BlindElephant alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace BlindElephant? During the review of BlindElephant 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. WhatWeb (website analyzer and fingerprinting tool)
  2. Admin Page Finder (PHP) (admin page discovery tool)
  3. wig (reconnaissance tool for web applications)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to BlindElephant.

Alternatives (by score)

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

    56

    Admin Page Finder (PHP)

    Introduction

    Admin Page Finder is a tool written in PHP to find admin sections within a website. It can be used during pentesting and security assessments.

    Project details

    Admin Page Finder (PHP) is written in PHP.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - Unknown project license

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Reconnaissance

    Admin Page Finder (PHP) review

    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

    88

    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

    93

    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

      76

      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

          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

          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

            85

            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

              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

                  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

                      68

                      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

                              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

                                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

                                  78

                                  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

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