CloudSploit scans alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace CloudSploit scans? During the review of CloudSploit scans 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. Prowler (AWS benchmark tool)
  2. Zeus (AWS auditing and hardening tool)
  3. AWSBucketDump (Amazon S3 bucket scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to CloudSploit scans.

Alternatives (by score)

76

Prowler

Introduction

Prowler is a security tool to check systems on AWS against the related CIS benchmark. This benchmark provides a set of best practices for AWS. The primary usage for this tool is system hardening and compliance checking.

Project details

Prowler is written in shell script.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Compliance testing
    • Security assessment
    • System hardening

    Prowler review

    64

    Zeus

    Introduction

    Zeus is a tool to perform a quick security scan of an AWS environment. It helps to find missing security controls, so additional system hardening measures can be applied to systems.

    Project details

    Zeus is written in shell script.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + Used language is shell script
    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - No releases on GitHub available

    Typical usage

    • Configuration audit
    • Security assessment
    • Self-assessment
    • System hardening

    Zeus review

    64

    AWSBucketDump

    Introduction

    AWSBucketDump is a security tool to find interesting files in AWS S3 buckets that are part of Amazon cloud services. These storage containers may have interesting files, which a tool like AWSBucketDump can discover.

    Project details

    AWSBucketDump is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 500 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - No releases on GitHub available

    Typical usage

    • Configuration audit
    • Discovery of sensitive information
    • Security assessment

    AWSBucketDump review

    74

    Bucket Finder

    Introduction

    The Bucket Finder tool can be a helpful tool during penetration testing and security assessments. It helps with the discovery of S3 buckets on the Amazon AWS cloud.

    Project details

    Bucket Finder is written in Ruby.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

    Typical usage

    • Data leak detection
    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment

    Bucket Finder review

    64

    BuQuikker

    Introduction

    BuQuikker is a security tool to scan the Amazon S3 storage service. Its goal is to find open and unprotected S3 buckets.

    Project details

    BuQuikker is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Data leak detection
      • Security assessment

      BuQuikker review

      56

      inSp3ctor

      Introduction

      Like other S3 bucket scanners, inSp3ctor helps to find valid storage buckets on Amazon's AWS platform. This can be useful for security assignments like penetration testing or see what information is available about a company. Another option is using it to see if any private data is leaking.

      Project details

      inSp3ctor is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

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

      Typical usage

      • Penetration testing
      • Security assessment
      • Storage security testing

      inSp3ctor review

      60

      s3-fuzzer

      Introduction

      This fuzzing tool helps with discovering sensitive data in Amazon S3 buckets. S3 buckets are storage containers and may reveal data to unauthorized individuals. This tools helps with the discovery process.

      Project details

      s3-fuzzer is written in Golang.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Configuration audit
        • Discovery of sensitive information
        • Security assessment

        s3-fuzzer review

        60

        S3Scanner

        Introduction

        The aptly named S3Scanner is to be used to detect AWS S3 buckets. Discovered buckets are displayed, together with the related objects in the bucket.

        Project details

        S3Scanner is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Information gathering
          • Information leak detection
          • Penetration testing
          • Storage security testing

          S3Scanner review

          60

          Security Monkey

          Introduction

          Security Monkey provides a single user interface to browse and search through all of your services and accounts.

          Project details

          Security Monkey is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 50 contributors
          • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
          • + The source code of this software is available
          • + Supported by a large company

            Typical usage

            • Security monitoring

            Security Monkey review

            64

            Teh S3 Bucketeers

            Introduction

            Tools like Teh S3 Bucketeers are valuable for doing reconnaissance and information gathering. They may be used during penetration tests and security assessments. The primary goal of these tools is to find S3 buckets that may lead to sensitive data stored on Amazon's storage service.

            Project details

            Teh S3 Bucketeers is written in shell script.

            Strengths and weaknesses

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

            Typical usage

            • Penetration testing
            • Security assessment
            • Storage security testing

            Teh S3 Bucketeers review

            68

            Cloud Security Suite (CS Suite)

            Introduction

            Cloud Security Suite (CS Suite) is a security toolkit that allows scanning Amazon, Google, and Azure cloud platforms. It leverages tools like Lynis, Prowler, and Scout2 to collect all information. The promise of the tool is to simplify the installation of the tools, their configuration, and the data collection.

            Project details

            Cloud Security Suite is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

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

            Typical usage

            • Configuration audit
            • IT audit
            • Penetration testing
            • System hardening

            Cloud Security Suite review

            60

            iniscan

            Introduction

            Iniscan scans a given php.ini file and tests it against security best practices. It reports back the results by showing a Pass or Fail for each related test. As it is a command-line utility, it can be used in automated testing.

            Project details

            iniscan is written in PHP.

            Strengths and weaknesses

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

              Typical usage

              • Configuration audit
              • Security assessment

              iniscan review

              85

              Kube-Bench

              Introduction

              Tools like Kube-Bench help with quickly checking configuration weaknesses or discovering bad defaults.

