altdns alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace altdns? During the review of altdns 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. Sublist3r (subdomains enumeration tool)
  2. domain (setup script for Recon-ng and altdns)
  3. SubFinder (subdomain scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to altdns.

Alternatives (by score)

60

Sublist3r

Introduction

Sublist3r helps penetration testers and bug hunters collect and gather subdomains for the domain they are targeting.

Project details

Sublist3r is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Sublist3r review

    56

    domain

    Introduction

    Domain is a Python script written by Jason Haddix to combine the tools Recon-ng and altdns. It allows to use the two tool one multiple domains within the same session.

    Project details

    domain is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 500 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - Unknown project license

    Typical usage

    • Subdomain enumeration

    domain review

    60

    SubFinder

    Introduction

    SubFinder is a tool to scan domains and discover subdomains. This may be useful during the reconnaissance phase of penetration testing where information is collected. Some subdomains may reveal sensitive data or point to interesting targets such as a backup location.

    Project details

    SubFinder is written in Golang.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + Tool is modular and extendable
    • + More than 500 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Discovery of sensitive information
      • Information gathering
      • Penetration testing
      • Reconnaissance
      • Security assessment

      SubFinder review

      60

      SubOver

      Introduction

      SubOver is considered a hostile tool to take over a subdomain. It can be used during pentesting and security assessments to discover unconfigured subdomains.

      Project details

      SubOver is written in Golang.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code is easy to read and understand
      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - No releases on GitHub available

      Typical usage

      • Security assessment

      SubOver review

      64

      RTA (Red Team Arsenal)

      Introduction

      RTA is helpful to automate scanning public resources of a company. As the project name implies, this may be used during red teaming, like a penetration test. That obviously does not limit its use, as it is similarly useful by the blue team.

      With its integration with Nessus and other tools, RTA is more of a toolkit. This can be seen in its functionality, like subdomain enumeration and information gathering capabilities.

      Project details

      RTA is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - No releases on GitHub available

      Typical usage

      • Information gathering
      • Penetration testing
      • Security assessment
      • System enumeration

      RTA review

      64

      Th3inspector

      Introduction

      This tool can be called a true 'inspector tool' as it helps to discover many types of data.

      • Website information
      • Domain and subdomain information
      • Mail server information and email
      • Phone details
      • IP addresses
      • Detection of used CMS

      Project details

      Th3inspector is written in Perl.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - No releases on GitHub available

      Typical usage

      • Discovery of sensitive information
      • Information gathering

      Th3inspector review

      52

      subDomainsBrute

      Introduction

      The subDomainsBrute tool is one of the tools to perform a scan on a domain to discover subdomains and store the output.

      Project details

      subDomainsBrute is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 500 GitHub stars
      • - Full name of author is unknown
      • - Unknown project license

      subDomainsBrute review

      60

      Fierce

      Introduction

      Fierce is a security tool that helps with DNS reconnaissance. It can locate non-contiguous IP space, but using DNS information.

      Project details

      Fierce is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Information gathering
        • Reconnaissance
        • Security assessment

        Fierce review

        64

        Domain Analyzer

        Introduction

        Domain Analyzer is an information gathering tool and comes in handy for reconnaissance. This can be useful for doing penetration testing or evaluating what information is publically available about your own domains. Some pieces of information that can be discovered include DNS servers, IP addresses, mail servers, SPF information, open ports, and more.

        Project details

        Domain Analyzer is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
        • + Very low number of dependencies
        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Information gathering
          • Penetration testing

          Domain Analyzer review

          64

          OSINT-SPY

          Introduction

          OSINT-SPY is a modular tool to query information on different subjects like an IP address, domain, email address, or even Bitcoin address. This tool can be valuable during the reconnaissance phase of a penetration test. It can be used also for defenses purpose, like learning what information is publically available about your organization and its assets.

