bamfdetect alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace bamfdetect? During the review of bamfdetect 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. MultiScanner (file scanning and analysis framework)
  2. SSMA (malware analysis tool)
  3. YARA (malware identification and classification)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to bamfdetect.

Alternatives (by score)

60

MultiScanner

Introduction

MultiScanner helps malware analysts by providing a toolkit to perform both automated and manual analysis. The data extracted from the analysis can be easily stored together, including the relevant metadata and samples. It allows enriching the data further by retrieving information from external resources.

Project details

Strengths and weaknesses

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

    Typical usage

    • Malware analysis
    • Malware detection
    • Malware scanning

    MultiScanner review

    78

    SSMA

    Introduction

    SSMA is short for Simple Static Malware Analyzer. The tool can perform a set of tests against a malware sample and retrieve metadata from it. SSMA can analyze ELF and PE and analyze its structure. For example, it can retrieve the PE file header information and its sections. Other pieces it can analyze is the usage of packers, anti-debugging techniques, cryptographic algorithms, domains, email addresses, and IP addresses. It can also check if the sample is already detected or blocked by using VirusTotal and the blocklist of malwaredomains.com.

    Project details

    SSMA is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

    Typical usage

    • Malware analysis
    • Malware detection
    • Malware scanning
    • Reverse engineering

    SSMA review

    74

    YARA

    Introduction

    YARA is a tool to identify and classify malware samples. It uses textual or binary patterns to match data, combined with a boolean expression to define a match. YARA is multi-platform, can be used via a command-line interface or via Python scripts using the yara-python extension.

    Project details

    YARA is written in C.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 50 contributors
    • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Malware analysis
      • Malware detection
      • Malware scanning

      YARA review

      60

      YaraGuardian

      Introduction

      YaraGuardian provides a web-based interface that helps to manage Yara rules. It can be used to search, organize, and bulk-edit rules. The tool also prevents creating duplicate entries, which is a nice additional benefit of this management utility.

      Project details

      YaraGuardian is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Malware analysis

        YaraGuardian review

        64

        Binary Analysis Next Generation (BANG)

        Introduction

        BANG is a framework to unpack files recursively and scan them. The files can be firmware, binaries, or malware. The main goal is to scan all files and perform classification and labeling. This way each file can be further analyzed based on the characteristics.

        Project details

        Binary Analysis Next Generation is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

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

        Typical usage

        • Binary analysis
        • Malware analysis
        • Malware scanning

        Binary Analysis Next Generation review

        60

        Malice

        Introduction

        Malice is a malware analysis that wants to provide a free and open source version of VirusTotal. The goal of Malice is to make it usable by both independent researchers up to fortune 500 companies.

        Malice is useful for those that do malware analysis or deal with user-generated files that may contain malware. The framework allows scanning files and directories to see if they are infected.

        Project details

        Malice is written in Golang.

        Strengths and weaknesses

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

          Typical usage

          • Malware analysis
          • Malware detection
          • Malware research
          • Malware scanning

          Malice review

          64

          MalPipe

          Introduction

          MalPipe is a modular malware and indicator collection and processing framework. It is designed to pull information about malware, domains, URLs, and IP addresses from multiple feeds. Finally, it will enrich the collected data and export the results.

          Project details

          MalPipe is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

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

          Typical usage

          • Data enrichment
          • Data processing
          • Intrusion detection
          • Malware analysis
          • Malware detection

          MalPipe review

          64

          Mal Tindex

          Introduction

          Mal Tindex is a tool that performs binary analysis on malware samples. It analyzes the binaries it is provided to learn about the specifics of each malware sample that makes them unique. This way data can be gathered that may provide background information. For example, it could provide the attribution of a particular actor or malware campaign.

          Project details

          Mal Tindex is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Malware analysis
            • Malware research

            Mal Tindex review

            89

            Cutter

            Introduction

            Cutter is a graphical user interface for radare2, the well-known reverse engineering framework. It focuses on those who are not familiar enough with radare2, or rather have a graphical interface instead of the command-line interface that radare2 provides.

            Project details

            Cutter is written in C++, Qt.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 50 contributors
            • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Binary analysis
              • Malware analysis
              • Reverse engineering

              Cutter review

              100

              Intrigue Core

              Introduction

              Intrigue Core provides a framework to measure the attack surface of an environment. This includes discovering infrastructure and applications, performing security research, and doing vulnerability discovery.

              Intrigue also allows enriching available data and perform OSINT research (open source intelligence). The related scans include DNS subdomain brute-forcing, email harvesting, IP geolocation, port scanning, and using public search engines like Censys, Shodan, and Bing.

              Project details

              Intrigue Core is written in Ruby.