              Project details

              Kube-Bench is written in Golang.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Kube-Bench review

                64

                LUNAR

                Introduction

                LUNAR is short for Lockdown UNix Auditing and Reporting and runs on the system itself.

                Project details

                LUNAR is written in shell script.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Security assessment
                  • Self-assessment
                  • System hardening

                  LUNAR review

                  100

                  Lynis

                  Introduction

                  Lynis is an open source security auditing tool that is available since 2007 and created by Michael Boelen. Its primary goal is to evaluate the security defenses of systems running Linux or other flavors of Unix. It provides suggestions to install, configure, or correct any security measures.

                  Project details

                  Lynis is written in shell script.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 50 contributors
                  • + Commercial support available
                  • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
                  • + Used language is shell script
                  • + Very low number of dependencies
                  • + Project is mature (10+ years)
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • IT audit
                    • Penetration testing
                    • Security assessment
                    • System hardening
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    Lynis review

                    60

                    orthrus

                    Introduction

                    Orthrus is a security framework and auditing tool. It allows monitoring and analyzing security configurations across multiple environments.

                    Project details

                    orthrus is written in Golang.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available
                    • - Project is in early phase and may be unstable

                    Typical usage

                    • Security assessment
                    • Self-assessment
                    • System hardening
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    orthrus review

                    60

                    otseca

                    Introduction

                    Tools like otseca help with data collection. This could be useful for system administrators to collect data on a regular interval. This data then can be compared with a future data capture. Another possibility is to use it during pentesting. In that case one should have already obtained root access, as the tool requires this as well.

                    Project details

                    otseca is written in shell script.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                    • + Tool is modular and extendable
                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Configuration audit
                      • Penetration testing
                      • Security assessment

                      otseca review

                      60

                      SSHsec

                      Introduction

                      SSHsec scans a system running the SSH protocol and retrieves its configuration, host keys, and Diffie-Hellman groups.

                      Project details

                      SSHsec is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Information gathering
                        • Penetration testing
                        • Security assessment

                        SSHsec review

                        60

                        sysechk (System Security Checker)

                        Introduction

                        System Security Checker, or sysechk, is a tool to perform a system audit against a set of best practices. It uses a modular approach to test the system.

                        Project details

                        sysechk is written in shell script.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

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

                          Typical usage

                          • IT audit
                          • System hardening

                          sysechk review

                          96

                          testssl.sh

                          Introduction

                          Key features of testssl.sh include:

                          • Clear output: you can tell easily whether anything is good or bad
                          • Ease of installation: It works for Linux, Darwin, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MSYS2/Cygwin out of the box: no need to install or configure something, no gems, CPAN, pip or the like.
                          • Flexibility: You can test any SSL/TLS enabled and STARTTLS service, not only webservers at port 443
                          • Toolbox: Several command line options help you to run YOUR test and configure YOUR output
                          • Reliability: features are tested thoroughly
                          • Verbosity: If a particular check cannot be performed because of a missing capability on your client side, you'll get a warning
                          • Privacy: It's only you who sees the result, not a third party
                          • Freedom: It's 100% open source. You can look at the code, see what's going on and you can change it.

                          Project details

                          testssl.sh is written in shell script.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

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

                            Typical usage

                            • Application testing
                            • Configuration audit

                            testssl.sh 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

                              40

                              wp_enum

                              Introduction

                              This utility scans for the available identities on a WordPress installation.

                              Project details

                              64

                              Bucket Stream

                              Introduction

                              Bucket Stream can be used to discover AWS S3 buckets. This tool may be helpful during reconnaissance and security assessments. As it does not include active scanning on the target itself, it is a passive way of finding information. This is a huge benefit, as you don't have to guess or brute-force the names.

                              Project details

                              Bucket Stream is written in Python.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + Tool is easy to use
                              • + The source code of this software is available
                              • - No releases on GitHub available

                              Typical usage

                              • Discovery of sensitive information
                              • Information leak detection
                              • Penetration testing
                              • Reconnaissance

                              Bucket Stream review

                              96

                              Confidant

                              Introduction

                              Most applications with a connection to a database or other software component, need some form of authentication. Often the related credentials are stored in a configuration file. A secret manager like Confidant will provide an alternative, by storing the details in a database. Only applications that need to access the secrets are allowed to obtain them. Often system administrators are denied access to them.

                              Project details

                              Confidant is written in Python.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                              • + The source code of this software is available
                              • + Supported by a large company

                                Typical usage

                                • Secrets management
                                • Secure storage

                                Confidant review

                                100

                                Cryptomator

                                Introduction

                                Cryptomator is a multi-platform tool for transparent client-side encryption of your files. It is used together with cloud services to ensure you are the only one who can access the data.

                                Project details

                                Cryptomator is written in Java.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + More than 10 contributors
                                • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                                • + Many releases available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Data encryption

                                  Cryptomator review

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