LinEnum alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace LinEnum? During the review of LinEnum 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. RootHelper (script to retrieve exploitation tools)
  2. massh-enum (OpenSSH user enumeration)
  3. RID_ENUM (Windows RID enumeration)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to LinEnum.

Alternatives (by score)

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

    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

    60

    RID_ENUM

    Introduction

    The RID_ENUM utility (or Rid Enum) performs a cycling attack to attempt retrieving all users from a Windows domain controller. It focuses on retrieving identities from the domain admins group. The attack will work to versions, with Windows 2003 being the latest. This was to ensure compatibility with previous versions of Windows. Windows 2008 and later will not allow this type of enumeration to happen.

    Project details

    RID_ENUM is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      RID_ENUM 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

        60

        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

          74

          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

              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

                68

                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

                  89

                  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

                    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

                      78

                      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

                        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

                          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

                          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

                            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

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