Pocsuite alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Pocsuite? During the review of Pocsuite 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. vFeed (vulnerability database and query engine)
  2. Halcyon IDE (development interface for Nmap NSE scripts)
  3. Yasuo (vulnerability scanner for web applications)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Pocsuite.

Alternatives (by score)

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

    74

    Halcyon IDE

    Introduction

    Halcyon IDE provides an interface to develop Nmap scripts (NSE). These scripts can be used to extend the functionality of Nmap and perform more advanced scans on applications and infrastructures. By using an IDE, the development of NSE scripts can be simplified.

    Project details

    Halcyon IDE is written in Java.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + Runs on multiple platforms
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Exploit development
      • Penetration testing
      • Security awareness

      Halcyon IDE 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

        64

        Damn Small Vulnerable Web (DSVW)

        Introduction

        Damn Small Vulnerable Web (DWVW) is a deliberately vulnerable web application to test your exploitation skills. It provides developers and penetration testers a practice tool. For developers, it is good to see common mistakes and create more secure software. Pentesters will be able to improve vulnerability detection and improving their attacks. Hopefully with the end goal of achieving privilege escalation or unauthorized data retrieval.

        Project details

        Damn Small Vulnerable Web is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Application testing
          • Learning
          • Skill development
          • Vulnerability testing

          Damn Small Vulnerable Web 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

          96

          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

            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

              60

              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

                60

                vulnerability-alerter

                Introduction

                Vulnerability-alerter is a security tool to retrieve vulnerability data from NIST's database (NVD). This data can be used to discover recent vulnerabilities.

                Project details

                vulnerability-alerter is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Vulnerability management
                  • Vulnerability testing

                  vulnerability-alerter 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

                    89

                    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

                      93

                      Lynis

                      Introduction

                      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 and weaknesses

                      • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                      • + More than 100 contributors
                      • + More than 8000 GitHub stars
                      • + Tool is easy to use
                      • + Available as package (simplified installation)
                      • + Commercial support available
                      • + Used language is shell script
                      • + Very low number of dependencies
                      • + Project is mature (10+ years)
                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • IT audit
                        • Penetration testing
                        • Security assessment
                        • System hardening
                        • Vulnerability scanning

                        Lynis review

                        74

                        Nikto

                        Introduction

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

                        Project details

                        Nikto is written in Perl.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

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

                          Typical usage

                          • Penetration testing
                          • Security assessment
                          • Web application analysis

                          Nikto review

                          74

                          SearchSploit

                          Introduction

                          SearchSploit is a small by OffensiveSecurity to search for exploits and related data in the exploit database (Exploit-DB). This may help penetration testers in their security assignments.

                          Project details

                          SearchSploit is written in shell script.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                          • + Tool is easy to use
                          • + Used language is shell script
                          • - Full name of author is unknown

                          Typical usage

                          • Information gathering
                          • Penetration testing
                          • Service exploitation
                          • System exploitation
                          • Vulnerability testing

                          SearchSploit review

                          74

                          Seccubus

                          Introduction

                          Supported engines and tools:

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

                          Project details

                          64

                          VulnWhisperer

                          Introduction

                          VulnWhisperer helps with the collection of vulnerability data and its reports. The goal of the tool is to make vulnerability data more actionable. It supports scans and data from products like Nessus, Qualys products, OpenVAS, and Tenable.io.

                          Project details

                          VulnWhisperer is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

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

                            Typical usage

                            • Vulnerability management
                            • Vulnerability scanning

                            VulnWhisperer review

                            74

                            Vulnreport

                            Introduction

                            Vulnreport is a platform to deal with penetration test results. The tool formats them and provides actionable findings reports. The platform is strong in focusing on automation, to reduce the time spent by engineers.

                            Project details

                            Vulnreport is written in Ruby.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Security reviews
                              • Vulnerability management
                              • Vulnerability scanning

                              Vulnreport review

                              93

                              WPScan

                              Introduction

                              WPScan can scan WordPress installations and determine if there are vulnerabilities in a particular installation.

                              Project details

                              WPScan is written in Ruby.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + More than 25 contributors
                              • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                              • + The source code of this software is available
                              • - Software usage is restricted (e.g. commercially)

                              Typical usage

                              • Penetration testing
                              • Security assessment
                              • Vulnerability scanning

                              WPScan review

                              78

                              vuLnDAP

                              Introduction

                              VuLnDAP is a tool to show what can happen when a web application becomes vulnerable due to the business logic behind it. This tool uses LDAP, a common authentication protocol, to show such weaknesses. This tool helps penetration testers more about LDAP. At the same time, it provides useful insights to web and software developers to create more secure software.

                              Project details

                              vuLnDAP is written in Golang.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Application security
                                • Learning
                                • Penetration testing

                                vuLnDAP 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

                                    78

                                    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

                                      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

                                        97

                                        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

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