Susanoo alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Susanoo? During the review of Susanoo 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. Arachni (web application scanner)
  2. Commix (command injection tool for web applications)
  3. DorkNet (automate discovery of vulnerable web apps)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Susanoo.

Alternatives (by score)

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

    97

    Commix

    Introduction

    Commix is short for COMMand Injection eXploiter.

    Project details

    Commix is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 10 contributors
    • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Commix review

      64

      DorkNet

      Introduction

      DorkNet helps with the discovery of vulnerable web apps. It is a script written in Python that leverages Selenium.

      Project details

      DorkNet is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Security assessment
        • Vulnerability scanning
        • Web application analysis

        DorkNet review

        60

        hsecscan (hsecscan)

        Introduction

        The hsecscan utility is written in Python and opens a connection (via HTTP or HTTPS) to the related web server. It will return all headers found and includes an explanation of what each header does. Any security recommendations are listed as well.

        Project details

        hsecscan is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Information gathering
          • Learning
          • Penetration testing
          • Security assessment
          • Web application analysis

          hsecscan 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

            64

            Jawfish

            Introduction

            Jawfish is a security tool to test web applications. It can find related exploits and update according to an internal database.

            Project details

            Jawfish is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

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

              Jawfish review

              80

              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

              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

                67

                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

                    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

                      68

                      Fuzzapi

                      Introduction

                      Fuzzapi is a security tool to test a REST API using fuzzing. It can be used for security assessments and penetration tests.

                      Project details

                      Fuzzapi is written in Ruby.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Application fuzzing
                        • Application testing

                        Fuzzapi review

                        64

                        vulnerable-node

                        Introduction

                        Vulnerable-node is a vulnerable website with identified vulnerabilities. It can be used to test the quality of tools and is written in Node.js.

                        Project details

                        vulnerable-node is written in Node.js.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Learning
                          • Security assessment
                          • Software testing
                          • Vulnerability scanning
                          • Web application analysis

                          vulnerable-node review

                          85

                          django-axes

                          Introduction

                          This tool may be used by developers that work with the Django framework. It adds a security layer on top of the application by looking at login attempts and track them.

                          Project details

                          django-axes is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

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

                            Typical usage

                            • Application security

                            django-axes review

                            74

                            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

                              iniscan

                              Introduction

                              Iniscan scans a given php.ini file and tests it against security best practices. It reports back the results by showing a Pass or Fail for each related test. As it is a command-line utility, it can be used in automated testing.

                              Project details

                              iniscan is written in PHP.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                Typical usage

                                • Configuration audit
                                • Security assessment

                                iniscan 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

                                  74

                                  Suhosin

                                  Introduction

                                  Suhosin is a security extension for PHP and consists of two parts that enhance PHP. It helps with protecting against known and unknown attacks.

                                  Project details

                                  Suhosin is written in C.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Application security

                                  Suhosin review

                                  56

                                  Admin Page Finder (PHP)

                                  Introduction

                                  Admin Page Finder is a tool written in PHP to find admin sections within a website. It can be used during pentesting and security assessments.

                                  Project details

                                  Admin Page Finder (PHP) is written in PHP.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Reconnaissance

                                  Admin Page Finder (PHP) review

                                  59

                                  BlindElephant

                                  Introduction

                                  BlindElephant is a security tool to perform fingerprinting of web applications. It can discover the name and version of known web applications.

                                  Project details

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