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)

64

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

60

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

      100

      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

        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

          84

          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

          93

          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

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

            Intrigue Core review

            100

            Archery

            Introduction

            Archery is a tool that helps to collect data about vulnerabilities within an environment. Instead of focusing on the actual scanning, it allows managing findings in a web-based interface. This includes options like reporting, searching, and dashboards. It can interact with other tools, including the well-known vulnerability scanners.

            Project details

            Archery is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

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

              Typical usage

              • Penetration testing
              • Vulnerability management
              • Vulnerability scanning
              • Vulnerability testing

              Archery review

              60

              Dagda

              Introduction

              The main reasons to use Dagda is the detection of vulnerable or malicious components within your containerized environment.

              Project details

              Dagda is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Malware detection
                • Malware scanning
                • Vulnerability management
                • Vulnerability scanning

                Dagda review

                60

                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

                  LFI Suite

                  Introduction

                  This tool is a useful addition to the pentesting toolbox of security professionals. It can help discover and exploit any local file inclusion weakness in applications. Upon success, a reverse shell can be used to get access to the system.

                  Project details

                  LFI Suite 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
                  • Web application analysis

                  LFI Suite review

                  97

                  OpenVAS

                  Introduction

                  OpenVAS is an open source vulnerability scanner that emerged from when Nessus became closed source in October of 2005.

                  Project details

                  OpenVAS is written in C.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available
                  • + Well-known tool

                    Typical usage

                    • Penetration testing
                    • Security assessment
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    OpenVAS review

                    78

                    Pocsuite

                    Introduction

                    Pocsuite is a remote vulnerability testing and development framework. It can be used by penetration testers and vulnerability researchers.

                    Project details

                    Pocsuite is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

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

                      Typical usage

                      • Vulnerability development
                      • Vulnerability testing

                      Pocsuite review

                      60

                      Pompem

                      Introduction

                      Pompem is written in Python and helps pentesters to search public sources for vulnerability information and a related exploit.

                      Sources

                      • CXSecurity
                      • National Vulnerability Database
                      • PacketStorm security
                      • Vulners
                      • WPScan Vulnerability Database
                      • ZeroDay

                      Project details

                      Pompem is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Vulnerability scanning

                        Pompem review

                        89

                        Safety

                        Introduction

                        When having applications deployed in your environment, not all of those may be installed via a package manager. When your infrastructure grows, it becomes even harder to know which tools are properly patched and which ones are not. For Python applications, this is where Safety comes in that can help scan installed software components via pip. It will also look at any of the dependencies that are installed.

                        Project details

                        Safety is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

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

                          Typical usage

                          • Penetration testing
                          • Security assessment
                          • Security monitoring
                          • Vulnerability scanning

                          Safety review

                          64

                          VScan

                          Introduction

                          Vscan is a security tool to perform vulnerability scanning with Nmap. It leverages NSE scripts to provide some flexibility in terms of vulnerability detection and exploitation.

                          Project details

                          VScan is written in shell script.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Backdoor detection
                            • Vulnerability scanning

                            VScan review

                            100

                            Vuls

                            Introduction

                            Vuls is a vulnerability scanner for Linux and FreeBSD. It is written in Go, agentless, and can use a remote login to find any software vulnerabilities. It has multiple levels of scanning, from a fast scan up to a deep scan with extensive analysis.

                            Project details

                            Vuls is written in Golang.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + More than 50 contributors
                            • + More than 5000 GitHub stars
                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • System hardening
                              • Vulnerability scanning

                              Vuls review

                              84

                              arch-audit

                              Introduction

                              Arch-audit is a small utility that scans the system for known vulnerabilities on Arch Linux. It can be used by users of the Linux distribution to know when to update and what packages have weaknesses. With Arch Linux being a rolling distribution, this may improve the interval or timing of software patching.

                              Project details

                              arch-audit is written in Rust.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Software management
                                • Vulnerability scanning

                                arch-audit review

                                93

                                graudit

                                Introduction

                                Analysis of source code helps to find programming flaws including those that can lead to software vulnerabilities. Graudit helps to uncover these by searching through the files and discover possible flaws. The tool supports languages like ASP, C, Perl, PHP, Python, and others.

                                Project details

                                graudit is written in shell script.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                                • + Tool is easy to use
                                • + Used language is shell script
                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Code analysis

                                  graudit review

                                  78

                                  vFeed

                                  Introduction

                                  vFeed consists of a database and utilities to store vulnerability data. It uses third-party references and data, which then can be used to see if a software component has a known vulnerability. The data itself is enriched by cross-checking it and store additional details about the vulnerabilities.

                                  The vFeed tooling has an API available with JSON output. It can be used by security researchers and practitioners to validate vulnerabilities and retrieve all available details.

                                  Project details

                                  vFeed is written in Python.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + Commercial support available
                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Security assessment
                                    • Vulnerability scanning

                                    vFeed review

                                    60

                                    vulnerability-alerter

                                    Introduction

                                    Vulnerability-alerter is a security tool to retrieve vulnerability data from NIST's database (NVD). This data can be used to discover recent vulnerabilities.

                                    Project details

                                    vulnerability-alerter is written in Python.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + The source code of this software is available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Vulnerability management
                                      • Vulnerability testing

                                      vulnerability-alerter review

                                      64

                                      vulnerable-node

                                      Introduction

                                      Vulnerable-node is a vulnerable website with identified vulnerabilities. It can be used to test the quality of tools and is written in Node.js.

                                      Project details

                                      vulnerable-node is written in Node.js.

                                      Strengths and weaknesses

                                      • + The source code of this software is available

                                        Typical usage

                                        • Learning
                                        • Security assessment
                                        • Software testing
                                        • Vulnerability scanning
                                        • Web application analysis

                                        vulnerable-node review

                                        60

                                        vulnix

                                        Introduction

                                        Tools like vulnix help with the detection of known weaknesses in packages by leveraging external resources. It can be used as an additional security layer on top of software patch management.

                                        Project details

                                        vulnix is written in Python.

                                        Strengths and weaknesses

                                        • + The source code of this software is available

                                          Typical usage

                                          • Vulnerability scanning

                                          vulnix review

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