DorkNet alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace DorkNet? During the review of DorkNet 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. hsecscan (website headers extraction)
  2. Arachni (web application scanner)
  3. Commix (command injection tool for web applications)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to DorkNet.

Alternatives (by score)

60

hsecscan (hsecscan)

Introduction

The hsecscan utility is written in Python and opens a connection (via HTTP or HTTPS) to the related web server. It will return all headers found and includes an explanation of what each header does. Any security recommendations are listed as well.

Project details

hsecscan is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Information gathering
    • Learning
    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment
    • Web application analysis

    hsecscan review

    74

    Arachni

    Introduction

    Arachni is framework written in Ruby with focus on evaluating the security of web applications. Typical users include security professionals and system administrators.

    The tooling is free and open source. Besides Linux, it also runs on macOS and Microsoft Windows.

    Project details

    Arachni is written in Ruby.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

      Typical usage

      • Penetration testing
      • Security assessment
      • Web application analysis

      Arachni review

      97

      Commix

      Introduction

      Commix is short for COMMand Injection eXploiter.

      Project details

      Commix is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

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

        Commix 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

          Jawfish

          Introduction

          Jawfish is a security tool to test web applications. It can find related exploits and update according to an internal database.

          Project details

          Jawfish is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Penetration testing
            • Security assessment
            • Vulnerability scanning
            • Web application analysis

            Jawfish review

            85

            JoomScan

            Introduction

            JoomScan could be used to test your Joomla installation or during security assessments. As it has a primary focus on Joomla, it may provide better results than generic vulnerability scanners.

            Project details

            JoomScan is written in Perl.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Vulnerability scanning
              • Vulnerability testing

              JoomScan review

              64

              jSQL Injection

              Introduction

              jSQL Injection is a security tool to test web applications. It can be used to discover if an application is vulnerable to SQL injection attacks.

              Project details

              jSQL Injection is written in Java.

              Strengths and weaknesses

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

              Typical usage

              • Database security

              jSQL Injection review

              64

              Susanoo

              Introduction

              Susanoo is a security tool to test the security of a REST API. With this focus, it goes beyond the typical attack surface of a web application.

              Project details

              Susanoo is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • API testing
                • Application testing

                Susanoo review

                64

                w3af

                Introduction

                W3af is an open source web application attack and audit framework and helps in scanning for vulnerabilities. The tool comes with both a graphical user interface (GUI) and command line utility. Some of the project files include a copyright line of 2006. That gives a good idea on the maturity of the project, and it is one of the rare tools that is still maintained after so many years.

                Project details

                w3af is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + Tool is modular and extendable
                • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Application security
                  • Application testing
                  • Penetration testing
                  • Vulnerability scanning
                  • Web application analysis

                  w3af review

                  59

                  Wapiti

                  Introduction

                  Wapiti is typically used to audit web applications.

                  Project details

                  Wapiti is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                    Typical usage

                    • Application fuzzing
                    • Vulnerability scanning
                    • Web application analysis

                    Wapiti 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

                      64

                      Yasuo

                      Introduction

                      Yasuo is a Ruby script that scans for vulnerable and exploitable third-party web applications. There are many remotely exploitable vulnerabilities for web applications and their front-end components. Yasuo helps to make it easier to scan for the weaknesses like remote code execution (RCE), SQL injections, and file inclusions.

                      Project details

                      Yasuo is written in Ruby.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Penetration testing
                        • Vulnerability scanning
                        • Web application analysis

                        Yasuo review

                        100

                        ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy)

                        Introduction

                        ZAP is an intercepting proxy of web traffic. You will need to configure your browser to connect to the web application you wish to test through ZAP.

                        Note: Zed Attack Proxy, or ZAP, is also known as zaproxy.

                        Project details

                        ZAP is written in Java.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + More than 50 contributors
                        • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                        • + Many maintainers
                        • + The source code of this software is available
                        • - Many reported issues are still open

                        Typical usage

                        • Penetration testing
                        • Security assessment
                        • Software testing
                        • Web application analysis

                        ZAP 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

                        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

                          96

                          django-security

                          Introduction

                          Django-security is an extension for developers seeking more security measures in their Django project. The toolkit can set or activate particular settings improving security. Examples of these settings include the use of particular HTTP headers that increase the security defenses of the web application.

                          Part of the toolkit is middleware to enforce password strength, set the do-not-track header, enable content security policy (CSP), enable privacy policy (P3P), limit session length, use HTTPS (HSTS), XSS protection, and more.

                          Project details

                          django-security is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

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

                            Typical usage

                            • Application security

                            django-security review

                            60

                            iniscan

                            Introduction

                            Iniscan scans a given php.ini file and tests it against security best practices. It reports back the results by showing a Pass or Fail for each related test. As it is a command-line utility, it can be used in automated testing.

                            Project details

                            iniscan is written in PHP.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

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

                              Typical usage

                              • Configuration audit
                              • Security assessment

                              iniscan review

                              74

                              Suhosin

                              Introduction

                              Suhosin is a security extension for PHP and consists of two parts that enhance PHP. It helps with protecting against known and unknown attacks.

                              Project details

                              Suhosin is written in C.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                              Typical usage

                              • Application security

                              Suhosin 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

                              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

                                64

                                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

                                85

                                SSLyze

                                Introduction

                                SSLyze provides a library for scanning services that use SSL/TLS for encrypted communications. It can be used to test their implementation.

                                Project details

                                60

                                wig (WebApp Information Gatherer)

                                Introduction

                                Wig is a security tool to discover what particular software is for a web application or website. It can detect several Content Management Systems (CMS) and other administrative applications. This may be useful for those performing reconnaissance or information gathering, like during a penetration test of security assessment.

                                Project details

                                wig is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code of this software is available
                                • - No updates for a while
                                • - Full name of author is unknown

                                Typical usage

                                • Application fingerprinting
                                • Information gathering
                                • Reconnaissance
                                • Web application analysis

                                wig review

                                78

                                XSS Hunter

                                Introduction

                                By using a specific link, XSS Hunter can see when some attack successfully is triggered. It will then store information like the vulnerable page's URI, referer, HTML DOM, the screenshot of page, and cookies. Regarding the victim, it stores the IP address and the user agent.

                                Project details

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