DirSearch (Go) alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace DirSearch (Go)? During the review of DirSearch (Go) 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. DotDotPwn (directory path traversal tool)
  2. dirsearch (directory fuzzer for web applications)
  3. weblocator (dirbuster for directories in web applications)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to DirSearch (Go).

Alternatives (by score)

60

DotDotPwn

Introduction

DotDotPwn is a security tool to perform directory traversal attempts to discover interesting paths in web applications.

Project details

DotDotPwn is written in Perl.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Application fuzzing
    • Penetration testing

    DotDotPwn review

    68

    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

      weblocator

      Introduction

      The weblocator security tool performs a discovery search to find directories and files. This can be useful for penetration tests to find sensitive data.

      Project details

      weblocator is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Information gathering
        • Penetration testing
        • Security assessment

        weblocator review

        85

        0d1n

        Introduction

        0d1n is useful to perform brute-force login attempts for authentication forms. It can discover useful directory names by using a predefined list of paths. With options to use a random proxy per request and load CSRF tokens, it is a tool that can be used in different type of assignments.

        Project details

        0d1n is written in C.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Information gathering
          • Penetration testing
          • Security assessment
          • Vulnerability scanning

          0d1n review

          68

          Fuzzapi

          Introduction

          Fuzzapi is a security tool to test a REST API using fuzzing. It can be used for security assessments and penetration tests.

          Project details

          Fuzzapi is written in Ruby.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Application fuzzing
            • Application testing

            Fuzzapi review

            60

            Kitty

            Introduction

            Kitty is a framework for those who want to do fuzzing unusual targets, like proprietary protocols. Although Kitty itself is not a fuzzing tool, it allows one to build a fuzzing tool.

            Project details

            Kitty is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Application fuzzing

              Kitty review

              64

              SFTPfuzzer (Simple FTP Fuzzer)

              Introduction

              SFTPfuzzer (Simple FTP Fuzzer) allows the tester fuzz username and password fields in an FTP Server. It is intended to find a buffer overflow vulnerability.

              Project details

              SFTPfuzzer is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Application testing

                SFTPfuzzer review

                59

                Wapiti

                Introduction

                Wapiti is typically used to audit web applications.

                Project details

                Wapiti is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + Project is mature (10+ years)
                • + The source code of this software is available
                • + Well-known tool

                  Typical usage

                  • Application fuzzing
                  • Vulnerability scanning
                  • Web application analysis

                  Wapiti review

                  76

                  Wfuzz

                  Introduction

                  Wfuzz is a fuzzing tool written in Python. Tools like Wfuzz are typically used to test web applications and how they handle both expected as unexpected input.

                  Project details

                  Wfuzz is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                    Typical usage

                    • Application fuzzing
                    • Application security
                    • Application testing
                    • Web application analysis

                    Wfuzz review

                    63

                    afl (American fuzzy lop)

                    Introduction

                    American fuzzy lop, or afl, is a security-oriented fuzzer. It helps with testing software to find unexpected results within applications.

                    Project details

                    afl is written in C.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Application testing

                      afl review

                      85

                      boofuzz

                      Introduction

                      Boofuzz is a framework written in Python that allows hackers to specify protocol formats and perform fuzzing. It does the heavy lifting of the fuzzing process. It builds on its predecessor Sulley and promises to be much better. Examples include the online documentation, support to extend the tooling, easier installation, and far fewer bugs. It comes with built-in support for serial fuzzing, the ethernet and IP layers, and UDP broadcasts.

                      Project details

                      boofuzz is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

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

                        Typical usage

                        • Application fuzzing
                        • Vulnerability scanning

                        boofuzz review

                        64

                        syzkaller

                        Introduction

                        Syzkaller is an unsupervised coverage-guided Linux kernel fuzzer. It tests kernel system calls (syscall) to see how they respond to unexpected data.

                        Project details

                        syzkaller is written in Golang.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

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

                          Typical usage

                          • Application fuzzing
                          • Application testing

                          syzkaller review

                          60

                          Belati

                          Introduction

                          Belati is security tool to collect public data and information and calls itself a Swiss army knife for OSINT purposes.

