tlsenum alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace tlsenum? During the review of tlsenum 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. testssl.sh (TLS/SSL configuration scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to tlsenum.

Alternatives (by score)

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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

      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

        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

        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

          85

          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

          63

          SSLMap

          Introduction

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

          Project details

          78

          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

            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

            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

              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

                      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

                        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

                        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

                          64

                          RootHelper

                          Introduction

                          RootHelper is a small script to retrieve several enumeration and privilege escalation tools. It can be used during penetration testing.

                          Project details

                          RootHelper is written in shell script.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

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

                            Typical usage

                            • Penetration testing
                            • Privilege escalation
                            • Security assessment

                            RootHelper review

                            85

                            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

                              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

                                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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