Pyersinia alternatives

Looking for a better tool, or simply want to learn about alternatives? There is typically more than one option.

Alternatives (by tag)

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Alternative: IVRE

IVRE is a framework to perform reconnaissance for network traffic. It leverages other tools to pull in the data and show it in the web interface.

Project details

IVRE is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - More than 10 contributors
  • - More than 500 GitHub stars

Typical usage

  • digital forensics
  • information gathering
  • intrusion detection
  • network analysis

IVRE project page

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Alternative: Wireshark

Wireshark is the well-known network protocol analyzer. It allows you to see what is happening on the network and zoom into the details of the network protocols.

Wireshark is a mature project with many users all over the world. Its library is stable and can be used by both graphical as text-based interfaces. With many books and even conferences around the subject, this tool is a safe bet to have in your toolbox.

Project details

Wireshark is written in C.

Strengths

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

Typical usage

  • network analysis
  • network traffic analysis
  • security assessment
  • troubleshooting

Wireshark project page

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Alternative: Dockerscan

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

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

Typical usage

  • information gathering
  • security assessment
  • vulnerability scanning

Dockerscan project page

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Alternative: evilredis

The evilredis tool is an offensive security program for pentesting Redis databases. It can scan the target and perform different actions on it.

Project details

evilredis is written in Node.js.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • security assessment
  • vulnerability scanning

evilredis project page

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Alternative: Metasploit Framework

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

  • + 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 test
  • security assessment
  • vulnerability scanning

Metasploit Framework project page

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Alternative: OWTF (Offensive Web Testing Framework)

The OWTF project (Offensive Web Testing Framework) unites tools for penetrating testing. Most parts are written in Python.

OWTF is short for Offensive Web Testing Framework and it is one of the many OWASP projects to improve security.

Project details

OWTF is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • security assessment

OWTF project page

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Alternative: RouterSploit

RouterSploit is a framework to test exploitation of embedded devices. It can be used as part of penetrating testing assignments or security assessments.

Project details

RouterSploit is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • self-assessment
  • software testing
  • vulnerability scanning

RouterSploit project page

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Alternative: THC IPv6 Attack Toolkit (thc-ipv6)

THC IPv6 attack toolkit a set of utilities. It can be used for penetrating testing and security assessments of correct network implementations.

Tools:
- parasite6: ICMPv6 neighbor solitication/advertisement spoofer, puts you as man-in-the-middle, same as ARP MitM (and parasite)
- alive6: an effective alive scanng, which will detect all systems listening to this address
- dnsdict6: parallel DNS IPv6 dictionary brute-forcer
- fake_router6: announce yourself as a router on the network, with the highest priority
- redir6: redirect traffic to you intelligently (man-in-the-middle) with a clever ICMPv6 redirect spoofer
- toobig6: mtu decreaser with the same intelligence as redir6
- detect-new-ip6: detect new IPv6 devices which join the network, you can run a script to automatically scan these systems etc.
- dos-new-ip6: detect new IPv6 devices and tell them that their chosen IP collides on the network (DOS).
- trace6: very fast traceroute6 with supports ICMP6 echo request and TCP-SYN
- flood_router6: flood a target with random router advertisements
- flood_advertise6: flood a target with random neighbor advertisements
- fuzz_ip6: fuzzer for IPv6
- implementation6: performs various implementation checks on IPv6
- implementation6d: listen daemon for implementation6 to check behind a firewall
- fake_mld6: announce yourself in a multicast group of your choice on the net
- fake_mld26: same but for MLDv2
- fake_mldrouter6: fake MLD router messages
- fake_mipv6: steal a mobile IP to yours if IPSEC is not needed for authentication
- fake_advertiser6: announce yourself on the network
- smurf6: local smurfer
- rsmurf6: remote smurfer, known to work only against Linux targets at the moment
- exploit6: known IPv6 vulnerabilities to test against a target
- denial6: a collection of denial-of-service tests against a target
- thcping6: sends a handcrafted ping6 packet
- sendpees6: a tool by willdamn@gmail.com, which generates a neighbor solicitation requests with a lot of CGAs (crypto) to keep the CPU busy.

Project details

THC IPv6 Attack Toolkit is written in C.

Strengths

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

Typical usage

  • network analysis
  • penetration test
  • security assessment

THC IPv6 Attack Toolkit project page