OWTF alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace OWTF? During the review of OWTF 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. Metasploit Framework (penetration toolkit)
  2. fsociety (penetration testing framework)
  3. Dockerscan (Docker attack and analysis tool)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to OWTF.

Alternatives (by score)

74

Metasploit Framework

Introduction

Metasploit is a framework that consists of tools to perform security assignments. It focuses on the offensive side of security and leverages exploit modules.

Project details

Metasploit Framework is written in Ruby.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 400 contributors
  • + More than 9000 stars
  • + Many maintainers
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Supported by a large company
  • + Well-known tool

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment
    • Vulnerability scanning

    Metasploit Framework review

    64

    fsociety

    Introduction

    The fsociety toolkit is a penetration framework containing other security tools. The project states that is includes all the tools that are used in the Mr. Robot tv series.

    Project details

    fsociety is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 10 contributors
    • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - Full name of author is unknown

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment

    fsociety review

    64

    Dockerscan

    Introduction

    Dockerscan is a Docker toolkit for security analysis which includes attacking tools. It is more focused on side of the offensive than defensive.

    Project details

    Dockerscan is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 500 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Information gathering
      • Security assessment
      • Vulnerability scanning

      Dockerscan review

      64

      Pyersinia

      Introduction

      Pyersinia is a tool like Yersinia and can perform network attacks such as spoofing ARP, DHCP DoS , STP DoS, and more. It is written in Python and uses Scapy.

      Project details

      Pyersinia is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Network analysis
        • Penetration testing
        • Security assessment

        Pyersinia review

        64

        RouterSploit

        Introduction

        RouterSploit is a framework to exploit embedded devices such as cameras and routers. It can be used during penetration testing to test the security of a wide variety of devices. RouterSploit comes with several modules to scan and exploit the devices. The tool helps in all steps, like from credential testing to deploying a payload to perform an exploitation attempt.

        Project details

        RouterSploit is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 50 contributors
        • + More than 6000 GitHub stars
        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Penetration testing
          • Self-assessment
          • Software testing
          • Vulnerability scanning

          RouterSploit review

          60

          evilredis

          Introduction

          Evilredis tool is an offensive security program for pentesting Redis databases. It can scan the target and perform different actions, like shutting down a Redis instance.

          Project details

          evilredis is written in Node.js.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Security assessment
            • Vulnerability scanning

            evilredis review

            100

            BetterCAP

            Introduction

            BetterCAP is often used by those who perform penetration testing and security assessments. This tool and framework is in particular useful for attempting man-in-the-middle attacks (MitM).

            Project details

            BetterCAP is written in Golang.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 25 contributors
            • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Bypassing security measures
              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment

              BetterCAP review

              60

              Bowcaster

              Introduction

              Bowcaster is a framework to create exploits. It is written in Python and comes with a set of tool and modules to help exploit development.

              Project details

              Bowcaster is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

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

              Typical usage

              • Exploit development
              • Penetration testing

              Bowcaster review

              60

              Kitty

              Introduction

              Kitty is a framework for those who want to do fuzzing unusual targets, like proprietary protocols. Although Kitty itself is not a fuzzing tool, it allows one to build a fuzzing tool.

              Project details

              Kitty is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Application fuzzing

                Kitty review

                60

                Malice

                Introduction

                Malice is a malware analysis that wants to provide a free and open source version of VirusTotal. The goal of Malice is to make it usable by both independent researchers up to fortune 500 companies.

                Malice is useful for those that do malware analysis or deal with user-generated files that may contain malware. The framework allows scanning files and directories to see if they are infected.

                Project details

                Malice is written in Golang.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + More than 500 GitHub stars
                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Malware analysis
                  • Malware detection
                  • Malware research
                  • Malware scanning

                  Malice review

                  78

                  Pocsuite

                  Introduction

                  Pocsuite is a remote vulnerability testing and development framework. It can be used by penetration testers and vulnerability researchers.

                  Project details

                  Pocsuite 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

                    • Vulnerability development
                    • Vulnerability testing

                    Pocsuite review

                    70

                    Viper

                    Introduction

                    Viper organizes the malware samples and exploits you found over time. It calls itself "Metasploit for malware researchers". Viper has a terminal interface to store, search and analyze files. As it is a framework, is also allows you to create your plugins.

