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

      74

      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

        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

        97

        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

          SSLMap

          Introduction

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

          Project details

          64

          Damn Small FI Scanner (DSFS)

          Introduction

          None

          Project details

          Damn Small FI Scanner is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Security assessment
            • Vulnerability scanning

            Damn Small FI Scanner review

            60

            Plecost

            Introduction

            Plecost is a security tool to fingerprint WordPress installations and find available vulnerabilities.

            Project details

            Plecost is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + Screen output is colored
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Web application analysis

              Plecost review

              60

              changeme

              Introduction

              Supported protocols:

              • HTTP/HTTPS
              • MSSQL
              • MySQL
              • PostgreSQL
              • SSH
              • SSH with key

              Project details

              changeme is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Password strength testing
                • Security assessment

                changeme review

                60

                exitmap

                Introduction

                A tool like exitmap might be useful to monitor the reliability and trustworthiness of Tor exit relays. The Tor Project actually uses exitmap to check for false negatives and find malicious exit relays. These are related to the check service page of the project.

                Project details

                60

                ssh_scan

                Introduction

                This tool is light on its dependencies, as it only uses Ruby and BinData. The scanner is simple to use, as it is limited in the number of parameters and options. There is also the ability to show the results on the screen or export the data to a JSON file. The latter is great if you want to do further processing of the details, or simply store them for later comparison.

                Project details

                ssh_scan is written in Ruby.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + More than 10 contributors
                • + Many releases available
                • + The source code of this software is available
                • + Supported by a large company

                  Typical usage

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

                  ssh_scan 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

                    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

                    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

                      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

                        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

                        100

                        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

                          85

                          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

                            52

                            ssldump

                            Introduction

                            ssldump is protocol analyzer for SSLv3/TLS network traffic. It identifies TCP connections on the chosen network interface and tries to interpret it.

                            Project details

                            Strengths and weaknesses

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

                            Typical usage

                            • Network analysis

                            ssldump 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

                              60

                              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

                                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

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