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

      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

        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

              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

              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

                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

                  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

                      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

                        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

                              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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