Hello and welcome to another post and in this one we will be going over raccoon-scanner. This is a high performance offensive security tool that is made for recon and vuln scanning, as they explain it. We’ll be going over how to install it and use it + an overview of my experience with it. Lets get into the post!!

Installing raccoon-scanner

So you have to have python3 and pip3 installed on ur system if not just type “apt install python3” and done! So now we go into the terminal and type “pip3 install raccoon-scanner” and your done with installing it!! We can install it through github, here is the method for that –

git clone

cd Raccoon

python install

Using raccoon-scanner

Coolio, we now have raccoon scanner installed!! So lets look at the commands for this amazing tool by typing “raccoon –help” cool lets have a look –

How to use raccoon-scanner 1

Woah thats quite a bit, now we’ll run “raccoon –no-sub-enum” because I don’t wanna brute subdomains yet…lets have a look at the results –

How to use raccoon-scanner 2

Cool as you can see this scanner pulls allot of info. Lets run “raccoon –no-sub-enum –vulners-nmap-scan” and see what we get, basically –vulners-nmap-scan just run a different nmap scan to the regular nmap -Pn so it takes longer. You can also change the flags in nmap with the commands -sc, -sv, -f, -p you can also skip the nmap scan with –skip-nmap-scan

overview of raccoon-scanner

Overall I think is a good recon tool and deffo one to add to the hackers toolbox indeed. Just incase you were wondering what distro I am on, its backbox 6 as I’m doing a project on there lol. Lets have a look at the features of this tool –


  • DNS details
  • DNS visual mapping using DNS dumpster
  • WHOIS information
  • TLS Data – supported ciphers, TLS versions, certificate details and SANs
  • Port Scan
  • Services and scripts scan
  • URL fuzzing and dir/file detection
  • Subdomain enumeration – uses Google dorking, DNS dumpster queries, SAN discovery and bruteforce
  • Web application data retrieval:
    • CMS detection
    • Web server info and X-Powered-By
    • robots.txt and sitemap extraction
    • Cookie inspection
    • Extracts all fuzzable URLs
    • Discovers HTML forms
    • Retrieves all Email addresses
    • Scans target for vulnerable S3 buckets and enumerates them for sensitive files
  • Detects known WAFs
  • Supports anonymous routing through Tor/Proxies
  • Uses asyncio for improved performance
  • Saves output to files – separates targets by folders and modules by files


Now the description of the tool –

Raccoon is a tool made for reconnaissance and information gathering with an emphasis on simplicity.
It will do everything from fetching DNS records, retrieving WHOIS information, obtaining TLS data, detecting WAF presence and up to threaded dir busting and subdomain enumeration. Every scan outputs to a corresponding file.

As most of Raccoon’s scans are independent and do not rely on each other’s results, it utilizes Python’s asyncio to run most scans asynchronously.

Raccoon supports Tor/proxy for anonymous routing. It uses default wordlists (for URL fuzzing and subdomain discovery) from the amazing SecLists repository but different lists can be passed as arguments.

This is all from the github repo you can publicly access here:

This post has been fun to make and maybe the tool was even better than the post itself, but in the end using this tool was great and shows how easy some hackers can utilize it to gain recon on your website and perform an attack so make sure you keep updated and patched to prevent all those nasty hackers from getting in! Thanks for reading another post, subscribe to our newsletter for more hacker tutorials and check out the other posts! Enjoy your day!!


Hackingarise does not take responsibility for any actions you may perform with this tool and/or knowledge!! Your actions are your choices so please make wise ones!! Hackingarise makes these tutorials for educational purposes only and they are used to teach the public how hackers can use tools to break into their devices!!

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