graudit alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace graudit? During the review of graudit 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. Bandit (Python static code analyzer)
  2. gosec (Golang security checker)
  3. PyT (static code analyzer for Python)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to graudit.

Alternatives (by score)

76

Bandit

Introduction

Bandit is a tool that can be used during development or afterward. Typically this is used by developers to find common security issues in Python code before putting the code in production. Another use-case would be to use this tool to analyze existing projects and find possible flaws.

Project details

Bandit is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Supported by a large company

    Typical usage

    • Code analysis

    Bandit review

    85

    gosec

    Introduction

    Gosec is a security tool that performs a static code analysis for Golang projects for security flaws. The scan is performed on the so-called abstract syntax tree (AST). Gosec checks for common flaws that may be part of the selected project.

    Project details

    gosec is written in Golang.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 25 contributors
    • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Code analysis
      • Safe software development

      gosec review

      60

      PyT (Python Taint)

      Introduction

      Python Taint (or PyT) is a static code analyzer for Python scripts and applications. It tries to discover vulnerabilities or other possible weaknesses.

      Project details

      PyT is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Code analysis

        PyT review

        93

        Cppcheck

        Introduction

        Cppcheck is a static code analysis tool for C and C++ code. It helps to discover bugs that would not be picked up by compilers, yet avoid any false positives.

        Project details

        Cppcheck is written in C++.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + Project is mature (10+ years)
        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Code analysis

          Cppcheck review

          60

          Shellharden

          Introduction

          Shellharden helps to detect flaws in shell scripts that may result in vulnerabilities. While being similar to Shellcheck, this tool can apply the suggested changes to a shell script.

          Project details

          Shellharden is written in Rust.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + Tool is easy to use
          • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
          • + The source code of this software is available
          • - Full name of author is unknown

          Typical usage

          • Code analysis

          Shellharden review

          74

          gauntlt

          Introduction

          Gauntlt allows you to run different attacks on your code with the goal to build better software and withstand the biggest threats in existence.

          Project details

          gauntlt is written in Ruby.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 10 contributors
          • + More than 500 GitHub stars
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Code analysis

            gauntlt review

            93

            angr

            Introduction

            Tools like angr are great for performing in-depth analysis of binaries. This could be the analysis of an unknown binary, like a collected malware sample.

            Project details

            angr is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 50 contributors
            • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Binary analysis
              • Malware analysis

              angr review

              100

              radare2

              Introduction

              Radare2 is a popular framework to perform reverse engineering on many different file types. It can be used to analyze malware, firmware, or any other type of binary files. Besides reverse engineering, it can be used for forensics on filesystems and do data carving. Tasks can be scripted and support languages like JavaScript, Go, and Python. Even software exploitation is one of the functions it can be used in.

              Project details

              radare2 is written in C.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + More than 500 contributors
              • + More than 8000 GitHub stars
              • + Many releases available
              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Digital forensics
                • Reverse engineering
                • Software exploitation
                • Troubleshooting

                radare2 review

                60

                Jackhammer

                Introduction

                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 and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Collaboration
                  • Information sharing

                  Jackhammer review

                  100

                  Brakeman

                  Introduction

                  Brakeman is a static code analysis tool for Ruby on Rails to perform a security review. It comes as an open source project with optional commercial support.

                  Project details

                  Brakeman is written in Ruby.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + Commercial support available
                  • + More than 5000 GitHub stars
                  • + The source code of this software is available
                  • - Commercial usage is restricted to some extent

                  Typical usage

                  • Code analysis

                  Brakeman review

                  56

                  Shellyzer

                  Introduction

                  Shell scripts are easy to create and often used by system administrator and developers. Although the language is fairly easy, there is a good number of best practices when creating them. Tools like Shellyzer can help auditing these scripts and improve the code or discover vulnerabilities.

                  Project details

                  Shellyzer is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                  Typical usage

                  • Code analysis

                  Shellyzer review

                  100

                  Archery

                  Introduction

                  Archery is a tool that helps to collect data about vulnerabilities within an environment. Instead of focusing on the actual scanning, it allows managing findings in a web-based interface. This includes options like reporting, searching, and dashboards. It can interact with other tools, including the well-known vulnerability scanners.

                  Project details

                  Archery is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Penetration testing
                    • Vulnerability management
                    • Vulnerability scanning
                    • Vulnerability testing

                    Archery review

                    64

                    CMSeeK

                    Introduction

                    CMSeeK is a security scanner for content management systems (CMS). It can perform a wide range of functions starting from the detection of the CMS, up to vulnerability scanning. The tool claims to support over 100 different CMS tools, with extensive support for the commonly used ones like Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress.

