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. WhatWeb (website analyzer and fingerprinting tool)
  3. WAFPASS (web application firewall testing)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to wafw00f.

Alternatives (by score)

64

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

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

WhatWaf 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

    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

      • Application testing
      • Software testing
      • WAF bypassing

      WAFPASS review

      84

      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

        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

          85

          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

            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

                      89

                      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

                              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

                              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

                                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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        • Configuration audit
                                        • IT audit
                                        • Security assessment

                                        YASAT review

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