Pompem alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Pompem? During the review of Pompem 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. vulnerability-alerter (retrieve vulnerability data from NIST)
  3. arch-audit (detection of vulnerable packages on Arch Linux)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Pompem.

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

    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

      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

        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

          93

          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

            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

              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

                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

                  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

                    100

                    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

                    • + More than 50 contributors
                    • + Commercial support available
                    • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
                    • + 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

                        97

                        Seccubus

                        Introduction

                        Supported engines and tools:

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

                        Project details

                        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

                          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

                            78

                            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

                            64

                            VulnFeed

                            Introduction

                            VulnFeed is a tool that sorts through vulnerability reports, providing a single report that is organized by the applications and services you are interested in.

                            Project details

                            VulnFeed is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Vulnerability management

                              VulnFeed 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

                                88

                                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

                                68

                                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

                                  85

                                  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

                                    85

                                    graudit

                                    Introduction

                                    Analysis of source code helps to find programming flaws including those that can lead to software vulnerabilities. Graudit helps to uncover these by searching through the files and discover possible flaws. The tool supports languages like ASP, C, Perl, PHP, Python, and others.

                                    Project details

                                    graudit 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
                                    • + The source code of this software is available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Code analysis

                                      graudit 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

                                        • Asset discovery
                                        • Attack surface measurement
                                        • Intelligence gathering
                                        • OSINT research
                                        • 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

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