ssldump alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace ssldump? During the review of ssldump 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. sslcaudit (auditing tool for SSL/TLS clients)
  2. Chiron (IPv6 security assessment framework)
  3. pysap (SAP network protocol package generator)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to ssldump.

Alternatives (by score)

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sslcaudit

Introduction

Sslcaudit is a tool that focuses on the niche of testing SSL/TLS clients.

Project details

sslcaudit is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Security assessment
    • Software testing

    sslcaudit review

    60

    Chiron

    Introduction

    Chiron is a security assessment framework for IPv6. It provides several modules including an IPv6 scanner, IPv6 Local Link, IPv4-to-IPv6 proxy, IPv6 attack module, and IPv6 proxy. These modules help to perform an assessment, like a penetration test.

    The tool uses IPv6 extension headers to create a headers chain. This may allow evading security devices like IDS, IPS, and firewalls. Due to the flexibility of the framework, the tool can also be used to perform fuzzing of the IPv6 stack of a device.

    Project details

    Chiron is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - No releases on GitHub available

    Typical usage

    • Network analysis
    • Network scanning
    • Network security monitoring

    Chiron review

    85

    pysap

    Introduction

    This Python library can be used to craft and send packets using SAP's NI, Message Server, Router, RFC, SNC, Enqueue, and Diag protocols. It is a useful toolkit for those who want to do security assessments in environments that use SAP solutions.

    Project details

    pysap is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      pysap review

      74

      Certificate Transparency

      Introduction

      HTTPS connections use cryptographic functions to provide confidentiality and integrity. It can provide features like domain validation, end-to-end encryption, and a trust chain from certificate authorities down to the end-user. Any flaws can endanger these goals, like the impersonation of a system, man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks, and website spoofing. This project helps to find flaws and improve the overall security of our internet.

      Project details

      64

      cipherscan

      Introduction

      The tool is of great assistance to quickly perform a security audit and may be used during penetrating testing, or guiding system administrator for system hardening.

      Project details

      cipherscan is written in Python, shell script.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + Screen output is colored
      • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
      • + Very low number of dependencies
      • + Supported by a large company

        Typical usage

        • Information gathering
        • Security assessment
        • System hardening
        • Web application analysis

        cipherscan review

        60

        clinker

        Introduction

        Clinker is a tool to test SSL and TLS security for Firefox. It is an addon that shows the used cipher suites, certificates, and shows related security information of the connection itself.

        Requirements: Firefox

        Project details

        64

        Lemur

        Introduction

        With Lemur you can provide a central portal for developers and administrators to issue TLS certificates with predefined defaults.

        Lemur works on CPython 3.5 and uses the Flask framework. Another component it uses is cryptography to handle the creation of the certificates.

        Netflix develops on macOS and deploys on Ubuntu servers.

        Project details

        Lemur is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 500 GitHub stars
        • + The source code of this software is available
        • + Supported by a large company

          Typical usage

          • Certificate management

          Lemur review

          56

          MassBleed

          Introduction

          MassBleed is a SSL vulnerability scanner to check for several known vulnerabilities and attacks like DROWN, POODLE, and ShellShock.

          Project details

          MassBleed is written in Perl, Python, shell script.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available
          • - Full name of author is unknown
          • - Unknown project license

          Typical usage

          • Application security
          • Web application analysis

          MassBleed review

          78

          mitmproxy (mitmproxy)

          Introduction

          The mitmproxy tool allows to intercept, inspect, modify, and replay traffic flows. It may be used for pentesting, troubleshooting, or learning about SSL/TLS.

          Project details

          mitmproxy is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 200 contributors
          • + More than 10000 GitHub stars
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Network analysis
            • Penetration testing
            • Security assessment

            mitmproxy review

            74

            OpenSSL

            Introduction

            This popular toolkit is used by many systems. It provides options like encryption and hashing of data, integrity testing, and digital certificates and signatures. Many software applications use the toolkit to provide support for these functions. OpenSSL also has a client utility that can be used on the command line to test, decrypt and encrypt data, and create certificates.

            Project details

            OpenSSL is written in C.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available
            • + Well-known library
            • - Major vulnerabilities in the past

            Typical usage

            • Certificate management
            • Data encryption

            OpenSSL review

            81

            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

              60

              pshtt

              Introduction

              Pshtt was developed to push organizations, including government departments, to adopt HTTPS across the enterprise.