                    Project details

                    60

                    APT2 (apt2)

                    Introduction

                    APT2 stands for Automated Penetration Testing Toolkit.

                    APT2 performs a scan with Nmap or can import the results of a scan from Nexpose or Nessus. The processed results will be used in the second phase. This phase launches exploit and enumeration modules. It helps pentesters to automate assessments and tasks.

                    Suggested components to have installed: convert, dirb, hydra, java, john, ldapsearch, msfconsole, nmap, nmblookup, phantomjs, responder, rpcclient, secretsdump.py, smbclient, snmpwalk, sslscan, xwd

                    Project details

                    APT2 is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Penetration testing
                      • Security assessment

                      APT2 review

                      70

                      BeEF

                      Introduction

                      BeEF is used by penetration testers to assess the security of a system by leveraging the web browser. This makes the tool different to many other tools, as it ignores the security on network or system level. It uses command modules from within the web browser to perform requested attacks against the system.

                      Project details

                      100

                      Faraday

                      Introduction

                      Faraday helps teams to collaborate when working on penetration tests or vulnerability management. It stores related security information in one place, which can be easily tracked and tested by other colleagues.

                      Project details

                      Faraday is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

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

                        Typical usage

                        • Collaboration
                        • Penetration testing
                        • Security assessment
                        • Vulnerability scanning

                        Faraday review

                        60

                        InstaRecon

                        Introduction

                        InstaRecon is a security tool that can help with the reconnaissance phase of a penetration test. It can collect a number of data points with limited input.

                        Project details

                        InstaRecon is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Penetration testing
                          • Reconnaissance

                          InstaRecon review

                          100

                          PTF (The PenTesters Framework)

                          Introduction

                          PTF or the PenTesters Framework is a Python script to keep your penetration testing toolkit up-to-date. It is designed for distributions running Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, or related clones. PTF will do the retrieval, compilation, and installation of the tools that you use. As it is a modular framework, you can use many of the common pentesting tools or add your own tools.

                          Project details

                          PTF is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + More than 50 contributors
                          • + Tool is easy to use
                          • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Penetration testing
                            • Security assessment
                            • Software management
                            • Software testing

                            PTF 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

                            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

                            TheDoc

                            Introduction

                            TheDoc is a tool written in shell-script to automate the usage of sqlmap. It comes with a built-in admin finder and hash cracker, using the Hashcat tool.

                            Project details

                            TheDoc is written in shell script.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + Used language is shell script
                            • + Very low number of dependencies
                            • + The source code of this software is available
                            • - Full name of author is unknown
                            • - Unknown project license

                            Typical usage

                            • Penetration testing

                            TheDoc review

                            64

                            WarBerryPi

                            Introduction

                            WarBerryPi is a toolkit to provide a hardware implant during Physical penetration testing or red teaming. The primary goal of the tool is to obtain as much information as possible, in a short period of time. The secondary goal is to be stealthy to avoid detection. As the name implies, the tool can be used on a small device like a RaspberryPi.

                            Another use-case of WarBerryPi is to be an entry point to the network. In that case, a 3G connection is suggested, to avoid the outgoing network filtering (egress rules).

                            Project details

                            WarBerryPi is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                            • + The source code of this software is available
                            • - Minimal or no documentation available
                            • - No releases on GitHub available

                            Typical usage

                            • Information gathering
                            • Information snooping
                            • Penetration testing
                            • Red teaming

                            WarBerryPi 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

                            56

                            p0f

                            Introduction

                            This tool is a great addition to nmap, especially if that reveals not reliable data or none at all. Due to the passive way of working, it won't be detected nor influences any connection.

                            - Version 3 of p0f is a full rewrite
                            - The idea for p0f dates back to June 10, 2000
                            - Tool can run in foreground or as a daemon process

                            Common uses for p0f include reconnaissance during penetration tests; routine network monitoring; detection of unauthorized network interconnects in corporate environments; providing signals for abuse-prevention tools; and miscellaneous forensics.

                            Project details

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + Project is mature (10+ years)
                            • + The source code of this software is available
                            • + Well-known tool

                              p0f review

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