data file. For example, compare manpages-environ and clib-package-names. All scripts were written using bash syntax. The contrib folder is for storing scripts contributed via pull request and the utils folder contains utilities that aren't necessarily specific to the werdlists project, such as scripts for managing any wordlist file. Other data files were manually composed by hand and a small handful were created by recycling output strings back into input parameter lists, i.e. dirbdirs-feedback The tools folder lists security tools that the datasets contained in this repository can be provided as input for. Individual folders are detailed in the Folder Names and Description of Contents section below. All files in each dataset directory are detailed in the local file for that folder (as opposed to the global in the root directory being read now.)

Naming Scheme, Syntax and Meaning 💬

Most files have the *.txt extension signifying the text/plain MIME type Often used formats besides plain text include: Comma-Separated Values (text/csv), Extended Markup Language (application/xml), Hyper Text Markup Language (application/html), etc. Any file that is larger than 1MB uncompressed will be compressed with xz according to the commands in the scripts/xzlarge-files bash script. Other file extensions in use are: *.ans, *.asc, *.bin, *.c, *.conf, *.cpp, *.csv, *.html, *.inf, *.ini, *.json, *.md, *.rpz, *.rst, *.sh, *.txt, *.xml, *.yaml, *.yml, *.zip, and *.zone.

Folder Names and Description of Contents 📋

    Folder  Name     Description of Contents
apple-paths 🚀 Pathnames found on MacOS file systems
apple-data 🍎 Data identifiers and such from Apple's MacOS operating system
arpa-headers ✉️ Header fields transmitted over RFC2822 style protocols like SMTP
ascii-art 🎨 "Low bit" a.k.a. 7-bit ASCII art items without control characters
biology-info 🔬 Reference information useful in the study of biological issues
browser-data 🚪 Data related to GUI browser software like Chrome, FireFox, etc.
cert-data 📜 Information commonly utilized by cryptographic certificate materials
char-encodes 🉐 Various character encodings provided by different locales/charsets
char-sequence ✒️ various character sequences modeled after ctype.h
chat-data 😮 Additional data on IRC, XMPP and other such messaging protocols
cipher-data 🐡 Data denoting or used by cryptographic algorithm implementations
cmd-usage 🔨 Help text shown in a terminal when attempting to execute CLI programs
code-keywords ☕️ Computer language identifiers, reserved words and similar syntax
cpu-arch 🏭 Low-level computer architecture and hardware subjects
crypt-output ✨ Cipher text string outputs created by cryptographic hash functions
database-strs 💾 Strings often encountered when working with database software
dns-domains 🌐 A list of domains that may have been found in the live DNS tree at one point
dns-hostnames 🔦 The host name part of an FQDN
dns-records 🎫 Data specific to RR's in the DNS system
dns-servers 🔋 Data provided to, produced by or related to DNS name servers
dns-toplevel 🔝 TLD's or Top Level Domains in the uppermost part of the DNS hierarchy
environ-vars ⛺️ Environment variable names, settings, etc.
exploit-info 🎱 Technical information on exploitation of security vulnerabilities
file-extens ⚓️ Stuff on Filename extensions, i.e. the part after the dot
file-specs 📁 File format specifications as distributed by vendor(s)/author(s)
ftp-data 📤 Various FTP datum from RFC's and elsewhere
glibc-data ⚙️ Data taken from the source code of the GNU C Library
html-words ⌨️ Words not uncommon to come across when parsing HTML dialects
http-agents 🎏 Software version banners for HTTP User Agents also known as browsers
http-headers 🍪 Header fields sent in requests/responses by browser/server software
http-methods ▶️ Names Request methods browsers send in the first line of HTTP
http-params 🔡 Parameters browsers sometimes send when requesting server URI paths
http-security 🔐 HTTP security info such as Content Security Policy
http-servers 🏢 Information related to the usage of web server software
http-status 🎰 Numeric HTTP status codes in server reply as RFC7231 specifies
inet-addrs 🔌 Numeric Internet addresses a.k.a. IP addresses--mostly version 4
inet-routes ☁️ Data useful in the maintenance and use of an Internet routing table
inet-services ⛲️ Lists of Internet protocols/daemons--similar to /etc/services
infosec-people Noteworthy individuals known from information security communities
iso-codes ✔️ Codes, numbers and such as standardized by ISO
java-data ☀️ Data found in or related to source code of programs written with Java
linux-data 🔟 Data identifiers and such from the Linux operating system
linux-paths 🖇 Pathnames found on file systems created by Linux installations
malware-iocs 💀 IOC for identification of malware infections
mobile-devs 📱 Mobile device development for "handheld" form factors
net-attacks ♨️ Info about attacks on telecommunications and Internetworks
net-ifaces 🖥 Detailed information which can be extracted from network interfaces
ntfs-paths 📂 File paths expected to be seen in NTFS folders
owasp-data 🐝 Data from or for OWASP
passes-dicts 🔑 Dictionary files for brute-force attacks against account passwords
passes-sites 🔓 Hashed or unencrypted passwords that were publicized after the breach of a well-known site
perl-data 🐫 Data often seen in PERL (Practical Extraction and Report Language)
php-data 📄 Files containing information about the PHP programming language
postal-data 📬 United States Postal Service information
python-data 🐍 Data used by the Python scripting language interpreter at runtime
radio-data 📻 Things commonly used in radio frequency transmissions
regex-data 💬 Regular expression patterns used to launch/detect attacks
ruby-data 💎 Data typically seen within the syntax of the Ruby scripting language
search-dorks 🔎 General purpose search-engine queries likely to find insecure sites
smtp-messages ✉️ Messages (i.e. signatures, auto-replies, etc.) sent by SMTP servers
soap-messages 📨 SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) messages
social-data 👀 Sociological or social media related data sets including logins and user names
software-strs 💽 Strings describing software engineering, programming languages, etc.
string-enums 🎡 Enumerations of values that aren't too terribly unusual
system-admin 👔 System administration and BOFH related materials
system-notices ⚠️ Disclaimer/warning messages shown by networked computer systems
telco-data 📞 Voice telecommunications technologies: POTS, PCS, VoIP, SMS etc.
text-files 📌 zine articles and such like those archived at Jason Scott's
text-words ✏️ Lists of words likely to be found in an actual hard copy dictionary
top-secret 👽 Files and/or data related to documents that were/are classified
unicode-data 🔣 Unicode character usage and representation
unix-data 🐚 Data associated with various flavors of the UNIX OS and its clones
unix-paths 🗄 File path names found in various UNIX file systems
uri-attacks 💥 Malicious URI materials specially crafted for attack targets
uri-schemes 📎 Lists containing references for URI schemes (part before colon)
uri-data 🔗 Universal Resource Identifier related data
vuln-data 📊 Information about security vulnerabilities found in server software
webapp-attacks 💉 Proof-of-concept samples demonstrating attacks against web applications
webapp-data 💼 Data associated with applications hosted on web servers
webapp-dirs 📑 Directories related to applications running on a web server
webapp-files 📇 Files related to applications running on a web server
webapp-paths 🏄 Path names related to applications running on a web server
webapp-words 💭 Words related to applications running on a web server
web-sites 🌎 Addresses to and/or information on significant WWW sites
wifi-networks 📡 IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi network information
windows-data 💼 Data only found within the Microsoft Windows series of OSes

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