Shellharden alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Shellharden? During the review of Shellharden 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. Cppcheck (static code analyzer)
  2. gosec (Golang security checker)
  3. graudit (static code analysis tool)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Shellharden.

Alternatives (by score)

93

Cppcheck

Introduction

Cppcheck is a static code analysis tool for C and C++ code. It helps to discover bugs that would not be picked up by compilers, yet avoid any false positives.

Project details

Cppcheck is written in C++.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + Project is mature (10+ years)
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Code analysis

    Cppcheck review

    85

    gosec

    Introduction

    Gosec is a security tool that performs a static code analysis for Golang projects for security flaws. The scan is performed on the so-called abstract syntax tree (AST). Gosec checks for common flaws that may be part of the selected project.

    Project details

    gosec is written in Golang.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 25 contributors
    • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Code analysis
      • Safe software development

      gosec review

      93

      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

        74

        gauntlt

        Introduction

        Gauntlt allows you to run different attacks on your code with the goal to build better software and withstand the biggest threats in existence.

        Project details

        gauntlt is written in Ruby.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 10 contributors
        • + More than 500 GitHub stars
        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Code analysis

          gauntlt review

          56

          Shellyzer

          Introduction

          Shell scripts are easy to create and often used by system administrator and developers. Although the language is fairly easy, there is a good number of best practices when creating them. Tools like Shellyzer can help auditing these scripts and improve the code or discover vulnerabilities.

          Project details

          Shellyzer is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available
          • - Unknown project license

          Typical usage

          • Code analysis

          Shellyzer review

          74

          angr

          Introduction

          Tools like angr are great for performing in-depth analysis of binaries. This could be the analysis of an unknown binary, like a collected malware sample.

          Project details

          angr is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

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

            Typical usage

            • Binary analysis
            • Malware analysis

            angr review

            84

            Bandit

            Introduction

            Bandit is a tool that can be used during development or afterward. Typically this is used by developers to find common security issues in Python code before putting the code in production. Another use-case would be to use this tool to analyze existing projects and find possible flaws.

            Project details

            Bandit is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 50 contributors
            • + The source code of this software is available
            • + Supported by a large company

              Typical usage

              • Code analysis

              Bandit review

              60

              PyT (Python Taint)

              Introduction

              Python Taint (or PyT) is a static code analyzer for Python scripts and applications. It tries to discover vulnerabilities or other possible weaknesses.

              Project details

              PyT is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Code analysis

                PyT review

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