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CMS Detection and Exploitation suite - Scan WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and over 180 other CMSs

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What is a CMS?

A content management system (CMS) manages the creation and modification of digital content. It typically supports multiple users in a collaborative environment. Some noteable examples are: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc.

Release History

- Version 1.1.3 [25-07-2020]
- Version 1.1.2 [19-05-2019]
- Version 1.1.1 [01-02-2019]
- Version 1.1.0 [28-08-2018]
- Version 1.0.9 [21-08-2018]
- Version 1.0.8 [14-08-2018]
- Version 1.0.7 [07-08-2018]

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Functions Of CMSeek:

  • Basic CMS Detection of over 170 CMS
  • Drupal version detection
  • Advanced Wordpress Scans
    • Detects Version
    • User Enumeration
    • Plugins Enumeration
    • Theme Enumeration
    • Detects Users (3 Detection Methods)
    • Looks for Version Vulnerabilities and much more!
  • Advanced Joomla Scans
    • Version detection
    • Backup files finder
    • Admin page finder
    • Core vulnerability detection
    • Directory listing check
    • Config leak detection
    • Various other checks
  • Modular bruteforce system
    • Use pre made bruteforce modules or create your own and integrate with it

Requirements and Compatibility:

CMSeeK is built using python3, you will need python3 to run this tool and is compitable with unix based systems as of now. Windows support will be added later. CMSeeK relies on git for auto-update so make sure git is installed.

Installation and Usage:

It is fairly easy to use CMSeeK, just make sure you have python3 and git (just for cloning the repo) installed and use the following commands:

  • git clone
  • cd CMSeeK
  • pip/pip3 install -r requirements.txt

For guided scanning:

  • python3


  • python3 -u [...]

Help menu from the program:

       python3 (for guided scanning) OR
       python3 [OPTIONS] 

SPECIFING TARGET: -u URL, --url URL Target Url -l LIST, --list LIST Path of the file containing list of sites for multi-site scan (comma separated)

MANIPULATING SCAN: -i cms, --ignore--cms cms Specify which CMS IDs to skip in order to avoid flase positive. separated by comma ","

  --strict-cms cms             Checks target against a list of provided
                               CMS IDs. separated by comma ","

  --skip-scanned               Skips target if it's CMS was previously detected.

RE-DIRECT: --follow-redirect Follows all/any redirect(s) --no-redirect Skips all redirects and tests the input target(s)

USER AGENT: -r, --random-agent Use a random user agent --googlebot Use Google bot user agent --user-agent USER_AGENT Specify a custom user agent

OUTPUT: -v, --verbose Increase output verbosity

VERSION & UPDATING: --update Update CMSeeK (Requires git) --version Show CMSeeK version and exit

HELP & MISCELLANEOUS: -h, --help Show this help message and exit --clear-result Delete all the scan result --batch Never ask you to press enter after every site in a list is scanned

EXAMPLE USAGE: python3 -u # Scan python3 -l /home/user/target.txt # Scan the sites specified in target.txt (comma separated) python3 -u --user-agent Mozilla 5.0 # Scan using custom user-Agent Mozilla is 5.0 used here python3 -u --random-agent # Scan using a random user-Agent python3 -v -u # enabling verbose output while scanning

Checking For Update:

You can check for update either from the main menu or use

python3 --update
to check for update and apply auto update.

P.S: Please make sure you have

installed, CMSeeK uses git to apply auto update.

Detection Methods:

CMSeek detects CMS via the following: - HTTP Headers - Generator meta tag - Page source code - robots.txt

Supported CMSs:

CMSeeK currently can detect 170+ CMS. Check the list here: file which is present in the

directory. All the cmss are stored in the following way:
 cmsID = {
   'name':'Name Of CMS',
   'url':'Official URL of the CMS',
   'vd':'Version Detection (0 for no, 1 for yes)',
   'deeps':'Deep Scan (0 for no 1 for yes)'

Scan Result:

All of your scan results are stored in a json file named

, you can find the logs inside the
directory, and as of the bruteforce results they're stored in a txt file under the site's result directory as well.

Here is an example of the json report log:

Json Log

Bruteforce Modules:

CMSeek has a modular bruteforce system meaning you can add your custom made bruteforce modules to work with cmseek. A proper documentation for creating modules will be created shortly but in case you already figured out how to (pretty easy once you analyze the pre-made modules) all you need to do is this:

  1. Add a comment exactly like this

    #  Bruteforce module
    . This will help CMSeeK to know the name of the CMS using regex
  2. Add another comment

    ### cmseekbruteforcemodule
    , this will help CMSeeK to know it is a module
  3. Copy and paste the module in the

    directory under CMSeeK's directory
  4. Open CMSeeK and Rebuild Cache using

    as the input in the first menu.
  5. If everything is done right you'll see something like this (refer to screenshot below) and your module will be listed in bruteforce menu the next time you open CMSeeK.

Cache Rebuild Screenshot

Need More Reasons To Use CMSeeK?

If not anything you can always enjoy exiting CMSeeK (please don't), it will bid you goodbye in a random goodbye message in various languages.

Also you can try reading comments in the code those are pretty random and weird!!!


Main Menu
Main Menu
Scan Result
Scan Result
WordPress Scan Result
WordPress Scan Result

Guidelines for opening an issue:

Please make sure you have the following info attached when opening a new issue: - Target - Exact copy of error or screenshot of error - Your operating system and python version

Issues without these informations might not be answered!


Usage of CMSeeK for testing or exploiting websites without prior mutual consistency can be considered as an illegal activity. It is the final user's responsibility to obey all applicable local, state and federal laws. Authors assume no liability and are not responsible for any misuse or damage caused by this program.


CMSeeK is licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0

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