vFeed alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace vFeed? During the review of vFeed 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. vulnerability-alerter (retrieve vulnerability data from NIST)
  2. Pocsuite (vulnerability testing and development framework)
  3. SearchSploit (exploit search tool)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to vFeed.

Alternatives (by score)

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vulnerability-alerter

Introduction

Vulnerability-alerter is a security tool to retrieve vulnerability data from NIST's database (NVD). This data can be used to discover recent vulnerabilities.

Project details

vulnerability-alerter is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Vulnerability management
    • Vulnerability testing

    vulnerability-alerter review

    78

    Pocsuite

    Introduction

    Pocsuite is a remote vulnerability testing and development framework. It can be used by penetration testers and vulnerability researchers.

    Project details

    Pocsuite is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

      Typical usage

      • Vulnerability development
      • Vulnerability testing

      Pocsuite review

      74

      SearchSploit

      Introduction

      SearchSploit is a small by OffensiveSecurity to search for exploits and related data in the exploit database (Exploit-DB). This may help penetration testers in their security assignments.

      Project details

      SearchSploit is written in shell script.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code is easy to read and understand
      • + Tool is easy to use
      • + Used language is shell script
      • - Full name of author is unknown

      Typical usage

      • Information gathering
      • Penetration testing
      • Service exploitation
      • System exploitation
      • Vulnerability testing

      SearchSploit review

      64

      VulnFeed

      Introduction

      VulnFeed is a tool that sorts through vulnerability reports, providing a single report that is organized by the applications and services you are interested in.

      Project details

      VulnFeed is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Vulnerability management

        VulnFeed 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

          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

            60

            Pompem

            Introduction

            Pompem is written in Python and helps pentesters to search public sources for vulnerability information and a related exploit.

            Sources

            • CXSecurity
            • National Vulnerability Database
            • PacketStorm security
            • Vulners
            • WPScan Vulnerability Database
            • ZeroDay

            Project details

            Pompem is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Vulnerability scanning

              Pompem review

              60

              vulnix

              Introduction

              Tools like vulnix help with the detection of known weaknesses in packages by leveraging external resources. It can be used as an additional security layer on top of software patch management.

              Project details

              vulnix is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Vulnerability scanning

                vulnix 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

                  64

                  LFI Suite

                  Introduction

                  This tool is a useful addition to the pentesting toolbox of security professionals. It can help discover and exploit any local file inclusion weakness in applications. Upon success, a reverse shell can be used to get access to the system.

                  Project details

                  LFI Suite 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
                  • Web application analysis

                  LFI Suite review

                  64

                  VulnWhisperer

                  Introduction

                  VulnWhisperer helps with the collection of vulnerability data and its reports. The goal of the tool is to make vulnerability data more actionable. It supports scans and data from products like Nessus, Qualys products, OpenVAS, and Tenable.io.

                  Project details

                  VulnWhisperer is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                    Typical usage

                    • Vulnerability management
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    VulnWhisperer 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

                      ThreatPinch Lookup

                      Introduction

                      ThreatPinch helps to speed up collecting information from common resources like CVE databases or public WHOIS data. As it works from the browser, it is a helpful addition for people who have to perform forensics, security monitoring, or system administration. For example, getting the owner of a domain and IP address becomes almost instant knowledge.

                      Project details

                      ThreatPinch Lookup is written in JavaScript.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + Many integration possibilities available
                      • - Unknown project license

                      Typical usage

                      • Information gathering
                      • Threat hunting

                      ThreatPinch Lookup 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

                        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

                          64

                          Damn Small Vulnerable Web (DSVW)

                          Introduction

                          Damn Small Vulnerable Web (DWVW) is a deliberately vulnerable web application to test your exploitation skills. It provides developers and penetration testers a practice tool. For developers, it is good to see common mistakes and create more secure software. Pentesters will be able to improve vulnerability detection and improving their attacks. Hopefully with the end goal of achieving privilege escalation or unauthorized data retrieval.

                          Project details

                          Damn Small Vulnerable Web is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Application testing
                            • Learning
                            • Skill development
                            • Vulnerability testing

                            Damn Small Vulnerable Web 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

                              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

                                89

                                Seccubus

                                Introduction

                                Supported engines and tools:

                                • Nessus
                                • OpenVAS
                                • Nmap
                                • Nikto
                                • Medusa
                                • Qualys SSL labs
                                • SkipFish
                                • SSLyze
                                • testssl.sh
                                • ZAP

                                Project details

                                78

                                vuLnDAP

                                Introduction

                                VuLnDAP is a tool to show what can happen when a web application becomes vulnerable due to the business logic behind it. This tool uses LDAP, a common authentication protocol, to show such weaknesses. This tool helps penetration testers more about LDAP. At the same time, it provides useful insights to web and software developers to create more secure software.

                                Project details

                                vuLnDAP is written in Golang.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Application security
                                  • Learning
                                  • Penetration testing

                                  vuLnDAP review

                                  74

                                  Vulnreport

                                  Introduction

                                  Vulnreport is a platform to deal with penetration test results. The tool formats them and provides actionable findings reports. The platform is strong in focusing on automation, to reduce the time spent by engineers.

                                  Project details

                                  Vulnreport is written in Ruby.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Security reviews
                                    • Vulnerability management
                                    • Vulnerability scanning

                                    Vulnreport review

                                    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

                                    100

                                    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

                                      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

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