osquery alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace osquery? During the review of osquery 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. Belati (OSINT tool)
  2. DataSploit (OSINT framework)
  3. DirSearch (Go) (directory fuzzer for web applications)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to osquery.

Alternatives (by score)

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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

    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

      64

      Domain Analyzer

      Introduction

      Domain Analyzer is an information gathering tool and comes in handy for reconnaissance. This can be useful for doing penetration testing or evaluating what information is publically available about your own domains. Some pieces of information that can be discovered include DNS servers, IP addresses, mail servers, SPF information, open ports, and more.

      Project details

      Domain Analyzer is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
      • + Very low number of dependencies
      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Information gathering
        • Penetration testing

        Domain Analyzer review

        60

        Gitem

        Introduction

        Gitem is a reconnaissance tool to extract information about organizations on GitHub. It can be used to find the leaking of sensitive data.

        Project details

        Gitem is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Information gathering
          • Security assessment
          • Security monitoring
          • Self-assessment

          Gitem review

          60

          Gitrob

          Introduction

          Especially open source developers may share their code in a public repository like GitHub. This is a great way to collaborate between the developer(s) and the community. The risk of sharing code is that sensitive data is part of the repository and uploaded by accident. GitRob helps to detect this kind of accidental leaks.

          Project details

          Gitrob is written in Ruby.

          Strengths and weaknesses

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

            Typical usage

            • Data leak prevention
            • Information gathering
            • Penetration testing
            • Security assessment

            Gitrob review

            64

            Infoga

            Introduction

            This tool could be used during penetration testing to learn what information is leaked regarding email addresses. For a company, it may be useful to do security monitoring and learn the same.

            Project details

            Infoga is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Information gathering
              • Reconnaissance

              Infoga review

              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

                60

                OSRFramework

                Introduction

                This OSINT framework allows combining sources and provide data in different formats (web interface, API, command line).

                Project details

                OSRFramework is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + Available as package (simplified installation)
                • + The source code of this software is available
                • - No releases on GitHub available

                Typical usage

                • Information gathering

                OSRFramework 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

                74

                SearchSploit

                Introduction

                SearchSploit is a small by OffensiveSecurity to search for exploits and related data in the exploit database (Exploit-DB). This may help penetration testers in their security assignments.

                Project details

                SearchSploit is written in shell script.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                • + Tool is easy to use
                • + Used language is shell script
                • - Full name of author is unknown

                Typical usage

                • Information gathering
                • Penetration testing
                • Service exploitation
                • System exploitation
                • Vulnerability testing

                SearchSploit review

                100

                Wappalyzer

                Introduction

                Wappalyzer can be a useful asset when performing reconnaissance on a particular target like a web application or website. It helps to find what software is used to run a particular page. Components that can be detected are the content management system (CMS), JavaScript framework, e-commerce software, web server, and more.

                Project details

                Wappalyzer is written in Node.js.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + Has 300+ contributors
                • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
                • + Many releases available
                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Information gathering
                  • Reconnaissance
                  • Software identification

                  Wappalyzer review

                  85

                  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

                    60

                    otseca

                    Introduction

                    Tools like otseca help with data collection. This could be useful for system administrators to collect data on a regular interval. This data then can be compared with a future data capture. Another possibility is to use it during pentesting. In that case one should have already obtained root access, as the tool requires this as well.

                    Project details

                    otseca is written in shell script.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                    • + Tool is modular and extendable
                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Configuration audit
                      • Penetration testing
                      • Security assessment

                      otseca review

                      52

                      theHarvester

                      Introduction

                      This tool is a typical information collection tool to retrieve public data and get it all into one place. It is useful for penetration tests, or if you want to see what is available for your company.

                      Project details

                      64

                      web-hunter

                      Introduction

                      Tools like web-hunter help with information gathering. This can be useful for penetration testing or when doing a self-assessment on your organization.

                      Project details

                      web-hunter is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Information gathering

                        web-hunter 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

                          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

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