DorkScout is a tool to automate the finding of vulnerable applications or secret files around the internet throught google searches, dorkscout first starts by fetching the dorks lists from and then it scans a given target or everything it founds


dorkscout can be installed in different ways:

Go Packages

throught Golang Packages (golang package manager)

go get

this will work for every platform


if you don’t have docker installed you can follow their guide

first of all you have to pull the docker image (only 17.21 MB) from the docker registry, you can see it here, if you don’t want to pull the image you can also clone the repository and then build the image from the Dockerfile

docker pull r4yan/dorkscout:latest

if you don’t want to pull the image you can download or copy the dorkscout Dockerfile that can be found here and then build the image from the Dockerfile

then if you want to launch the container you have to first create a volume to share your files to the container

docker volume create –name dorkscout_data

using docker when you launch the container it will automatically install the dork lists inside a directory called “dorkscout” :

-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 110 Jul 31 14:56 .dorkscout
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 79312 Aug 10 20:30 ‘Advisories and Vulnerabilities.dorkscout’
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 6352 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Error Messages.dorkscout’
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 38448 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Files Containing Juicy Info.dorkscout’

-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 17110 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Files Containing Passwords.dorkscout’
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 1879 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Files Containing Usernames.dorkscout’
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 5398 Jul 31 14:56 Footholds.dorkscout
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 5568 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Network or Vulnerability Data.dorkscout’
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 49048 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Pages Containing Login Portals.dorkscout’
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 16112 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Sensitive Directories.dorkscout’
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 451 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Sensitive Online Shopping Info.dorkscout’
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 29938 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Various Online Devices.dorkscout’
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 2802 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Vulnerable Files.dorkscout’
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 4925 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Vulnerable Servers.dorkscout’
-rw-r–r– 1 r4yan r4yan 8145 Jul 31 14:56 ‘Web Server Detection.dorkscout’

so that you don’t have to install them then you can start scanning by doing :

docker run -v Dorkscout:/dorkscout r4yan/dorkscout scan

replace the <options> with the options/arguments you want to give to dorkscout, example :

docker run -v dorkscout_data:/dorkscout r4yan/dorkscout scan -d=”/dorkscout/Sensitive Online Shopping Info.dorkscout” -H=”/dorkscout/a.html”

If you wanted to scan throught a proxy using a docker container you have to add the –net host option example :

docker run –net host -v dorkscout_data:/dorkscout r4yan/dorkscout scan -d=”/dorkscout/Sensitive Online Shopping Info.dorkscout” -H=”/dorkscout/a.html -x socks5://″

Always save your results inside the volume and not in the container because then the results will be deleted! you can save them by writing the same volume path of the directory you are saving the results

if you added this and did everything correctly at the end of every scan you’d find the results inside the folder /var/lib/docker/volumes/dorkscout_data/_data

this will work for every platform


you can also download the already compiled binaries here and then execute them


dorkscout -h

dorkscout [command]
Available Commands:
completion generate the autocompletion script for the specified shell
delete deletes all the .dorkscout files inside a given directory
help Help about any command
install installs a list of dorks from
scan scans a specific website or all the websites it founds for a list of dorks
-h, –help help for dorkscout
Use “dorkscout [command] –help” for more information about a command.

to start scanning with a wordlist and a proxy that will then return the results in a HTML format

dorkscout scan -d=”/dorkscout/Sensitive Online Shopping Info.dorkscout” -H=”/dorkscout/a.html” -x socks5://

results :

Install Wordlists

to start scanning you’ll need some dork lists and to have these lists you can install them through the install command

dorkscout install –output-dir /dorks

and this will fetch all the available dorks from exploit.db

[+] ./Advisories and Vulnerabilities.dorkscout
[+] ./Vulnerable Files.dorkscout
[+] ./Files Containing Juicy Info.dorkscout
[+] ./Sensitive Online Shopping Info.dorkscout
[+] ./Files Containing Passwords.dorkscout
[+] ./Vulnerable Servers.dorkscout
[+] ./Various Online Devices.dorkscout
[+] ./Pages Containing Login Portals.dorkscout
[+] ./Footholds.dorkscout
[+] ./Error Messages.dorkscout
[+] ./Files Containing Usernames.dorkscout
[+] ./Network or Vulnerability Data.dorkscout
[+] ./.dorkscout
[+] ./Sensitive Directories.dorkscout
[+] ./Web Server Detection.dorkscout
2021/08/11 19:02:45 Installation finished in 2.007928 seconds on /dorks