vuLnDAP alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace vuLnDAP? During the review of vuLnDAP 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. Damn Small Vulnerable Web (deliberately vulnerable application)
  2. Arachni (web application scanner)
  3. arch-audit (detection of vulnerable packages on Arch Linux)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to vuLnDAP.

Alternatives (by score)

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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

    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

      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

        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

            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

              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

                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

                  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

                  89

                  Seccubus

                  Introduction

                  Supported engines and tools:

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

                  Project details

                  78

                  vFeed

                  Introduction

                  vFeed consists of a database and utilities to store vulnerability data. It uses third-party references and data, which then can be used to see if a software component has a known vulnerability. The data itself is enriched by cross-checking it and store additional details about the vulnerabilities.

                  The vFeed tooling has an API available with JSON output. It can be used by security researchers and practitioners to validate vulnerabilities and retrieve all available details.

                  Project details

                  vFeed is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + Commercial support available
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Security assessment
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    vFeed review

                    60

                    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

                      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

                        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

                            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

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