              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                Typical usage

                • Asset discovery
                • Attack surface measurement
                • Intelligence gathering
                • OSINT research
                • Penetration testing
                • Security assessment

                Intrigue Core review

                89

                LIEF

                Introduction

                LIEF is short for Library to Instrument Executable Formats.

                Project details

                LIEF is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Binary analysis
                  • Malware analysis
                  • Reverse engineering

                  LIEF review

                  78

                  PyREBox

                  Introduction

                  PyREBox is short for Python scriptable Reverse Engineering Sandbox. It provides dynamic analysis and debugging capabilities of a running QEMU virtual machine. The primary usage is the analysis of running processes to perform reverse engineering. PyREBox can change parts of the running system by changing data in memory or within processor registers.

                  Project details

                  PyREBox is written in C++, Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Binary analysis
                    • Malware analysis
                    • Reverse engineering

                    PyREBox review

                    100

                    radare2

                    Introduction

                    Radare2 is a popular framework to perform reverse engineering on many different file types. It can be used to analyze malware, firmware, or any other type of binary files. Besides reverse engineering, it can be used for forensics on filesystems and do data carving. Tasks can be scripted and support languages like JavaScript, Go, and Python. Even software exploitation is one of the functions it can be used in.

                    Project details

                    radare2 is written in C.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + More than 500 contributors
                    • + More than 8000 GitHub stars
                    • + Many releases available
                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Digital forensics
                      • Reverse engineering
                      • Software exploitation
                      • Troubleshooting

                      radare2 review

                      74

                      LMD

                      Introduction

                      LMD uses MD5 file hashes and HEX pattern matches to define the malware signatures. These are used to detect malware.

                      Project details

                      LMD is written in shell script.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Malware scanning

                        LMD review

                        93

                        Loki

                        Introduction

                        Loki is security tool to find so-called indicators of compromise (IOC). It does this by scanning files and then uses pattern matching.

                        Project details

                        Loki is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

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

                          Typical usage

                          • Digital forensics
                          • Intrusion detection
                          • Security monitoring

                          Loki review

                          74

                          Malscan

                          Introduction

                          Malscan is a tool to scan for malicious software (malware) such as viruses, worms, and backdoors. Its goal is to extend ClamAV with more scanning modes and signatures. It targets web servers running Linux, but can also be used on mail servers and desktops.

                          Project details

                          Malscan is written in shell script.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

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

                            Typical usage

                            • Malware protection
                            • Malware scanning

                            Malscan review

                            85

                            Maltrail

                            Introduction

                            Maltrail monitors for traffic on the network that might indicate system compromise or other bad behavior. It is great for intrusion detection and monitoring.

                            Project details

                            Maltrail is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + More than 10 contributors
                            • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Intrusion detection
                              • Network analysis
                              • Security monitoring

                              Maltrail review

                              60

                              PHP Malware Finder

                              Introduction

                              PHP Malware Finder is a tool to find malicious PHP scripts. This threat is common for most web hosters and websites of their customers.

                              Project details

                              PHP Malware Finder is written in shell script.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                Typical usage

                                • Malware scanning

                                PHP Malware Finder review

                                59

                                Rootkit Hunter (rkhunter)

                                Introduction

                                Rootkit Hunter is a small utility to find suspicious rootkit components. Other known backdoors or malicious software can also be discovered, especially if it has the goal to hide.

                                The tool uses different ways to hunt, like using predefined directory locations and comparing the output of system utilities. Another method is by requesting a specific output and see if this output is altered, therefore tricking rootkits to reveal themselves.

                                Project details

                                Rootkit Hunter is written in shell script.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + Used language is shell script
                                • + Project is mature (10+ years)
                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Malware detection
                                  • Malware scanning

                                  Rootkit Hunter review

                                  60

                                  uitkyk

                                  Introduction

                                  Uitkyk is a security framework to identify Android malware by investigation memory. It detects suspicious processes by looking at the so-called memory heap.

                                  Project details

                                  uitkyk is written in JavaScript.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    uitkyk review

                                    60

                                    yarGen

                                    Introduction

                                    The yarGen utility helps with creating YARA rules for malware detection. It can combine both 'goodware' and 'malware', to properly craft the right rules.

                                    Project details

                                    100

                                    MISP

                                    Introduction

                                    MISP collects, stores, and distributes security indicators and discovered threats. This makes the platform useful for those involved with security incidents and malware research. Users benefit from having a well-tested platform to structure the vast number of data points available when it comes to security threats. The tooling allows interaction with other tools, like security incident and event management (SIEM) and intrusion detection systems (IDS).

                                    Project details

                                    MISP is written in PHP.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + More than 50 contributors
                                    • + The source code of this software is available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Fraud detection
                                      • Information gathering
                                      • Threat hunting

                                      MISP review

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