                    The scans performed by CMSeeK include version detection. It can also do enumeration of users, plugins, and themes. This might be useful to see what users or components are available. The tool includes admin page discovery, file discovery, and directory listing. Anything that might be useful to a penetration test or security assessment, might be displayed.

                    Project details

                    CMSeeK is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available
                    • - Full name of author is unknown

                    Typical usage

                    • Penetration testing
                    • Software exploitation
                    • Software identification
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    CMSeeK review

                    60

                    Dagda

                    Introduction

                    The main reasons to use Dagda is the detection of vulnerable or malicious components within your containerized environment.

                    Project details

                    Dagda is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Malware detection
                      • Malware scanning
                      • Vulnerability management
                      • Vulnerability scanning

                      Dagda review

                      93

                      Intrigue Core

                      Introduction

                      Intrigue Core provides a framework to measure the attack surface of an environment. This includes discovering infrastructure and applications, performing security research, and doing vulnerability discovery.

                      Intrigue also allows enriching available data and perform OSINT research (open source intelligence). The related scans include DNS subdomain brute-forcing, email harvesting, IP geolocation, port scanning, and using public search engines like Censys, Shodan, and Bing.

                      Project details

                      Intrigue Core is written in Ruby.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + More than 500 GitHub stars
                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • OSINT research
                        • Asset discovery
                        • Attack surface measurement
                        • Intelligence gathering
                        • Penetration testing
                        • Security assessment

                        Intrigue Core review

                        64

                        LFI Suite

                        Introduction

                        This tool is a useful addition to the pentesting toolbox of security professionals. It can help discover and exploit any local file inclusion weakness in applications. Upon success, a reverse shell can be used to get access to the system.

                        Project details

                        LFI Suite is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available
                        • - Full name of author is unknown

                        Typical usage

                        • Penetration testing
                        • Web application analysis

                        LFI Suite review

                        97

                        OpenVAS

                        Introduction

                        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 and weaknesses

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

                          Typical usage

                          • Penetration testing
                          • Security assessment
                          • Vulnerability scanning

                          OpenVAS review

                          78

                          Pocsuite

                          Introduction

                          Pocsuite is a remote vulnerability testing and development framework. It can be used by penetration testers and vulnerability researchers.

                          Project details

                          Pocsuite is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + More than 10 contributors
                          • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Vulnerability development
                            • Vulnerability testing

                            Pocsuite review

                            60

                            Pompem

                            Introduction

                            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 and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Vulnerability scanning

                              Pompem review

                              89

                              Safety

                              Introduction

                              When having applications deployed in your environment, not all of those may be installed via a package manager. When your infrastructure grows, it becomes even harder to know which tools are properly patched and which ones are not. For Python applications, this is where Safety comes in that can help scan installed software components via pip. It will also look at any of the dependencies that are installed.

                              Project details

                              Safety is written in Python.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + More than 10 contributors
                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Penetration testing
                                • Security assessment
                                • Security monitoring
                                • Vulnerability scanning

                                Safety review

                                64

                                VScan

                                Introduction

                                Vscan is a security tool to perform vulnerability scanning with Nmap. It leverages NSE scripts to provide some flexibility in terms of vulnerability detection and exploitation.

                                Project details

                                VScan is written in shell script.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Backdoor detection
                                  • Vulnerability scanning

                                  VScan review

                                  100

                                  Vuls

                                  Introduction

                                  Vuls is a vulnerability scanner for Linux and FreeBSD. It is written in Go, agentless, and can use a remote login to find any software vulnerabilities. It has multiple levels of scanning, from a fast scan up to a deep scan with extensive analysis.

                                  Project details

                                  Vuls is written in Golang.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + More than 50 contributors
                                  • + More than 5000 GitHub stars
                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • System hardening
                                    • Vulnerability scanning

                                    Vuls review

                                    84

                                    arch-audit

                                    Introduction

                                    Arch-audit is a small utility that scans the system for known vulnerabilities on Arch Linux. It can be used by users of the Linux distribution to know when to update and what packages have weaknesses. With Arch Linux being a rolling distribution, this may improve the interval or timing of software patching.

                                    Project details

                                    arch-audit is written in Rust.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + The source code of this software is available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Software management
                                      • Vulnerability scanning

                                      arch-audit review

                                      78

                                      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

                                        78

                                        vFeed

                                        Introduction

                                        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 and weaknesses

                                        • + Commercial support available
                                        • + The source code of this software is available

                                          Typical usage

                                          • Security assessment
                                          • Vulnerability scanning

                                          vFeed review

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