SQLMate alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace SQLMate? During the review of SQLMate 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. CMSeeK (CMS detection and exploitation)
  2. nycto-dork (dork tool with option to scan for SQLi and LFI)
  3. Arachni (web application scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to SQLMate.

Alternatives (by score)

80

CMSeeK

Introduction

CMSeeK is a security scanner for content management systems (CMS). It can perform a wide range of functions starting from the detection of the CMS, up to vulnerability scanning. The tool claims to support over 100 different CMS tools, with extensive support for the commonly used ones like Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress.

The scans performed by CMSeeK include version detection. It can also do enumeration of users, plugins, and themes. This might be useful to see what users or components are available. The tool includes admin page discovery, file discovery, and directory listing. Anything that might be useful to a penetration test or security assessment, might be displayed.

Project details

CMSeeK is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

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

Typical usage

  • Penetration testing
  • Software exploitation
  • Software identification
  • Vulnerability scanning

CMSeeK 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

74

Arachni

Introduction

Arachni is framework written in Ruby with focus on evaluating the security of web applications. Typical users include security professionals and system administrators.

The tooling is free and open source. Besides Linux, it also runs on macOS and Microsoft Windows.

Project details

Arachni is written in Ruby.

Strengths and weaknesses

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

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment
    • Web application analysis

    Arachni review

    60

    Wfuzz

    Introduction

    Wfuzz is a fuzzing tool written in Python. Tools like Wfuzz are typically used to test web applications and how they handle both expected as unexpected input.

    Project details

    Wfuzz is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

      Typical usage

      • Application fuzzing
      • Application security
      • Application testing
      • Web application analysis

      Wfuzz review

      64

      Yasuo

      Introduction

      Yasuo is a Ruby script that scans for vulnerable and exploitable third-party web applications. There are many remotely exploitable vulnerabilities for web applications and their front-end components. Yasuo helps to make it easier to scan for the weaknesses like remote code execution (RCE), SQL injections, and file inclusions.

      Project details

      Yasuo is written in Ruby.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Penetration testing
        • Vulnerability scanning
        • Web application analysis

        Yasuo review

        93

        ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy)

        Introduction

        ZAP is an intercepting proxy of web traffic. You will need to configure your browser to connect to the web application you wish to test through ZAP.

        Note: Zed Attack Proxy, or ZAP, is also known as zaproxy.

        Project details

        ZAP is written in Java.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 50 contributors
        • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
        • + Many maintainers
        • + The source code of this software is available
        • - Many reported issues are still open

        Typical usage

        • Penetration testing
        • Security assessment
        • Software testing
        • Web application analysis

        ZAP 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

          81

          sqlmap

          Introduction

          The sqlmap is a well-known tool with an amazing number of GitHub stars (10,000+). It is used by many security professionals around the world to test the security of both web applications and the database that stores the data.

          Project details

          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

          74

          WordPress Exploit Framework (WPXF)

          Introduction

          WordPress is still one of the most popular frameworks for websites. A variety of open source tools exist to assess the security of this content management system, and its themes and plugins.

          Project details

          WordPress Exploit Framework is written in Ruby.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 500 GitHub stars
          • + The source code of this software is available
          • - Has longer learning curve

          Typical usage

          • Penetration testing
          • Security assessment
          • Vulnerability scanning
          • Web application analysis

          WordPress Exploit Framework review

          60

          Wordstress

          Introduction

          WordPress is a popular choice among content management systems (CMS). Powering many websites and blogs, it is also a popular target. So regular updates and security testing can help to reduce the risk. WordStress can help with this testing.

          Project details

          Wordstress is written in Ruby.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Application security
            • Vulnerability scanning
            • Web application analysis

            Wordstress review

            64

            w3af

            Introduction

            W3af is an open source web application attack and audit framework and helps in scanning for vulnerabilities. The tool comes with both a graphical user interface (GUI) and command line utility. Some of the project files include a copyright line of 2006. That gives a good idea on the maturity of the project, and it is one of the rare tools that is still maintained after so many years.

            Project details

            w3af is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + Tool is modular and extendable
            • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Application security
              • Application testing
              • Penetration testing
              • Vulnerability scanning
              • Web application analysis

              w3af 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

                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

                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

                  74

                  Nikto

                  Introduction

                  Nikto helps with performing security scans against web servers and to search for vulnerabilities in web applications.

                  Project details

                  Nikto is written in Perl.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available
                  • + Well-known tool

                    Typical usage

                    • Penetration testing
                    • Security assessment
                    • Web application analysis

                    Nikto review

                    64

                    shcheck (Security Header Check)

                    Introduction

                    This simple tool is a good option to test if advised HTTP headers are available on web application and websites. It can be used as a defensive measure during development, or offensive to find weaknesses in existing applications.

                    Project details

                    shcheck 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

                    • Application security
                    • Web application analysis

                    shcheck review

                    81

                    Wapiti

                    Introduction

                    Wapiti is typically used to audit web applications.

                    Project details

                    Wapiti is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

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

                      Typical usage

                      • Application fuzzing
                      • Vulnerability scanning
                      • Web application analysis

                      Wapiti review

                      74

                      WhatWeb

                      Introduction

                      WhatWeb can be used stealthy and fast to determine what technologies are used on a particular website or web application. This process called fingerprinting can tell a lot about how it was build and possible weaknesses it might have. The tool can be used in different levels, from stealthy to very aggressive. This last one is useful in penetration tests or during development.

                      Project details

                      WhatWeb is written in Ruby.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

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

                        Typical usage

                        • Reconnaissance
                        • Web application analysis

                        WhatWeb review

                        60

                        wig (WebApp Information Gatherer)

                        Introduction

                        Wig is a security tool to discover what particular software is for a web application or website. It can detect several Content Management Systems (CMS) and other administrative applications. This may be useful for those performing reconnaissance or information gathering, like during a penetration test of security assessment.

                        Project details

                        wig is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available
                        • - No updates for a while
                        • - Full name of author is unknown

                        Typical usage

                        • Application fingerprinting
                        • Information gathering
                        • Reconnaissance
                        • Web application analysis

                        wig review

                        78

                        JoomScan

                        Introduction

                        JoomScan could be used to test your Joomla installation or during security assessments. As it has a primary focus on Joomla, it may provide better results than generic vulnerability scanners.

                        Project details

                        JoomScan is written in Perl.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Vulnerability scanning
                          • Vulnerability testing

                          JoomScan review

                          60

                          XSSER

                          Introduction

                          XXSER helps to get from XSS to Remote Code Execution (RCE). It provides custom tools and payloads integrated with Metasploit's Meterpreter. The goal is to automate as much as possible.

                          Project details

                          XSSER is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

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

                          Typical usage

                          • Penetration testing
                          • Security assessment
                          • Web application analysis

                          XSSER review

                          89

                          django-security

                          Introduction

                          Django-security is an extension for developers seeking more security measures in their Django project. The toolkit can set or activate particular settings improving security. Examples of these settings include the use of particular HTTP headers that increase the security defenses of the web application.

                          Part of the toolkit is middleware to enforce password strength, set the do-not-track header, enable content security policy (CSP), enable privacy policy (P3P), limit session length, use HTTPS (HSTS), XSS protection, and more.

                          Project details

                          django-security is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

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

                            Typical usage

                            • Application security

                            django-security review

                            60

                            seespee

                            Introduction

                            Seespee helps to crawl a website and define a suitable Content Security Policy (CSP). The related Content-Security-Policy header can be added with the discovered value. This header defines what local and external resources can be loaded on a website.

                            Project details

                            seespee is written in JavaScript.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Application security

                              seespee review

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