arch-audit alternatives

Looking for a better tool, or simply want to learn about alternatives? There is typically more than one option.

Alternatives (by tag)

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Alternative: Arachni

Web Application Security Scanner aimed towards helping users evaluate the security of web applications

Arachni is framework written in Ruby with focus on evaluating the security of web applications. Typical users include security professionals and system administrators.

The tooling is free and open source. Besides Linux, it also runs on macOS and Microsoft Windows.

Project details

Arachni is written in Ruby.

Strengths

  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • security assessment
  • web application analysis

Arachni project page

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Alternative: Glastopf

Glastopf is a honeypot for web applications. It is written in Python and collects all kind of attacks against it for further analysis.

Glastopf emulates vulnerabilities in a generic way. Instead of emulating specific vulnerabilities, it mimics being vulnerable for more attacks within that area (e.g. Remote File Inclusion). The tool is modular and allows to be extended with different logging capabilities.

This project is replaced by SNARE.

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Alternative: Lynis

Security auditing tool for systems running Linux, mac OS, or Unix, to perform an in-depth health check.

Lynis is an open source security auditing tool that is available since 2007 and created by Michael Boelen. Its primary goal is to evaluate the security defenses of systems running Linux or other flavors of Unix. It provides suggestions to install, configure, or correct any security measures.

Project details

Lynis is written in shell script.

Strengths

  • + Commercial support available
  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
  • + Used language is shell script
  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + Project is mature (5+ years)
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • IT audit
  • penetration test
  • security assessment
  • system hardening

Lynis project page

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Alternative: Nikto

Nikto is an open source security scanner which tests web servers for potential vulnerabilities.

Nikto helps with performing security scans against web servers and to search for vulnerabilities in web applications.

Note: the data files of Nikto are not released under GPL. Embedding them in your projects may require permission of the author.

Project details

Nikto is written in Perl.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • security assessment
  • web application analysis

Nikto project page

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Alternative: OpenVAS

OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.

OpenVAS is an open source vulnerability scanner that emerged from when Nessus became closed source in October of 2005.

Project details

OpenVAS is written in C.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • security assessment
  • vulnerability scanning

OpenVAS project page

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Alternative: Pompem

Pompem is an open source security tool to automate the search for exploits and vulnerabilities in public databases.

Pompem is written in Python and helps pentesters to search public sources for vulnerability information and a related exploit.

Sources

  • CXSecurity
  • National Vulnerability Database
  • PacketStorm security
  • Vulners
  • WPScan Vulnerability Database
  • ZeroDay

Project details

Pompem is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • vulnerability scanning

Pompem project page

96

Alternative: SearchSploit

Exploit-DB's CLI search tool to find any exploits from the database. The tool is written in shell script and maintained by Offensive Security.

Project details

SearchSploit is written in shell script.

Strengths

  • + Used language is shell script

Weaknesses

  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • information gathering
  • penetration test

SearchSploit project page

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Alternative: Seccubus

Seccubus automates vulnerability scanning with support for Nessus, OpenVAS, NMap, SSLyze, Medusa, SkipFish, OWASP ZAP, and SSLlabs.

Supported engines and tools:

  • Nessus
  • OpenVAS
  • Nmap
  • Nikto
  • Medusa
  • Qualys SSL labs
  • SkipFish
  • SSLyze
  • testssl.sh
  • ZAP

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Alternative: vFeed

vFeed is a set of tools around correlated vulnerability and threat intelligence. It provides a database, API, and supporting tools to store vulnerability data.

vFeed consists of a database and utilities to store vulnerability data. It uses third-party references and data, which then can be used to see if a software component has a known vulnerability. The data itself is enriched by cross-checking it and store additional details about the vulnerabilities.

The vFeed tooling has an API available with JSON output. It can be used by security researchers and practitioners to validate vulnerabilities and retrieve all available details.

Project details

vFeed is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + Commercial support available

Typical usage

  • security assessment
  • vulnerability scanning

vFeed project page

81

Alternative: Vulnreport

Vulnreport is a tool to automate and manage all the data involved security reviews. In particular, it focuses on discovered vulnerabilities.

Project details

Vulnreport is written in Ruby.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • security reviews
  • vulnerability management
  • vulnerability scanning

Vulnreport project page

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Alternative: WPScan

WPScan is a security tool to perform black box WordPress vulnerability scans, including enumeration of used plugins

Project details

WPScan is written in Ruby.

Strengths

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - Software usage is restricted (e.g. commercially)

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • security assessment
  • vulnerability scanning

WPScan project page

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Alternative: CMSmap

CMSmap is a security tool to perform reconnaissance on a web target. It helps with the detection of several popular content management systems (CMS).

Project details

CMSmap is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • application testing
  • information gathering
  • vulnerability scanning
  • web application analysis

CMSmap project page

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Alternative: detectem

Detectem can scan web applications and detect used software components like jQuery, Apache middleware, and others.

Project details

detectem is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • application security
  • application testing
  • reconnaissance
  • vulnerability scanning

detectem project page

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Alternative: graudit

Graudit is a security tool to perform static code analysis by using the grep tool. It is a lightweight solution to find common issues in code.

Project details

graudit is written in shell script.

Strengths

  • + Used language is shell script
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • code analysis

graudit project page

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Alternative: Jackhammer

Jackhammer is a collaboration tool to get security and developer teams together. Focus is on static code analysis and dynamic analysis vulnerability discovery.

The tool uses RBAC (Role Based Access Control) with different levels of access. Jackhammer uses several tools to do dynamic and static code analysis (e.g. for Java, Ruby, Python, and Nodejs). It checks also for vulnerabilities in libraries. Due to its modular architecture, it can use several scanners out of the box, with options to add your own.

The Jackhammer project was initially added to GitHub on the 8th of May, 2017.

Project details

Jackhammer is written in Ruby.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • collaboration
  • information sharing

Jackhammer project page

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Alternative: Spaghetti

Spaghetti is a web vulnerability scanner to find flaws in common web applications and frameworks. It can perform fingerprinting and vulnerability discovery.

Project details

Spaghetti is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • vulnerability scanning
  • vulnerability testing

Spaghetti project page

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Alternative: vulnerable-node

Vulnerable-node is a vulnerable website with identified vulnerabilities. It can be used to test the quality of tools and is written in Node.js.

Project details

vulnerable-node is written in Node.js.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • learning
  • security assessment
  • software testing
  • vulnerability scanning
  • web application analysis

vulnerable-node project page

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Alternative: vulnix

Vulnix is a security scanner for NixOS. It specifically looks for vulnerabilities in available packages and comes with a command line interface (CLI).

Project details

vulnix is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • vulnerability scanning

vulnix project page

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Alternative: Vuls

Vuls is a vulnerability scanner for Linux and FreeBSD. It is written in Go, agentless, and does a remote login to find any software vulnerabilities.

Project details

Vuls is written in Golang.

Strengths

  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • system hardening
  • vulnerability scanning

Vuls project page