testssl.sh alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace testssl.sh? During the review of testssl.sh 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. cipherscan (TLS/SSL cipher scanner)
  2. sslcaudit (auditing tool for SSL/TLS clients)
  3. A2SV (SSL vulnerability scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to testssl.sh.

Alternatives (by score)

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

    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

      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

      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

        93

        Lynis

        Introduction

        Lynis is an open-source security auditing tool that is available since 2007 and created by Michael Boelen. Its primary goal is to evaluate the security defenses of systems running Linux or other flavors of Unix. It provides suggestions to install, configure, or correct any security measures.

        Project details

        Lynis is written in shell script.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code is easy to read and understand
        • + More than 100 contributors
        • + More than 8000 GitHub stars
        • + Tool is easy to use
        • + Available as package (simplified installation)
        • + Commercial support available
        • + Used language is shell script
        • + Very low number of dependencies
        • + Project is mature (10+ years)
        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • IT audit
          • Penetration testing
          • Security assessment
          • System hardening
          • Vulnerability scanning

          Lynis review

          72

          OpenSCAP

          Introduction

          The OpenSCAP project provides a wide variety of hardening guides, configuration baselines, and tools to test for vulnerabilities and configuration issues. It uses SCAP as the protocol to store the underlying data.

          Project details

          OpenSCAP is written in C.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 25 contributors
          • + The source code of this software is available
          • + Supported by a large company

            Typical usage

            • Security assessment
            • Vulnerability scanning

            OpenSCAP review

            68

            Cloud Security Suite (CS Suite)

            Introduction

            Cloud Security Suite (CS Suite) is a security toolkit that allows scanning Amazon, Google, and Azure cloud platforms. It leverages tools like Lynis, Prowler, and Scout2 to collect all information. The promise of the tool is to simplify the installation of the tools, their configuration, and the data collection.

            Project details

            Cloud Security Suite is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

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

            Typical usage

            • IT audit
            • Configuration audit
            • Penetration testing
            • System hardening

            Cloud Security Suite review

            74

            CloudSploit scans

            Introduction

            CloudSploit scans is an open source software project to test security risks related to an AWS account. It runs tests against your Amazon account and aims to discover any potential misconfigured setting or other risks.

            Project details

            CloudSploit scans is written in Node.js.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 10 contributors
            • + More than 500 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available
            • - No releases on GitHub available

            Typical usage

            • IT audit
            • Configuration audit
            • Security assessment

            CloudSploit scans review

            85

            Kube-Bench

            Introduction

            Tools like Kube-Bench help with quickly checking configuration weaknesses or discovering bad defaults.

            Project details

            Kube-Bench is written in Golang.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Kube-Bench review

              64

              LUNAR

              Introduction

              LUNAR is short for Lockdown UNix Auditing and Reporting and runs on the system itself.

              Project details

              LUNAR is written in shell script.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Security assessment
                • Self-assessment
                • System hardening

                LUNAR review

                85

                Prowler

                Introduction

                Prowler is a security tool to check systems on AWS against the related CIS benchmark. This benchmark provides a set of best practices for AWS. The primary usage for this tool is system hardening and compliance checking.

                Project details

                Prowler is written in shell script.

                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                  Typical usage

                  • Compliance testing
                  • Security assessment
                  • System hardening

                  Prowler review

                  60

                  SSHsec

                  Introduction

                  SSHsec scans a system running the SSH protocol and retrieves its configuration, host keys, and Diffie-Hellman groups.

                  Project details

                  SSHsec is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Information gathering
                    • Penetration testing
                    • Security assessment

                    SSHsec review

                    60

                    VHostScan

                    Introduction

                    Tools like VHostScan are powerful to perform reconnaissance and discover configuration defaults. This can be useful during penetration tests or security testing, to see if a system has been stripped from default pages. If not, this tool might discover them and provide valuable information about the system.

                    Project details

                    VHostScan is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Penetration testing
                      • Reconnaissance

                      VHostScan review

                      64

                      Zeus

                      Introduction

                      Zeus is a tool to perform a quick security scan of an AWS environment. It helps to find missing security controls, so additional system hardening measures can be applied to systems.

                      Project details

                      Zeus is written in shell script.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + Used language is shell script
                      • + The source code of this software is available
                      • - No releases on GitHub available

                      Typical usage

                      • Configuration audit
                      • Security assessment
                      • Self-assessment
                      • System hardening

                      Zeus review

                      60

                      iniscan

                      Introduction

                      Iniscan scans a given php.ini file and tests it against security best practices. It reports back the results by showing a Pass or Fail for each related test. As it is a command-line utility, it can be used in automated testing.

                      Project details

                      iniscan is written in PHP.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + More than 25 contributors
                      • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Configuration audit
                        • Security assessment

                        iniscan review

                        60

                        orthrus

                        Introduction

                        Orthrus is a security framework and auditing tool. It allows monitoring and analyzing security configurations across multiple environments.

                        Project details

                        orthrus is written in Golang.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available
                        • - Project is in early phase and may be unstable

                        Typical usage

                        • Security assessment
                        • Self-assessment
                        • System hardening
                        • Vulnerability scanning

                        orthrus review

                        60

                        otseca

                        Introduction

                        Tools like otseca help with data collection. This could be useful for system administrators to collect data on a regular interval. This data then can be compared with a future data capture. Another possibility is to use it during pentesting. In that case one should have already obtained root access, as the tool requires this as well.

                        Project details

                        otseca is written in shell script.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                        • + Tool is modular and extendable
                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Configuration audit
                          • Penetration testing
                          • Security assessment

                          otseca review

                          60

                          sysechk (System Security Checker)

                          Introduction

                          System Security Checker, or sysechk, is a tool to perform a system audit against a set of best practices. It uses a modular approach to test the system.

                          Project details

                          sysechk is written in shell script.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

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

                            Typical usage

                            • IT audit
                            • System hardening

                            sysechk review

                            97

                            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

                            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

                            72

                            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

                              56

                              AESKeyFinder

                              Introduction

                              AESKeyFinder uses various algorithms to perform entropy tests and filter out blocks that are not AES keys. The remaining blocks are then displayed as possible AES keys.

                              Project details

                              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                              Typical usage

                              • Data extraction

                              AESKeyFinder review

                              89

                              git-crypt

                              Introduction

                              This tools allows you to store your secrets (such as keys or passwords) in the same repository as your code.

                              Project details

                              git-crypt is written in C++.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + More than 10 contributors
                              • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Data encryption

                                git-crypt review

                                74

                                pick

                                Introduction

                                Tools like pick are used to store passwords and secrets safely.

                                Project details

                                pick is written in Golang.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + Very low number of dependencies
                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Data security
                                  • Secure storage

                                  pick review

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