wafw00f alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace wafw00f? During the review of wafw00f 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. WhatWaf (WAF detection)
  2. WAFPASS (web application firewall testing)
  3. XSStrike (XSS detection and exploitation suite)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to wafw00f.

Alternatives (by score)

60

WhatWaf

Introduction

WhatWaf can be helpful during security assessments to learn if a web application is protected by a WAF. If so, the bypass and avoidance techniques may help to further test or exploit the related web application.

Project details

WhatWaf is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

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

Typical usage

  • WAF bypassing
  • Application discovery
  • Application fingerprinting
  • Software identification
  • Web application analysis

WhatWaf review

64

WAFPASS

Introduction

WAFPASS is a security tool to perform a security scan of a web application firewall (WAF). It tries to bypass the security defenses, to evaluate its effectiveness.

Project details

WAFPASS is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • WAF bypassing
    • Application testing
    • Software testing

    WAFPASS review

    60

    XSStrike

    Introduction

    XSStrike is an XSS detection suite with the goal to reduce the false positives to zero. It can achieve this with its own fuzzing engine. The tool also allows generating custom payloads, which is rare within this line of tools.

    Project details

    XSStrike is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 5000 GitHub stars
    • + Very low number of dependencies
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Application fuzzing
      • Web application analysis

      XSStrike 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

        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

              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

                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

                    60

                    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

                      52

                      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

                      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

                        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

                          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

                            85

                            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

                              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

                              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

                                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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      70

                                      YASAT

                                      Introduction

                                      The YASAT tool performs a system scan to detect configuration issues and possible improvements for hardening the system. Typically you would use this on new and existing systems.

                                      Project details

                                      YASAT is written in shell script.

                                      Strengths and weaknesses

                                      • + Used language is shell script
                                      • - No updates for a while

                                      Typical usage

                                      • IT audit
                                      • Configuration audit
                                      • Security assessment

                                      YASAT review

                                      56

                                      p0f

                                      Introduction

                                      This tool is a great addition to nmap, especially if that reveals not reliable data or none at all. Due to the passive way of working, it won't be detected nor influences any connection.

                                      - Version 3 of p0f is a full rewrite
                                      - The idea for p0f dates back to June 10, 2000
                                      - Tool can run in foreground or as a daemon process

                                      Common uses for p0f include reconnaissance during penetration tests; routine network monitoring; detection of unauthorized network interconnects in corporate environments; providing signals for abuse-prevention tools; and miscellaneous forensics.

                                      Project details

                                      Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                        p0f review

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