Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CMS Explorer in BackTrack 5

Just a quick note that Sunera's CMS Explorer has made its way into the BackTrack Linux version 5 (Revolution) release! So no need to download it separately, just fire it up in BackTrack when you come against one of the supported CMS systems.

You can find it on the menus (which are now aligned by the PTES and OSSTMM standards) under CMS Identification:
BackTrack -> Information Gathering -> Web Application Analysis -> CMS Identification -> cms-explorer
And note that before you use it, you may want to supply an OSVDB-API key:
If you see this message, you need to add your API key.
And just a reminder that CMS Explorer is open source Perl code, so please consider contributing to the project. Additionally, it requires the GetOpt::Long module and LibWhisker--both of which are included in the BackTrack distro.

Put your OSVDB API Key in the $osvdb_api_key variable.

Thanks to the BackTrack team for continuing to enhance the pentesting distro and adding new tools like this (and others)!