domain alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace domain? During the review of domain 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. altdns (subdomain discovery tool)
  2. Sublist3r (subdomains enumeration tool)
  3. SubFinder (subdomain scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to domain.

Alternatives (by score)

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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

    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

      SubFinder

      Introduction

      SubFinder is a tool to scan domains and discover subdomains. This may be useful during the reconnaissance phase of penetration testing where information is collected. Some subdomains may reveal sensitive data or point to interesting targets such as a backup location.

      Project details

      SubFinder is written in Golang.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + Tool is modular and extendable
      • + More than 500 GitHub stars
      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Discovery of sensitive information
        • Information gathering
        • Penetration testing
        • Reconnaissance
        • Security assessment

        SubFinder 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

        60

        SubOver

        Introduction

        SubOver is considered a hostile tool to take over a subdomain. It can be used during pentesting and security assessments to discover unconfigured subdomains.

        Project details

        SubOver is written in Golang.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code is easy to read and understand
        • + The source code of this software is available
        • - No releases on GitHub available

        Typical usage

        • Security assessment

        SubOver review

        64

        Th3inspector

        Introduction

        This tool can be called a true 'inspector tool' as it helps to discover many types of data.

        • Website information
        • Domain and subdomain information
        • Mail server information and email
        • Phone details
        • IP addresses
        • Detection of used CMS

        Project details

        Th3inspector is written in Perl.

        Strengths and weaknesses

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

        Typical usage

        • Discovery of sensitive information
        • Information gathering

        Th3inspector review

        76

        subDomainsBrute

        Introduction

        The subDomainsBrute tool is one of the tools to perform a scan on a domain to discover subdomains and store the output.

        Project details

        subDomainsBrute is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 500 GitHub stars
        • - Full name of author is unknown
        • - Unknown project license

        subDomainsBrute review

        84

        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

          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

          85

          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

            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

              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

                  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

                      89

                      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

                              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

                                  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

                                    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

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