Admin Page Finder (PHP) alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Admin Page Finder (PHP)? During the review of Admin Page Finder (PHP) we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. BlindElephant (web application fingerprinting)
  2. shcheck (test HTTP headers of web applications)
  3. CMSeeK (CMS detection and exploitation)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Admin Page Finder (PHP).

Alternatives (by score)

59

BlindElephant

Introduction

BlindElephant is a security tool to perform fingerprinting of web applications. It can discover the name and version of known web applications.

Project details

64

shcheck (Security Header Check)

Introduction

This simple tool is a good option to test if advised HTTP headers are available on web application and websites. It can be used as a defensive measure during development, or offensive to find weaknesses in existing applications.

Project details

shcheck is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - No releases on GitHub available

Typical usage

  • Application security
  • Web application analysis

shcheck review

80

CMSeeK

Introduction

CMSeeK is a security scanner for content management systems (CMS). It can perform a wide range of functions starting from the detection of the CMS, up to vulnerability scanning. The tool claims to support over 100 different CMS tools, with extensive support for the commonly used ones like Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress.

The scans performed by CMSeeK include version detection. It can also do enumeration of users, plugins, and themes. This might be useful to see what users or components are available. The tool includes admin page discovery, file discovery, and directory listing. Anything that might be useful to a penetration test or security assessment, might be displayed.

Project details

CMSeeK is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • Penetration testing
  • Software exploitation
  • Software identification
  • Vulnerability scanning

CMSeeK review

100

detectem

Introduction

Detectem can be a good early vulnerability detection system. By scanning regularly the dependencies of web applications, old versions of tools can be detected and upgraded. This tool is also helpful for penetration tests to find out what kind of software components are used.

Project details

detectem is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Application security
    • Application testing
    • Reconnaissance
    • Vulnerability scanning

    detectem review

    85

    Gitem

    Introduction

    Gitem is a reconnaissance tool to extract information about organizations on GitHub. It can be used to find the leaking of sensitive data.

    Project details

    Gitem is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Information gathering
      • Security assessment
      • Security monitoring
      • Self-assessment

      Gitem review

      52

      Recon-ng

      Introduction

      Recon-ng is a full-featured web reconnaissance framework. It is written in Python and modular, useful for penetrating tests and security assessments.

      Project details

      Recon-ng is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Collaboration
        • Information gathering
        • Information sharing
        • Security assessment

        Recon-ng review

        60

        VHostScan

        Introduction

        Tools like VHostScan are powerful to perform reconnaissance and discover configuration defaults. This can be useful during penetration tests or security testing, to see if a system has been stripped from default pages. If not, this tool might discover them and provide valuable information about the system.

        Project details

        VHostScan is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Penetration testing
          • Reconnaissance

          VHostScan review

          78

          Wappalyzer

          Introduction

          Wappalyzer can be a useful asset when performing reconnaissance on a particular target like a web application or website. It helps to find what software is used to run a particular page. Components that can be detected are the content management system (CMS), JavaScript framework, e-commerce software, web server, and more.

          Project details

          Wappalyzer is written in Node.js.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + Has 300+ contributors
          • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
          • + Many releases available
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Information gathering
            • Reconnaissance
            • Software identification

            Wappalyzer review

            64

            DorkNet

            Introduction

            DorkNet helps with the discovery of vulnerable web apps. It is a script written in Python that leverages Selenium.

            Project details

            DorkNet is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Security assessment
              • Vulnerability scanning
              • Web application analysis

              DorkNet review

              60

              hsecscan (hsecscan)

              Introduction

              The hsecscan utility is written in Python and opens a connection (via HTTP or HTTPS) to the related web server. It will return all headers found and includes an explanation of what each header does. Any security recommendations are listed as well.

              Project details

              hsecscan is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Information gathering
                • Learning
                • Penetration testing
                • Security assessment
                • Web application analysis

                hsecscan review

                74

                Arachni

                Introduction

                Arachni is framework written in Ruby with focus on evaluating the security of web applications. Typical users include security professionals and system administrators.

                The tooling is free and open source. Besides Linux, it also runs on macOS and Microsoft Windows.

                Project details

                Arachni is written in Ruby.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Penetration testing
                  • Security assessment
                  • Web application analysis

                  Arachni review

                  97

                  Commix

                  Introduction

                  Commix is short for COMMand Injection eXploiter.

                  Project details

                  Commix is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 10 contributors
                  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Commix review

                    60

                    Jackhammer

                    Introduction

                    The tool uses RBAC (Role Based Access Control) with different levels of access. Jackhammer uses several tools to do dynamic and static code analysis (e.g. for Java, Ruby, Python, and Nodejs). It checks also for vulnerabilities in libraries. Due to its modular architecture, it can use several scanners out of the box, with options to add your own.

                    The Jackhammer project was initially added to GitHub on the 8th of May, 2017.

