Prowler (vuln)

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Tool and Usage

Project details
Latest releaseNo release found
LicenseMIT
AuthorTimothy Liu

Project health

78
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Introduction

Prowler is a fairly new project and was created as part of a hackathon. The software stack includes Ansible to do the provision. Python and related packages are used for the software itself. The Linux operating itself is powered by Raspbian, a Debian clone.

Why this tool?

A vulnerability scanner like Prowler can be used to scan the network for vulnerabilities. Prowler can perform active network scanning and uses fingerprinting. Part of the process it to test for default or weak credentials.

How it works

The website uses dispy and is responsible for the management of job queuing. Worker nodes pick up tasks and perform them by using a Python wrapper named python-libnmap. Not surprising, this leverages the well-known Nmap scanning tool. For SSH credential testing, the Python wrapper Paramiko is used.

Background information

According to the author, the tool is not actively maintained.

The development of this tool is halted and no new updates are expected.

Usage and audience

Prowler (vuln) is commonly used for security assessment, vulnerability scanning, or vulnerability testing. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - No releases on GitHub available

Author and Maintainers

Prowler (vuln) is under development by Timothy Liu.

Installation

Supported operating systems

Prowler (vuln) is known to work on Linux.

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