Jawfish alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Jawfish? During the review of Jawfish 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. Arachni (web application scanner)
  2. Commix (command injection tool for web applications)
  3. DorkNet (automate discovery of vulnerable web apps)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Jawfish.

Alternatives (by score)

74

Arachni

Introduction

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 and weaknesses

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

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment
    • Web application analysis

    Arachni review

    97

    Commix

    Introduction

    Commix is short for COMMand Injection eXploiter.

    Project details

    Commix is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

      Commix review

      64

      DorkNet

      Introduction

      DorkNet helps with the discovery of vulnerable web apps. It is a script written in Python that leverages Selenium.

      Project details

      DorkNet is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Security assessment
        • Vulnerability scanning
        • Web application analysis

        DorkNet review

        60

        hsecscan (hsecscan)

        Introduction

        The hsecscan utility is written in Python and opens a connection (via HTTP or HTTPS) to the related web server. It will return all headers found and includes an explanation of what each header does. Any security recommendations are listed as well.

        Project details

        hsecscan is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Information gathering
          • Learning
          • Penetration testing
          • Security assessment
          • Web application analysis

          hsecscan 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

            64

            jSQL Injection

            Introduction

            jSQL Injection is a security tool to test web applications. It can be used to discover if an application is vulnerable to SQL injection attacks.

            Project details

            jSQL Injection is written in Java.

            Strengths and weaknesses

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

            Typical usage

            • Database security

            jSQL Injection review

            64

            Susanoo

            Introduction

            Susanoo is a security tool to test the security of a REST API. With this focus, it goes beyond the typical attack surface of a web application.

            Project details

            Susanoo is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • API testing
              • Application testing

              Susanoo review

              64

              w3af

              Introduction

              W3af is an open source web application attack and audit framework and helps in scanning for vulnerabilities. The tool comes with both a graphical user interface (GUI) and command line utility. Some of the project files include a copyright line of 2006. That gives a good idea on the maturity of the project, and it is one of the rare tools that is still maintained after so many years.

              Project details

              w3af is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + Tool is modular and extendable
              • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Application security
                • Application testing
                • Penetration testing
                • Vulnerability scanning
                • Web application analysis

                w3af review

                81

                Wapiti

                Introduction

                Wapiti is typically used to audit web applications.

                Project details

                Wapiti is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                  Typical usage

                  • Application fuzzing
                  • Vulnerability scanning
                  • Web application analysis

                  Wapiti review

                  74

                  WhatWeb

                  Introduction

                  WhatWeb can be used stealthy and fast to determine what technologies are used on a particular website or web application. This process called fingerprinting can tell a lot about how it was build and possible weaknesses it might have. The tool can be used in different levels, from stealthy to very aggressive. This last one is useful in penetration tests or during development.

                  Project details

                  WhatWeb is written in Ruby.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                    Typical usage

                    • Reconnaissance
                    • Web application analysis

                    WhatWeb review

                    64

                    Yasuo

                    Introduction

                    Yasuo is a Ruby script that scans for vulnerable and exploitable third-party web applications. There are many remotely exploitable vulnerabilities for web applications and their front-end components. Yasuo helps to make it easier to scan for the weaknesses like remote code execution (RCE), SQL injections, and file inclusions.

                    Project details

                    Yasuo is written in Ruby.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Penetration testing
                      • Vulnerability scanning
                      • Web application analysis

                      Yasuo review

                      93

                      ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy)

                      Introduction

                      ZAP is an intercepting proxy of web traffic. You will need to configure your browser to connect to the web application you wish to test through ZAP.

                      Note: Zed Attack Proxy, or ZAP, is also known as zaproxy.

                      Project details

                      ZAP is written in Java.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + More than 50 contributors
                      • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                      • + Many maintainers
                      • + The source code of this software is available
                      • - Many reported issues are still open

                      Typical usage

                      • Penetration testing
                      • Security assessment
                      • Software testing
                      • Web application analysis

                      ZAP review

                      85

                      django-axes

                      Introduction

                      This tool may be used by developers that work with the Django framework. It adds a security layer on top of the application by looking at login attempts and track them.

                      Project details

                      django-axes is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

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

                        Typical usage

                        • Application security

                        django-axes review

                        89

                        django-security

                        Introduction

                        Django-security is an extension for developers seeking more security measures in their Django project. The toolkit can set or activate particular settings improving security. Examples of these settings include the use of particular HTTP headers that increase the security defenses of the web application.

                        Part of the toolkit is middleware to enforce password strength, set the do-not-track header, enable content security policy (CSP), enable privacy policy (P3P), limit session length, use HTTPS (HSTS), XSS protection, and more.

                        Project details

                        django-security is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

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

                          Typical usage

                          • Application security

                          django-security review

                          60

                          iniscan

                          Introduction

                          Iniscan scans a given php.ini file and tests it against security best practices. It reports back the results by showing a Pass or Fail for each related test. As it is a command-line utility, it can be used in automated testing.

                          Project details

                          iniscan is written in PHP.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

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

                            Typical usage

                            • Configuration audit
                            • Security assessment

                            iniscan review

                            78

                            JoomScan

                            Introduction

                            JoomScan could be used to test your Joomla installation or during security assessments. As it has a primary focus on Joomla, it may provide better results than generic vulnerability scanners.

                            Project details

                            JoomScan is written in Perl.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Vulnerability scanning
                              • Vulnerability testing

                              JoomScan review

                              74

                              Suhosin

                              Introduction

                              Suhosin is a security extension for PHP and consists of two parts that enhance PHP. It helps with protecting against known and unknown attacks.

                              Project details

                              Suhosin is written in C.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                              Typical usage

                              • Application security

                              Suhosin review

                              56

                              Admin Page Finder (PHP)

                              Introduction

                              Admin Page Finder is a tool written in PHP to find admin sections within a website. It can be used during pentesting and security assessments.

                              Project details

                              Admin Page Finder (PHP) is written in PHP.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                              Typical usage

                              • Penetration testing
                              • Reconnaissance

                              Admin Page Finder (PHP) review

                              59

                              BlindElephant

                              Introduction

                              BlindElephant is a security tool to perform fingerprinting of web applications. It can discover the name and version of known web applications.

                              Project details

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