Damn Small XSS Scanner alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Damn Small XSS Scanner? During the review of Damn Small XSS Scanner 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. XSSER (Cross-site scripting scanner)
  2. XSStrike (XSS detection and exploitation suite)
  3. XSS Hunter (Cross-site scripting scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Damn Small XSS Scanner.

Alternatives (by score)

60

XSSER

Introduction

XXSER helps to get from XSS to Remote Code Execution (RCE). It provides custom tools and payloads integrated with Metasploit's Meterpreter. The goal is to automate as much as possible.

Project details

XSSER is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Minimal or no documentation available

Typical usage

  • Penetration testing
  • Security assessment
  • Web application analysis

XSSER review

76

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

    78

    XSS Hunter

    Introduction

    By using a specific link, XSS Hunter can see when some attack successfully is triggered. It will then store information like the vulnerable page's URI, referer, HTML DOM, the screenshot of page, and cookies. Regarding the victim, it stores the IP address and the user agent.

    Project details

    60

    Pybelt

    Introduction

    The pybelt toolkit may be useful during a pentest to simplify the process of scanning. It includes options like port scanning, dork checking, cracking and verification of hashes, and scanning for SQL injections.

    Project details

    Pybelt is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Pybelt review

      84

      0d1n

      Introduction

      0d1n is useful to perform brute-force login attempts for authentication forms. It can discover useful directory names by using a predefined list of paths. With options to use a random proxy per request and load CSRF tokens, it is a tool that can be used in different type of assignments.

      Project details

      0d1n is written in C.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Information gathering
        • Penetration testing
        • Security assessment
        • Vulnerability scanning

        0d1n review

        64

        Tulpar

        Introduction

        Tulpar is a vulnerability scanner that can be used to test new or existing web applications. In the former case, it could be helpful to test a new project before it is deployed into production. This could be done by the developer or a security professional. If some web application is already in production, then it might be a good tool to perform regular testing on known vulnerabilities. In this case, it is typically a pentester or security specialist that does the testing.

        Project details

        Tulpar is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available
        • - Minimal or no documentation available

        Typical usage

        • Application security
        • Application testing
        • Web application analysis

        Tulpar review

        52

        WPSeku

        Introduction

        With WPSeku a WordPress installation can be tested for the presence of security issues. Some examples are cross-site scripting (XSS), sql injection, and local file inclusion. The tool also tests for the presence of default configuration files. These files may reveal version numbers, used themes and plugins.

        Project details

        WPSeku is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available
        • - Unknown project license

        Typical usage

        • Penetration testing
        • Security assessment
        • Vulnerability scanning

        WPSeku review

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