otseca: Open source security auditing tool

Open source security auditing tool to search and dump system configuration.

Otseca is an open source security auditing tool to search and dump system configuration. It allows you to generate reports in HTML or RAW-HTML formats.

The basic goal is to get as much information about the scanned system as possible for later analysis. Otseca contains many predefined commands, however, nothing prevents you from creating your own according to your needs. In addition, it automates the entire information gathering process.

After the scan finishes, a report is generated to examine specific nooks of the system.

The main goal

The main assumption of creating this tool was easier and faster delivery of commands sets to be performed on customer environments. As a result of such a scan, I wanted to get the most useful information about system components that will be subjected to penetration tests and audits at a later time.

For Whom

Otseca facilitates the collection of much important information about a given system.

It is useful for:

☑️ system administrators
☑️ security researchers
☑️ security professionals
☑️ pentesters
☑️ hackers

How it works


Otseca divides his work into tasks. Each set of tasks perform defined commands (eg. from the file etc/otseca.conf). By default, six tasks are available: systemkernelpermissionsservicesnetworkdistro and external.

By default, all tasks are performed but you can specify them with the –tasks parameter giving one or many tasks as an argument. For example:

otseca --ignore-failed --tasks system,kernel


They are actual commands executed from the configuration file grouped into tasks.

Here is an example of a network task containing several built-in commands:


  "_exec hostname -f" \
  "_exec ifconfig -a" \
  "_exec iwconfig" \
  "_exec netstat -tunap" \
  "_exec netstat -rn" \
  "_exec iptables -nL -v" \
  "_exec iptables -nL -v -t nat" \
  "_exec iptables -S" \
  "_exec lsof -ni" \




Submodules are built-in functions that perform the commands described above. Here is submodules list:

  • _exec – init standard commands, eg. _exec ls -l /etc/rsyslog.conf
  • _grep – is responsible for searching for strings in files, eg. _grep max_log_file /etc/audit/auditd.conf
  • _stat – collects information about files, eg. _stat /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  • _sysctl – compares the values of the kernel parameters, eg. _sysctl fs.suid_dumpable 1
  • _systemctl – checks the operation of services, eg. _systemctl httpd

Output states

Otseca supports three output (response) states:

  • DONE – informs that the command was executed correctly, most often it says that you did not find what you are looking for which is good information. The report is marked in green:
    • from console output:


    • from report output:


  • WARN – informs that the command was not executed correctly (syntax error, no command, file not found etc.). The report is marked in yellow:
    • from console output:


    • from report output:


  • TRUE – informs that the command was executed correctly and found what we were looking for, e.g. too wide permissions for the file /etc/sudoers. The report is marked in red:
    • from console output:


    • from report output:



# Clone this repository
git clone https://github.com/trimstray/otseca

# Go into the repository
cd otseca

# Install
./setup.sh install

# Run the app
otseca --ignore-failed --tasks system,network --output /tmp/report



    otseca <option|long-option>

    otseca --help
    otseca --format html
    otseca --format html --ignore-failed
    otseca --format raw-html --tasks system,network

        --help                      show this message
     -f|--format <key>              set output format (key: html/raw-html)
     -t|--tasks <key>               set specific task to do
                                    (key: system, kernel, permissions, services, network, distro, external)
     -o|--output <path>             set path to output directory report
        --show-errors               show stderr to output
        --ignore-failed             do not exit with nonzero on commands failed


Copyright (C) 2018 trimstray

Source: https://github.com/trimstray/