dirsearch alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace dirsearch? During the review of dirsearch 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. DirSearch (Go) (directory fuzzer for web applications)
  2. weblocator (dirbuster for directories in web applications)
  3. 0d1n (fuzzing tool for web applications)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to dirsearch.

Alternatives (by score)

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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

    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

        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

          60

          Crowbar

          Introduction

          While most brute forcing tools take a similar approach, Crowbar can use different methods that are not always available in other utilities. For example, Crowbar can use SSH keys, instead of the typical username and password combination. This might be useful during penetration testing when these type of details are discovered.

          Project details

          Crowbar is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Penetration testing

            Crowbar review

            89

            Fail2ban

            Introduction

            Fail2Ban is an intrusion prevention software framework that protects computer servers from brute-force attacks

            Project details

            Fail2ban is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Network traffic filtering
              • Security monitoring

              Fail2ban review

              64

              IKEForce

              Introduction

              IKEForce is a command line utility to brute force VPN connections (IPSEC) that allow group name/ID enumeration and XAUTH.

              Project details

              IKEForce is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                IKEForce review

                56

                John the Ripper

                Introduction

                John the Ripper is a mature password cracker to find weak or known passwords. It works on Linux and other flavors of Unix and Microsoft Windows.

                Project details

                68

                Patator

                Introduction

                Patator is based on similar tools like Hydra, yet with the goal to avoid the common flaws these tools have like performance limitations. The tool is modular and supports different types of brute-force attacks or enumeration of information.

                Project details

                Patator is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                  Typical usage

                  • Password discovery
                  • Penetration testing
                  • Reconnaissance
                  • Vulnerability scanning

                  Patator review

                  64

                  RouterSploit

                  Introduction

                  RouterSploit is a framework to exploit embedded devices such as cameras and routers. It can be used during penetration testing to test the security of a wide variety of devices. RouterSploit comes with several modules to scan and exploit the devices. The tool helps in all steps, like from credential testing to deploying a payload to perform an exploitation attempt.

                  Project details

                  RouterSploit is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 50 contributors
                  • + More than 6000 GitHub stars
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Penetration testing
                    • Self-assessment
                    • Software testing
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    RouterSploit review

                    100

                    THC Hydra (thc-hydra)

                    Introduction

                    THC Hydra is a brute-force cracking tool for remote authentication services. It supports many protocols, including telnet, FTP, LDAP, SSH, SNMP, and others.

                    Project details

                    THC Hydra is written in C.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + More than 25 contributors
                    • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                    • + Project is mature (10+ years)
                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Penetration testing
                      • Security assessment

                      THC Hydra review

                      60

                      WPForce

                      Introduction

                      This toolkit is fairly new and consists of WPForce and Yertle. As the name implies, the first component has the focus on brute force attacking of login credentials. When admin credentials have been found, it is Yertle that allows uploading a shell. Yertle also has post-exploitation modules for further research.

                      Project details

                      WPForce 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
                      • Security assessment
                      • Vulnerability scanning

                      WPForce review

                      52

                      WPSeku

                      Introduction

                      With WPSeku a WordPress installation can be tested for the presence of security issues. Some examples are cross-site scripting (XSS), sql injection, and local file inclusion. The tool also tests for the presence of default configuration files. These files may reveal version numbers, used themes and plugins.

                      Project details

                      WPSeku is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available
                      • - Unknown project license

                      Typical usage

                      • Penetration testing
                      • Security assessment
                      • Vulnerability scanning

                      WPSeku review

                      60

                      aiodnsbrute (Async DNS Brute)

                      Introduction

                      When a project requires resolving or guessing host names, then this tool is a great addition to the toolkit. It focuses on 'fast' by using asynchronous operations. The list of names to try is provided with a wordlist.

                      Project details

                      aiodnsbrute is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + Very low number of dependencies
                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Network scanning
                        • Penetration testing

                        aiodnsbrute review

                        85

                        django-axes

                        Introduction

                        This tool may be used by developers that work with the Django framework. It adds a security layer on top of the application by looking at login attempts and track them.

                        Project details

                        django-axes is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

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

                          Typical usage

                          • Application security

                          django-axes review

                          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

                            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

                                    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

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