Scapy

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Tool and Usage

Project details
LicenseGPLv2
Programming languagePython
AuthorPhilippe BIONDI
Latest release2.4.3 []

Project health

93
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Why this tool?

Scapy can handle tasks like network scanning, tracerouting, probing, unit tests, attacks or network discovery. Due to its manipulation possibilities, Scapy can send invalid frames. It allows you also to inject custom 802.11 frames, or combine other attacking techniques.

Background information

According to the description of the author, Scapy can replace hping, most of of nmap, arpspoof, arp-sk, arping, tcpdump, tethereal, and p0f.

Usage and audience

Scapy is commonly used for network analysis or security assessment. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.

Features

  • Command line interface
  • Has bindings for multiple programming languages

Example usage and output

Welcome to Scapy
>>> p = IP(dst="github.com")/ICMP()
>>> r = sr1(p)
Begin emission:
.Finished to send 1 packets.
*
Received 2 packets, got 1 answers, remaining 0 packets
>>> r[IP].src
'192.30.253.113'
Scapy's interactive shell

Tool review and remarks

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

Strengths

  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - Many provided pull requests are still open

Author and Maintainers

Scapy is under development by Philippe BIONDI.

Contributors

Installation

Supported operating systems

Scapy is known to work on Linux.

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