detectem alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace detectem? During the review of detectem 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. CMSeeK (CMS detection and exploitation)
  2. Gitem (GitHub organization reconnaissance tool)
  3. Recon-ng (web reconnaissance framework)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to detectem.

Alternatives (by score)

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

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

      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

        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

        59

        BlindElephant

        Introduction

        BlindElephant is a security tool to perform fingerprinting of web applications. It can discover the name and version of known web applications.

        Project details

        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

          78

          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

          tlsenum

          Introduction

          Tlsenum is a CLI tool to enumerate TLS protocol and TLS cipher support by a server. The tool lists then the output based on the order of priority. Tlsenum can be used to find the supported protocols and ciphers of a system and determine if it is properly hardened. This information can be useful to system administrators and pentesters doing a security assessment of the system.

          Project details

          tlsenum is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Information gathering
            • Security assessment
            • System enumeration
            • System hardening

            tlsenum review

            64

            altdns

            Introduction

            Altdns is a security tool to discover subdomains. It generates permutations, alterations, and mutations of subdomains. The generated names can also be tested by performing DNS lookups. An enumeration tool like Altdns is useful during penetrating testing assignments.

            Project details

            altdns is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

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

              Typical usage

              • Reconnaissance
              • Subdomain discovery
              • Subdomain enumeration

              altdns 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

                  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

                  85

                  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

                    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

                      81

                      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

                        68

                        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

                        96

                        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

                                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

                                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

                                  68

                                  wafw00f

                                  Introduction

                                  wafw00f is a security tool to perform fingerprinting on web applications and detect any web application firewall in use.

                                  Project details

                                  wafw00f is written in Python.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Application fingerprinting
                                    • Information gathering
                                    • Penetration testing
                                    • Reconnaissance
                                    • Security assessment

                                    wafw00f review

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