SubOver alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace SubOver? During the review of SubOver 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. altdns (subdomain discovery tool)
  2. domain (setup script for Recon-ng and altdns)
  3. SubFinder (subdomain scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to SubOver.

Alternatives (by score)

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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

    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

    60

    SubFinder

    Introduction

    SubFinder is a tool to scan domains and discover subdomains. This may be useful during the reconnaissance phase of penetration testing where information is collected. Some subdomains may reveal sensitive data or point to interesting targets such as a backup location.

    Project details

    SubFinder is written in Golang.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + Tool is modular and extendable
    • + More than 500 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Discovery of sensitive information
      • Information gathering
      • Penetration testing
      • Reconnaissance
      • Security assessment

      SubFinder review

      84

      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

        52

        subDomainsBrute

        Introduction

        The subDomainsBrute tool is one of the tools to perform a scan on a domain to discover subdomains and store the output.

        Project details

        subDomainsBrute is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 500 GitHub stars
        • - Full name of author is unknown
        • - Unknown project license

        subDomainsBrute review

        64

        Th3inspector

        Introduction

        This tool can be called a true 'inspector tool' as it helps to discover many types of data.

        • Website information
        • Domain and subdomain information
        • Mail server information and email
        • Phone details
        • IP addresses
        • Detection of used CMS

        Project details

        Th3inspector is written in Perl.

        Strengths and weaknesses

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

        Typical usage

        • Discovery of sensitive information
        • Information gathering

        Th3inspector 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

          80

          OSINT-SPY

          Introduction

          OSINT-SPY is a modular tool to query information on different subjects like an IP address, domain, email address, or even Bitcoin address. This tool can be valuable during the reconnaissance phase of a penetration test. It can be used also for defenses purpose, like learning what information is publically available about your organization and its assets.

          Project details

          OSINT-SPY is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code is easy to read and understand
          • + The source code of this software is available
          • - No releases on GitHub available

          Typical usage

          • Information gathering
          • Penetration testing
          • Reconnaissance

          OSINT-SPY review

          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

            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

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