          Project details

          OSINT-SPY is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code is easy to read and understand
          • + The source code of this software is available
          • - No releases on GitHub available

          Typical usage

          • Information gathering
          • Penetration testing
          • Reconnaissance

          OSINT-SPY review

          60

          aiodnsbrute (Async DNS Brute)

          Introduction

          When a project requires resolving or guessing host names, then this tool is a great addition to the toolkit. It focuses on 'fast' by using asynchronous operations. The list of names to try is provided with a wordlist.

          Project details

          aiodnsbrute is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + Very low number of dependencies
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Network scanning
            • Penetration testing

            aiodnsbrute review

            64

            web-hunter

            Introduction

            Tools like web-hunter help with information gathering. This can be useful for penetration testing or when doing a self-assessment on your organization.

            Project details

            web-hunter is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Information gathering

              web-hunter 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

                74

                LinEnum

                Introduction

                LinEnum is one of the tools that can help with automating penetration tests. It performs a discovery on the environment it runs in and tries finding weaknesses to allow privilege escalation.

                Project details

                LinEnum is written in shell script.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + Very low number of dependencies
                • + The source code of this software is available
                • + Well-known tool

                  Typical usage

                  • Penetration testing
                  • Privilege escalation
                  • System enumeration

                  LinEnum review

                  74

                  O-Saft

                  Introduction

                  O-Saft is the abbreviation for OWASP SSL advanced forensic tool.

                  Project details

                  O-Saft is written in Perl.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

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

                    O-Saft review

                    63

                    Oscanner

                    Introduction

                    The tool has a plugin-based architecture for enumeration purposes of Oracle installations.

                    • Sid enumeration
                    • Passwords tests (common & dictionary)
                    • Enumerate Oracle version
                    • Enumerate account roles
                    • Enumerate account privileges
                    • Enumerate account hashes
                    • Enumerate audit information
                    • Enumerate password policies
                    • Enumerate database links

                    Project details

                    Oscanner is written in Java.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Oscanner review

                      64

                      RootHelper

                      Introduction

                      RootHelper is a small script to retrieve several enumeration and privilege escalation tools. It can be used during penetration testing.

                      Project details

                      RootHelper is written in shell script.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + Used language is shell script
                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Penetration testing
                        • Privilege escalation
                        • Security assessment

                        RootHelper review

                        60

                        SMBMap

                        Introduction

                        SMBMap allows scanning of file resources that are shared with the SMB protocol. The tool will list share drives, drive permissions, the share contents, upload/download functionality, file name auto-download pattern matching, and even execute remote commands. The tool was created for pentesters to simplify finding sensitive data, or at least test for it.

                        Project details

                        SMBMap is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Data leak detection
                          • Information gathering
                          • Penetration testing

                          SMBMap review

                          68

                          Sn1per

                          Introduction

                          Sn1per is security scanner that can be used during a penetration test to enumerate and scan for vulnerabilities.

                          Project details

                          Sn1per is written in Python, shell script.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

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

                          Typical usage

                          • Penetration testing
                          • Reconnaissance

                          Sn1per review

                          60

                          SubBrute (subdomain-bruteforcer)

                          Introduction

                          SubBrute is a DNS meta-query spider that enumerates DNS records and subdomains. This can be useful during penetration tests and security assessments.

                          Project details

                          SubBrute is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                          • + The source code of this software is available
                          • - Full name of author is unknown

                          Typical usage

                          • Information gathering
                          • Penetration testing
                          • Security assessment

                          SubBrute review

                          89

                          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

                            78

                            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

                              68

                              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

                                63

                                keimpx

                                Introduction

                                The keimpx security tool can be used to check for valid credentials across a network. It uses the SMB protocol, typically used on Microsoft Windows and others.

                                Project details

                                keimpx is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Security assessment

                                  keimpx review

                                  60

                                  massh-enum

                                  Introduction

                                  Massh-enum is a user enumeration tool for OpenSSH with the goal to find valid usernames. This can be useful during penetration tests or security assessments. The usernames can be valuable to brute-force or may be used on different locations within a network.

                                  Project details

                                  massh-enum is written in Python, shell script.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                                  • + Tool is easy to use
                                  • + The source code of this software is available
                                  • - Minimal or no documentation available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Information gathering
                                  • User enumeration

                                  massh-enum review

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