                          Project details

                          Belati is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available
                          • - Full name of author is unknown

                          Typical usage

                          • Information gathering

                          Belati review

                          74

                          DataSploit

                          Introduction

                          DataSploit is a framework to perform intelligence gathering to discover credentials, domain information, and other information related to the target. It uses various reconnaissance techniques on companies, people, phone numbers, and even cryptocoin technology. It allows aggregating all raw data and return it in multiple formats.

                          Project details

                          DataSploit 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

                            • OSINT research
                            • Information gathering
                            • Security monitoring

                            DataSploit review

                            64

                            Domain Analyzer

                            Introduction

                            Domain Analyzer is an information gathering tool and comes in handy for reconnaissance. This can be useful for doing penetration testing or evaluating what information is publically available about your own domains. Some pieces of information that can be discovered include DNS servers, IP addresses, mail servers, SPF information, open ports, and more.

                            Project details

                            Domain Analyzer is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                            • + Very low number of dependencies
                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Information gathering
                              • Penetration testing

                              Domain Analyzer 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

                                60

                                Gitrob

                                Introduction

                                Especially open source developers may share their code in a public repository like GitHub. This is a great way to collaborate between the developer(s) and the community. The risk of sharing code is that sensitive data is part of the repository and uploaded by accident. GitRob helps to detect this kind of accidental leaks.

                                Project details

                                Gitrob is written in Ruby.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Data leak prevention
                                  • Information gathering
                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Security assessment

                                  Gitrob review

                                  64

                                  Infoga

                                  Introduction

                                  This tool could be used during penetration testing to learn what information is leaked regarding email addresses. For a company, it may be useful to do security monitoring and learn the same.

                                  Project details

                                  Infoga is written in Python.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Information gathering
                                    • Reconnaissance

                                    Infoga review

                                    56

                                    Metagoofil

                                    Introduction

                                    Metagoofil will perform a search in Google based on the given domain name. Any public documents will be downloaded and analyzed. For this task it uses libraries like Hachoir, PdfMiner, and others. Useful details include username, software versions, hostnames, etc.

                                    File types: pdf, doc, xls, ppt, docx, pptx, xlsx

                                    Project details

                                    Metagoofil is written in Python.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + The source code of this software is available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Information gathering
                                      • Penetration testing

                                      Metagoofil review

                                      60

                                      OSRFramework

                                      Introduction

                                      This OSINT framework allows combining sources and provide data in different formats (web interface, API, command line).

                                      Project details

                                      OSRFramework is written in Python.

                                      Strengths and weaknesses

                                      • + Available as package (simplified installation)
                                      • + The source code of this software is available
                                      • - No releases on GitHub available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Information gathering

                                      OSRFramework review

                                      64

                                      RTA (Red Team Arsenal)

                                      Introduction

                                      RTA is helpful to automate scanning public resources of a company. As the project name implies, this may be used during red teaming, like a penetration test. That obviously does not limit its use, as it is similarly useful by the blue team.

                                      With its integration with Nessus and other tools, RTA is more of a toolkit. This can be seen in its functionality, like subdomain enumeration and information gathering capabilities.

                                      Project details

                                      RTA is written in Python.

                                      Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Information gathering
                                      • Penetration testing
                                      • Security assessment
                                      • System enumeration

                                      RTA review

                                      74

                                      SearchSploit

                                      Introduction

                                      SearchSploit is a small by OffensiveSecurity to search for exploits and related data in the exploit database (Exploit-DB). This may help penetration testers in their security assignments.

                                      Project details

                                      SearchSploit 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
                                      • - Full name of author is unknown

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Information gathering
                                      • Penetration testing
                                      • Service exploitation
                                      • System exploitation
                                      • Vulnerability testing

                                      SearchSploit 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

                                        100

                                        osquery

                                        Introduction

                                        The osquery tool allows querying your Linux, Windows, and macOS infrastructure. It can help with intrusion detection, infrastructure reliability, or compliance.

                                        Project details

                                        osquery is written in C++, Python.

                                        Strengths and weaknesses

                                        • + More than 100 contributors
                                        • + More than 9000 stars
                                        • + The source code of this software is available
                                        • + Supported by a large company

                                          Typical usage

                                          • Compliance testing
                                          • Information gathering
                                          • Security monitoring

                                          osquery 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

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