              Project details

              pshtt is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                Typical usage

                • Security assessment
                • Web application analysis

                pshtt review

                63

                SSLMap

                Introduction

                SSLMap uses its own SSL engine to avoid any dependencies or limitations with pre-installed libraries.

                Project details

                96

                SSLsplit

                Introduction

                SSLsplit is a tool for man-in-the-middle attacks against SSL/TLS encrypted network connections. Connections are transparently intercepted through a network address translation engine and redirected to SSLsplit. SSLsplit terminates SSL/TLS and initiates a new SSL/TLS connection to the original destination address, while logging all data transmitted. SSLsplit is intended to be useful for network forensics and penetration testing.

                SSLsplit supports plain TCP, plain SSL, HTTP and HTTPS connections over both IPv4 and IPv6. For SSL and HTTPS connections, SSLsplit generates and signs forged X509v3 certificates on-the-fly, based on the original server certificate subject DN and subjectAltName extension. SSLsplit fully supports Server Name Indication (SNI) and is able to work with RSA, DSA and ECDSA keys and DHE and ECDHE cipher suites. Depending on the version of OpenSSL, SSLsplit supports SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2, and optionally SSL 2.0 as well. SSLsplit can also use existing certificates of which the private key is available, instead of generating forged ones. SSLsplit supports NULL-prefix CN certificates and can deny OCSP requests in a generic way. For HTTP and HTTPS connections, SSLsplit removes response headers for HPKP in order to prevent public key pinning, for HSTS to allow the user to accept untrusted certificates, and Alternate Protocols to prevent switching to QUIC/SPDY. As an experimental feature, SSLsplit supports STARTTLS mechanisms in a generic manner.

                Project details

                SSLsplit is written in C.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Learning
                  • Network analysis
                  • Penetration testing
                  • Security assessment

                  SSLsplit review

                  84

                  SSLyze

                  Introduction

                  SSLyze provides a library for scanning services that use SSL/TLS for encrypted communications. It can be used to test their implementation.

                  Project details

                  89

                  testssl.sh

                  Introduction

                  Key features of testssl.sh include:

                  • Clear output: you can tell easily whether anything is good or bad
                  • Ease of installation: It works for Linux, Darwin, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MSYS2/Cygwin out of the box: no need to install or configure something, no gems, CPAN, pip or the like.
                  • Flexibility: You can test any SSL/TLS enabled and STARTTLS service, not only webservers at port 443
                  • Toolbox: Several command line options help you to run YOUR test and configure YOUR output
                  • Reliability: features are tested thoroughly
                  • Verbosity: If a particular check cannot be performed because of a missing capability on your client side, you'll get a warning
                  • Privacy: It's only you who sees the result, not a third party
                  • Freedom: It's 100% open source. You can look at the code, see what's going on and you can change it.

                  Project details

                  testssl.sh is written in shell script.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + Used language is shell script
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Application testing
                    • Configuration audit

                    testssl.sh 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

                      72

                      THC IPv6 Attack Toolkit (thc-ipv6)

                      Introduction

                      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 and weaknesses

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

                        Typical usage

                        • Network analysis
                        • Penetration testing
                        • Security assessment

                        THC IPv6 Attack Toolkit review

                        64

                        A2SV

                        Introduction

                        A2SV is short for Auto Scanning to SSL Vulnerability, a security tool to scan for SSL and TLS vulnerabilities. It can be used during security assessments.

                        Project details

                        A2SV is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available
                        • - Full name of author is unknown

                        Typical usage

                        • Vulnerability scanning
                        • Vulnerability testing

                        A2SV review

                        70

                        sslh

                        Introduction

                        A typical use case for multiplexing is to allow serving several services on one port. Port 443 is commonly used, as that is typically opened on firewalls to allow HTTPS traffic. By multiplexing it, you can also use SSH or other services on the same port.

                        Project details

                        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

                          ZGrab

                          Introduction

                          ZGrab is a stateful application-layer scanner. It works together with ZMap and is also part of the ZMap project. ZGrab is written in Go and supports multiple protocols, including:

                          • BACNET
                          • HTTP
                          • HTTPS
                          • FTP
                          • IMAP
                          • POP3
                          • Modbus
                          • Siemens S7
                          • SMTP
                          • SSH
                          • Telnet
                          • Tridium Fox

                          Project details

                          ZGrab is written in Golang.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Penetration testing
                            • Security assessment
                            • Vulnerability scanning

                            ZGrab review

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