Exploit development tools
Popular exploit development tools
Bowcaster (exploit development framework)
exploit development, penetration testing
Bowcaster is a framework to create exploits. It is written in Python and comes with a set of tool and modules to help exploit development.
Halcyon IDE (development interface for Nmap NSE scripts)
exploit development, penetration testing, security awareness
Halcyon IDE provides an interface to develop Nmap scripts (NSE). These scripts can be used to extend the functionality of Nmap and perform more advanced scans on applications and infrastructures. By using an IDE, the development of NSE scripts can be simplified.
PEDA (Python Exploit Development Assistance for GDB)
debugging, exploit development, reverse engineering
PEDA is an extension for GDB (GNU DeBugger) to help with the development of exploit code. It can be used by reverse engineers and pentesters.
ShellPop (toolkit for popping shells)
During a penetration test, you might have an opportunity to gain shell access to a system. This tool helps with crafting the required type of reverse or bind shell for the task. PopShell also helps with encoding, staging, or switching between different protocols.
radare2 (reverse engineering tool and binary analysis)
digital forensics, reverse engineering, software exploitation, troubleshooting
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