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

    85

    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

        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

          100

          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

            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

                74

                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

                  60

                  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

                  81

                  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

                        85

                        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

                          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

                          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

                            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

                              60

                              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

                                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

                                  76

                                  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

                                    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

                                      76

                                      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

                                        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

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