Pacman alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Pacman? During the review of Pacman 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. arch-audit (detection of vulnerable packages on Arch Linux)
  2. CMSeeK (CMS detection and exploitation)
  3. PTF (manage your pentesting toolbox)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Pacman.

Alternatives (by score)

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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

    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

    100

    PTF (The PenTesters Framework)

    Introduction

    PTF or the PenTesters Framework is a Python script to keep your penetration testing toolkit up-to-date. It is designed for distributions running Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, or related clones. PTF will do the retrieval, compilation, and installation of the tools that you use. As it is a modular framework, you can use many of the common pentesting tools or add your own tools.

    Project details

    PTF is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

      Typical usage

      • Penetration testing
      • Security assessment
      • Software management
      • Software testing

      PTF review

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