RootHelper alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace RootHelper? During the review of RootHelper 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. LinEnum (enumeration and privilege escalation)
  2. altdns (subdomain discovery tool)
  3. detectem (software enumeration)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to RootHelper.

Alternatives (by score)

74

LinEnum

Introduction

LinEnum is one of the tools that can help with automating penetration tests. It performs a discovery on the environment it runs in and tries finding weaknesses to allow privilege escalation.

Project details

LinEnum is written in shell script.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Privilege escalation
    • System enumeration

    LinEnum 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

                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

                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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