sqlmap alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace sqlmap? During the review of sqlmap 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. TheDoc (automation tool for sqlmap)
  2. jSQL Injection (automatic SQL database injection)
  3. nycto-dork (dork tool with option to scan for SQLi and LFI)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to sqlmap.

Alternatives (by score)

60

TheDoc

Introduction

TheDoc is a tool written in shell-script to automate the usage of sqlmap. It comes with a built-in admin finder and hash cracker, using the Hashcat tool.

Project details

TheDoc is written in shell script.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + Used language is shell script
  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Full name of author is unknown
  • - Unknown project license

Typical usage

  • Penetration testing

TheDoc review

64

jSQL Injection

Introduction

jSQL Injection is a security tool to test web applications. It can be used to discover if an application is vulnerable to SQL injection attacks.

Project details

jSQL Injection is written in Java.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • Database security

jSQL Injection review

64

nycto-dork

Introduction

This tool has limited documentation. For that reason, the review is limited at this time.

Project details

nycto-dork is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Minimal or no documentation available
  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • Penetration testing

nycto-dork review

60

evilredis

Introduction

Evilredis tool is an offensive security program for pentesting Redis databases. It can scan the target and perform different actions, like shutting down a Redis instance.

Project details

evilredis is written in Node.js.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Security assessment
    • Vulnerability scanning

    evilredis review

    63

    Oscanner

    Introduction

    The tool has a plugin-based architecture for enumeration purposes of Oracle installations.

    • Sid enumeration
    • Passwords tests (common & dictionary)
    • Enumerate Oracle version
    • Enumerate account roles
    • Enumerate account privileges
    • Enumerate account hashes
    • Enumerate audit information
    • Enumerate password policies
    • Enumerate database links

    Project details

    Oscanner is written in Java.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Oscanner review

      64

      SQLMate

      Introduction

      SQLMate is a tool to perform security assessments and vulnerability of web applications. It can discover admin panels of websites, which might be a way to break into a web application. It also has the option for dorking, which means it can find possible vulnerable targets to a particular attack.

      Project details

      SQLMate is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - No releases on GitHub available

      Typical usage

      • Penetration testing
      • Web application analysis

      SQLMate review

      64

      Tulpar

      Introduction

      Tulpar is a vulnerability scanner that can be used to test new or existing web applications. In the former case, it could be helpful to test a new project before it is deployed into production. This could be done by the developer or a security professional. If some web application is already in production, then it might be a good tool to perform regular testing on known vulnerabilities. In this case, it is typically a pentester or security specialist that does the testing.

      Project details

      Tulpar is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - Minimal or no documentation available

      Typical usage

      • Application security
      • Application testing
      • Web application analysis

      Tulpar review

      60

      Whitewidow

      Introduction

      Whitewidow is a security tool to perform automated SQL vulnerability scans. It can be used during penetration tests or for security assessments.

      Project details

      Whitewidow is written in Ruby.

      Strengths and weaknesses

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

        Typical usage

        • Application security
        • Penetration testing
        • Vulnerability scanning

        Whitewidow review

        60

        MongoSanitizer (python-mongo-sanitizer)

        Introduction

        Typically this type of tool would be used as an additional defense layer to prevent injection attacks from reaching the database.

        Project details

        MongoSanitizer is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Application security
          • Database security

          MongoSanitizer review

          64

          Albatar

          Introduction

          Albatar has the focus on the situations where tools like sqlmap need to be adjusted to make an exploit work. It is written in Python and unlike sqlmap, it does not detect SQL injection vulnerabilities.

          Project details

          Albatar is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Penetration testing
            • Security assessment
            • Web application analysis

            Albatar review

            60

            Pybelt

            Introduction

            The pybelt toolkit may be useful during a pentest to simplify the process of scanning. It includes options like port scanning, dork checking, cracking and verification of hashes, and scanning for SQL injections.

            Project details

            Pybelt is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Pybelt review

              100

              Acra

              Introduction

              Acra is a database encryption proxy that provides encryption and data leakage prevention to applications. It provides selective encryption, access control, database and data leak prevention, and even intrusion detection capabilities. It is focused on developers and supports most popular programming languages such as Go, PHP, Python, Ruby.

              Project details

              Acra is written in Golang, Node.js, Objective-C, PHP, Python, Ruby.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + Commercial support available
              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Data encryption
                • Data leak prevention
                • Data security
                • Vulnerability mitigation

                Acra review

                60

                NoSQLMap

                Introduction

                NoSQLMap is designed to audit database, as well to automate injection attacks. It can exploit configuration weaknesses in NoSQL databases and web applications using NoSQL.