                    Project details

                    Jackhammer is written in Ruby.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Collaboration
                      • Information sharing

                      Jackhammer review

                      64

                      Jawfish

                      Introduction

                      Jawfish is a security tool to test web applications. It can find related exploits and update according to an internal database.

                      Project details

                      Jawfish is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Penetration testing
                        • Security assessment
                        • Vulnerability scanning
                        • Web application analysis

                        Jawfish review

                        64

                        jSQL Injection

                        Introduction

                        jSQL Injection is a security tool to test web applications. It can be used to discover if an application is vulnerable to SQL injection attacks.

                        Project details

                        jSQL Injection is written in Java.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available
                        • - Full name of author is unknown

                        Typical usage

                        • Database security

                        jSQL Injection review

                        64

                        Susanoo

                        Introduction

                        Susanoo is a security tool to test the security of a REST API. With this focus, it goes beyond the typical attack surface of a web application.

                        Project details

                        Susanoo is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • API testing
                          • Application testing

                          Susanoo review

                          64

                          w3af

                          Introduction

                          W3af is an open source web application attack and audit framework and helps in scanning for vulnerabilities. The tool comes with both a graphical user interface (GUI) and command line utility. Some of the project files include a copyright line of 2006. That gives a good idea on the maturity of the project, and it is one of the rare tools that is still maintained after so many years.

                          Project details

                          w3af is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + Tool is modular and extendable
                          • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Application security
                            • Application testing
                            • Penetration testing
                            • Vulnerability scanning
                            • Web application analysis

                            w3af review

                            81

                            Wapiti

                            Introduction

                            Wapiti is typically used to audit web applications.

                            Project details

                            Wapiti is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + Project is mature (10+ years)
                            • + The source code of this software is available
                            • + Well-known tool

                              Typical usage

                              • Application fuzzing
                              • Vulnerability scanning
                              • Web application analysis

                              Wapiti review

                              74

                              WhatWeb

                              Introduction

                              WhatWeb can be used stealthy and fast to determine what technologies are used on a particular website or web application. This process called fingerprinting can tell a lot about how it was build and possible weaknesses it might have. The tool can be used in different levels, from stealthy to very aggressive. This last one is useful in penetration tests or during development.

                              Project details

                              WhatWeb is written in Ruby.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + More than 25 contributors
                              • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Reconnaissance
                                • Web application analysis

                                WhatWeb review

                                64

                                Yasuo

                                Introduction

                                Yasuo is a Ruby script that scans for vulnerable and exploitable third-party web applications. There are many remotely exploitable vulnerabilities for web applications and their front-end components. Yasuo helps to make it easier to scan for the weaknesses like remote code execution (RCE), SQL injections, and file inclusions.

                                Project details

                                Yasuo is written in Ruby.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Vulnerability scanning
                                  • Web application analysis

                                  Yasuo review

                                  93

                                  ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy)

                                  Introduction

                                  ZAP is an intercepting proxy of web traffic. You will need to configure your browser to connect to the web application you wish to test through ZAP.

                                  Note: Zed Attack Proxy, or ZAP, is also known as zaproxy.

                                  Project details

                                  ZAP is written in Java.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + More than 50 contributors
                                  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                                  • + Many maintainers
                                  • + The source code of this software is available
                                  • - Many reported issues are still open

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Security assessment
                                  • Software testing
                                  • Web application analysis

                                  ZAP review

                                  78

                                  JoomScan

                                  Introduction

                                  JoomScan could be used to test your Joomla installation or during security assessments. As it has a primary focus on Joomla, it may provide better results than generic vulnerability scanners.

                                  Project details

                                  JoomScan is written in Perl.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Vulnerability scanning
                                    • Vulnerability testing

                                    JoomScan review

                                    56

                                    Metagoofil

                                    Introduction

                                    Metagoofil will perform a search in Google based on the given domain name. Any public documents will be downloaded and analyzed. For this task it uses libraries like Hachoir, PdfMiner, and others. Useful details include username, software versions, hostnames, etc.

                                    File types: pdf, doc, xls, ppt, docx, pptx, xlsx

                                    Project details

                                    Metagoofil is written in Python.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + The source code of this software is available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Information gathering
                                      • Penetration testing

                                      Metagoofil review

                                      84

                                      SSLyze

                                      Introduction

                                      SSLyze provides a library for scanning services that use SSL/TLS for encrypted communications. It can be used to test their implementation.

                                      Project details

                                      60

                                      wig (WebApp Information Gatherer)

                                      Introduction

                                      Wig is a security tool to discover what particular software is for a web application or website. It can detect several Content Management Systems (CMS) and other administrative applications. This may be useful for those performing reconnaissance or information gathering, like during a penetration test of security assessment.

                                      Project details

                                      wig is written in Python.

                                      Strengths and weaknesses

                                      • + The source code of this software is available
                                      • - No updates for a while
                                      • - Full name of author is unknown

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Application fingerprinting
                                      • Information gathering
                                      • Reconnaissance
                                      • Web application analysis

                                      wig review

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