Shellyzer alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Shellyzer? During the review of Shellyzer 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. Shellharden (linting tool for shell scripts)
  2. Bandit (Python static code analyzer)
  3. Brakeman (static code analyzer for Ruby on Rails)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Shellyzer.

Alternatives (by score)

85

Shellharden

Introduction

Shellharden helps to detect flaws in shell scripts that may result in vulnerabilities. While being similar to Shellcheck, this tool can apply the suggested changes to a shell script.

Project details

Shellharden is written in Rust.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + Tool is easy to use
  • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • Code analysis

Shellharden 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

    100

    Brakeman

    Introduction

    Brakeman is a static code analysis tool for Ruby on Rails to perform a security review. It comes as an open source project with optional commercial support.

    Project details

    Brakeman is written in Ruby.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + Commercial support available
    • + More than 5000 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - Commercial usage is restricted to some extent

    Typical usage

    • Code analysis

    Brakeman review

    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

          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

            68

            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

              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

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