syzkaller alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace syzkaller? During the review of syzkaller 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. boofuzz (fuzzing framework)
  2. Fuzzapi (REST API fuzzing tool)
  3. Wapiti (vulnerability scanner for web applications)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to syzkaller.

Alternatives (by score)

85

boofuzz

Introduction

Boofuzz is a framework written in Python that allows hackers to specify protocol formats and perform fuzzing. It does the heavy lifting of the fuzzing process. It builds on its predecessor Sulley and promises to be much better. Examples include the online documentation, support to extend the tooling, easier installation, and far fewer bugs. It comes with built-in support for serial fuzzing, the ethernet and IP layers, and UDP broadcasts.

Project details

boofuzz is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

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

    Typical usage

    • Application fuzzing
    • Vulnerability scanning

    boofuzz 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

      59

      Wapiti

      Introduction

      Wapiti is typically used to audit web applications.

      Project details

      Wapiti is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

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

        Typical usage

        • Application fuzzing
        • Vulnerability scanning
        • Web application analysis

        Wapiti 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

          85

          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

            63

            afl (American fuzzy lop)

            Introduction

            American fuzzy lop, or afl, is a security-oriented fuzzer. It helps with testing software to find unexpected results within applications.

            Project details

            afl is written in C.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Application testing

              afl review

              60

              dirsearch

              Introduction

              Dirsearch is a tool to guide security professionals to find possible information leaks or sensitive data. It does this by looking for directory and file names.

              Project details

              dirsearch 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

                • Information gathering
                • Penetration testing
                • Security assessment

                dirsearch review

                64

                DirSearch (Go)

                Introduction

                DirSearch is a Go implementation of the original dirsearch tool written by Mauro Soria. It is used to discover directories by using common names and guessing (fuzzing).

                Project details

                DirSearch (Go) is written in Golang.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Information gathering
                  • Penetration testing
                  • Security assessment

                  DirSearch (Go) review

                  60

                  DotDotPwn

                  Introduction

                  DotDotPwn is a security tool to perform directory traversal attempts to discover interesting paths in web applications.

                  Project details

                  DotDotPwn is written in Perl.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Application fuzzing
                    • Penetration testing

                    DotDotPwn review

                    60

                    Kitty

                    Introduction

                    Kitty is a framework for those who want to do fuzzing unusual targets, like proprietary protocols. Although Kitty itself is not a fuzzing tool, it allows one to build a fuzzing tool.

                    Project details

                    Kitty is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Application fuzzing

                      Kitty review

                      64

                      SFTPfuzzer (Simple FTP Fuzzer)

                      Introduction

                      SFTPfuzzer (Simple FTP Fuzzer) allows the tester fuzz username and password fields in an FTP Server. It is intended to find a buffer overflow vulnerability.

                      Project details

                      SFTPfuzzer is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Application testing

                        SFTPfuzzer review

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