Vane alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Vane? During the review of Vane 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. WPScan (WordPress vulnerability scanner)
  2. flunym0us (vulnerability scanner for WordPress and Moodle)
  3. Wordpresscan (WordPress vulnerability scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Vane.

Alternatives (by score)

78

WPScan

Introduction

WPScan can scan WordPress installations and determine if there are vulnerabilities in a particular installation.

Project details

WPScan is written in Ruby.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Software usage is restricted (e.g. commercially)

Typical usage

  • Penetration testing
  • Security assessment
  • Vulnerability scanning

WPScan review

68

flunym0us

Introduction

Flunym0us is a security scanner for WordPress and Moodle installations. The tool tests the security of the installation by performing enumeration attempts.

Project details

flunym0us is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Vulnerability scanning
    • Web application analysis

    flunym0us review

    60

    Wordpresscan

    Introduction

    Tools like WordPresscan are useful to perform vulnerability scans on the popular WordPress platform. It can be used during development and on existing installations.

    Project details

    Wordpresscan is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Application security
      • Penetration testing
      • Web application analysis

      Wordpresscan 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

      93

      Archery

      Introduction

      Archery is a tool that helps to collect data about vulnerabilities within an environment. Instead of focusing on the actual scanning, it allows managing findings in a web-based interface. This includes options like reporting, searching, and dashboards. It can interact with other tools, including the well-known vulnerability scanners.

      Project details

      Archery is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

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

        Typical usage

        • Penetration testing
        • Vulnerability management
        • Vulnerability scanning
        • Vulnerability testing

        Archery review

        60

        Dagda

        Introduction

        The main reasons to use Dagda is the detection of vulnerable or malicious components within your containerized environment.

        Project details

        Dagda is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Malware detection
          • Malware scanning
          • Vulnerability management
          • Vulnerability scanning

          Dagda review

          100

          Lynis

          Introduction

          Lynis is an open source security auditing tool that is available since 2007 and created by Michael Boelen. Its primary goal is to evaluate the security defenses of systems running Linux or other flavors of Unix. It provides suggestions to install, configure, or correct any security measures.

          Project details

          Lynis is written in shell script.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 50 contributors
          • + Commercial support available
          • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
          • + Used language is shell script
          • + Very low number of dependencies
          • + Project is mature (10+ years)
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • IT audit
            • Penetration testing
            • Security assessment
            • System hardening
            • Vulnerability scanning

            Lynis review

            78

            Nmap

            Introduction

            Nmap is short for "Network Mapper". It is a free and open source utility for network discovery and security auditing. It was release in September of 1997 by Gordon Lyon, commonly known under his pseudonym "Fyodor".

            Project details

            Nmap is written in C, C++, Lua, Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + Project is mature (10+ years)
            • + The source code of this software is available
            • + Well-known author
            • + Well-known tool
            • - Software usage is restricted (e.g. commercially)

            Typical usage

            • Network scanning
            • Vulnerability scanning

            Nmap review

            97

            OpenVAS

            Introduction

            OpenVAS is an open source vulnerability scanner that emerged from when Nessus became closed source in October of 2005.

            Project details

            OpenVAS is written in C.

            Strengths and weaknesses

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

              Typical usage

              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment
              • Vulnerability scanning

              OpenVAS review

              81

              Safety

              Introduction

              When having applications deployed in your environment, not all of those may be installed via a package manager. When your infrastructure grows, it becomes even harder to know which tools are properly patched and which ones are not. For Python applications, this is where Safety comes in that can help scan installed software components via pip. It will also look at any of the dependencies that are installed.

              Project details

              Safety is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                Typical usage

                • Penetration testing
                • Security assessment
                • Security monitoring
                • Vulnerability scanning

                Safety review

                64

                salt-scanner

                Introduction

                Salt-scanner is Linux vulnerability scanner based on Salt Open and Vulners audit API. It has Slack notifications and JIRA integration.

                Project details

                salt-scanner is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                Typical usage

                • Penetration testing
                • Security assessment
                • Vulnerability scanning

                salt-scanner 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

                64

                VScan

                Introduction

                Vscan is a security tool to perform vulnerability scanning with Nmap. It leverages NSE scripts to provide some flexibility in terms of vulnerability detection and exploitation.

                Project details

                VScan is written in shell script.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Backdoor detection
                  • Vulnerability scanning

                  VScan review

                  78

                  Vuls

                  Introduction

                  Vuls is a vulnerability scanner for Linux and FreeBSD. It is written in Go, agentless, and can use a remote login to find any software vulnerabilities. It has multiple levels of scanning, from a fast scan up to a deep scan with extensive analysis.

                  Project details

                  Vuls is written in Golang.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 50 contributors
                  • + More than 5000 GitHub stars
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • System hardening
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    Vuls 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

                      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

                        84

                        droopescan

                        Introduction

                        Droopescan can be used to test the security of several Content Management Systems (CMS). It mainly focuses on Drupal, SilverStripe, and Wordpress installations.

                        Project details

                        droopescan is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Web application analysis

                          droopescan review

                          85

                          arch-audit

                          Introduction

                          Arch-audit is a small utility that scans the system for known vulnerabilities on Arch Linux. It can be used by users of the Linux distribution to know when to update and what packages have weaknesses. With Arch Linux being a rolling distribution, this may improve the interval or timing of software patching.

                          Project details

                          arch-audit is written in Rust.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Software management
                            • Vulnerability scanning

                            arch-audit review

                            60

                            Bash Scanner

                            Introduction

                            Bash Scanner is a security tool that does a quick scan to see if there are vulnerable packages. It uses an external service to validate.

                            Project details

                            Bash Scanner is written in shell script.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + Used language is shell script
                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Security assessment
                              • Security monitoring

                              Bash Scanner review

                              76

                              BDA (Big Data Audit)

                              Introduction

                              BDA is a vulnerability scanner for big data tools like Hadoop and Spark. It searches for configuration weaknesses and reports them. Hadoop and Spark are one of the few applications that encounter a lot of data. So by securing these applications, a big leap can be made as it covers a lot of data.

                              Project details

                              BDA is written in Python.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Application testing
                                • Vulnerability scanning
                                • Vulnerability testing

                                BDA review

                                78

                                Intrigue Core

                                Introduction

                                Intrigue Core provides a framework to measure the attack surface of an environment. This includes discovering infrastructure and applications, performing security research, and doing vulnerability discovery.

                                Intrigue also allows enriching available data and perform OSINT research (open source intelligence). The related scans include DNS subdomain brute-forcing, email harvesting, IP geolocation, port scanning, and using public search engines like Censys, Shodan, and Bing.

                                Project details

                                Intrigue Core is written in Ruby.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Asset discovery
                                  • Attack surface measurement
                                  • Intelligence gathering
                                  • OSINT research
                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Security assessment

                                  Intrigue Core review

                                  64

                                  JexBoss

                                  Introduction

                                  JexBoss is a security tool to verify and exploit vulnerabilities in JBoss applications. It can be used for security assignments and pentests.

                                  Project details

                                  JexBoss is written in Python.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Application security
                                  • Application testing
                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Vulnerability scanning

                                  JexBoss review

                                  78

                                  vulscan

                                  Introduction

                                  Vulscan is a vulnerability scanner which uses the well-known Nmap tool. By enhancing it with offline data from VulDB, it allows for detecting vulnerabilities. The database itself based on information from multiple sources.

                                  Project details

                                  vulscan is written in Lua.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Security assessment
                                  • Vulnerability scanning
                                  • Vulnerability testing

                                  vulscan 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

                                    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

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