afl alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace afl? During the review of afl 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. 0d1n (fuzzing tool for web applications)
  2. boofuzz (fuzzing framework)
  3. dirsearch (directory fuzzer for web applications)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to afl.

Alternatives (by score)

85

0d1n

Introduction

0d1n is useful to perform brute-force login attempts for authentication forms. It can discover useful directory names by using a predefined list of paths. With options to use a random proxy per request and load CSRF tokens, it is a tool that can be used in different type of assignments.

Project details

0d1n is written in C.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Information gathering
    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment
    • Vulnerability scanning

    0d1n review

    85

    boofuzz

    Introduction

    Boofuzz is a framework written in Python that allows hackers to specify protocol formats and perform fuzzing. It does the heavy lifting of the fuzzing process. It builds on its predecessor Sulley and promises to be much better. Examples include the online documentation, support to extend the tooling, easier installation, and far fewer bugs. It comes with built-in support for serial fuzzing, the ethernet and IP layers, and UDP broadcasts.

    Project details

    boofuzz is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

      Typical usage

      • Application fuzzing
      • Vulnerability scanning

      boofuzz review

      60

      dirsearch

      Introduction

      Dirsearch is a tool to guide security professionals to find possible information leaks or sensitive data. It does this by looking for directory and file names.

      Project details

      dirsearch is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 10 contributors
      • + More than 500 GitHub stars
      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Information gathering
        • Penetration testing
        • Security assessment

        dirsearch review

        64

        DirSearch (Go)

        Introduction

        DirSearch is a Go implementation of the original dirsearch tool written by Mauro Soria. It is used to discover directories by using common names and guessing (fuzzing).

        Project details

        DirSearch (Go) is written in Golang.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Information gathering
          • Penetration testing
          • Security assessment

          DirSearch (Go) review

          60

          DotDotPwn

          Introduction

          DotDotPwn is a security tool to perform directory traversal attempts to discover interesting paths in web applications.

          Project details

          DotDotPwn is written in Perl.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Application fuzzing
            • Penetration testing

            DotDotPwn review

            68

            Fuzzapi

            Introduction

            Fuzzapi is a security tool to test a REST API using fuzzing. It can be used for security assessments and penetration tests.

            Project details

            Fuzzapi is written in Ruby.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Application fuzzing
              • Application testing

              Fuzzapi review

              60

              Kitty

              Introduction

              Kitty is a framework for those who want to do fuzzing unusual targets, like proprietary protocols. Although Kitty itself is not a fuzzing tool, it allows one to build a fuzzing tool.

              Project details

              Kitty is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Application fuzzing

                Kitty review

                64

                SFTPfuzzer (Simple FTP Fuzzer)

                Introduction

                SFTPfuzzer (Simple FTP Fuzzer) allows the tester fuzz username and password fields in an FTP Server. It is intended to find a buffer overflow vulnerability.

                Project details

                SFTPfuzzer is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Application testing

                  SFTPfuzzer review

                  64

                  syzkaller

                  Introduction

                  Syzkaller is an unsupervised coverage-guided Linux kernel fuzzer. It tests kernel system calls (syscall) to see how they respond to unexpected data.

                  Project details

                  syzkaller is written in Golang.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                    Typical usage

                    • Application fuzzing
                    • Application testing

                    syzkaller review

                    59

                    Wapiti

                    Introduction

                    Wapiti is typically used to audit web applications.

                    Project details

                    Wapiti is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available
                    • + Well-known tool

                      Typical usage

                      • Application fuzzing
                      • Vulnerability scanning
                      • Web application analysis

                      Wapiti review

                      60

                      Wfuzz

                      Introduction

                      Wfuzz is a fuzzing tool written in Python. Tools like Wfuzz are typically used to test web applications and how they handle both expected as unexpected input.

                      Project details

                      Wfuzz is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

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

                        Typical usage

                        • Application fuzzing
                        • Application security
                        • Application testing
                        • Web application analysis

                        Wfuzz review

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