                Project details

                NoSQLMap is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                  Typical usage

                  • Database security
                  • Penetration testing
                  • Security assessment

                  NoSQLMap review

                  60

                  Leviathan Framework

                  Introduction

                  Leviathan is a security tool to provide a wide range of services including service discovery, brute force, SQL injection detection, and exploit capabilities. The primary reason to use this tool is to do massive scans on many systems at once. For example to include a huge network range, country-wide scan, or even full internet scan.

                  Project details

                  Leviathan Framework is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                    Typical usage

                    • Penetration testing
                    • Security assessment
                    • Service exploitation

                    Leviathan Framework review

                    64

                    arpag

                    Introduction

                    Tools like arpag can help with automating penetration tests and security assessments. By testing automatically for a set of exploits, the remaining time can be spend in other areas.

                    Project details

                    arpag is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + Very low number of dependencies
                    • + The source code of this software is available
                    • - No releases on GitHub available

                    Typical usage

                    • Penetration testing
                    • Security awareness
                    • Service exploitation

                    arpag review

                    80

                    AutoSploit

                    Introduction

                    AutoSploit attempts to automate the exploitation of remote hosts for security assessments. Targets can be collected automatically or manually provided. Automatic sources include Censys, Shodan, and Zoomeye.

                    Project details

                    AutoSploit is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + More than 10 contributors
                    • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Service exploitation
                      • System exploitation

                      AutoSploit review

                      93

                      BeEF

                      Introduction

                      BeEF is used by penetration testers to assess the security of a system by leveraging the web browser. This makes the tool different to many other tools, as it ignores the security on network or system level. It uses command modules from within the web browser to perform requested attacks against the system.

                      Project details

                      100

                      Infection Monkey

                      Introduction

                      This tool is useful for security assessments to test for weaknesses within the network. By automating the exploitation phase as much as possible, it will help finding any weak targets within the boundaries of the data center.

                      Project details

                      Infection Monkey is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

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

                        Typical usage

                        • Service exploitation
                        • System exploitation

                        Infection Monkey review

                        74

                        Metasploit Framework

                        Introduction

                        Metasploit is a framework that consists of tools to perform security assignments. It focuses on the offensive side of security and leverages exploit modules.

                        Project details

                        Metasploit Framework is written in Ruby.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + More than 400 contributors
                        • + More than 9000 stars
                        • + Many maintainers
                        • + The source code of this software is available
                        • + Supported by a large company
                        • + Well-known tool

                          Typical usage

                          • Penetration testing
                          • Security assessment
                          • Vulnerability scanning

                          Metasploit Framework review

                          60

                          Pupy

                          Introduction

                          Pupy is an open source remote administration and post-exploitation tool. It is mainly written in Python and works Androi, Linux, macOS, and Windows.

                          Project details

                          Pupy is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Penetration testing
                            • Security assessment

                            Pupy review

                            72

                            RouterSploit

                            Introduction

                            RouterSploit is a framework to exploit embedded devices such as cameras and routers. It can be used during penetration testing to test the security of a wide variety of devices. RouterSploit comes with several modules to scan and exploit the devices. The tool helps in all steps, like from credential testing to deploying a payload to perform an exploitation attempt.

                            Project details

                            RouterSploit is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + More than 50 contributors
                            • + More than 6000 GitHub stars
                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Penetration testing
                              • Self-assessment
                              • Software testing
                              • Vulnerability scanning

                              RouterSploit review

                              60

                              Ruler

                              Introduction

                              The main aim for this tool is abusing the client-side Outlook features and gain a shell remotely.

                              Project details

                              Ruler is written in Golang.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Penetration testing
                                • Security assessment

                                Ruler review

                                84

                                0d1n

                                Introduction

                                0d1n is useful to perform brute-force login attempts for authentication forms. It can discover useful directory names by using a predefined list of paths. With options to use a random proxy per request and load CSRF tokens, it is a tool that can be used in different type of assignments.

                                Project details

                                0d1n is written in C.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Information gathering
                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Security assessment
                                  • Vulnerability scanning

                                  0d1n review

                                  64

                                  Damn Small SQLi Scanner (DSSS)

                                  Introduction

                                  None

                                  Project details

                                  Damn Small SQLi Scanner is written in Python.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Penetration testing
                                    • Security assessment

                                    Damn Small SQLi Scanner review

                                    74

                                    DBShield

                                    Introduction

                                    This tool is typically used by developers and system administrators to protect their database against common database attacks. One of them is the SQL injection attack, that tries to bypass checks, resulting in data leakage. By using this tool, another level of security defense is implemented.

                                    Project details

                                    DBShield is written in Golang.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + The source code of this software is available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Database security

                                      DBShield review

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