vulnerable-node alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace vulnerable-node? During the review of vulnerable-node 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. Susanoo (REST API security testing framework)
  2. arch-audit (detection of vulnerable packages on Arch Linux)
  3. Archery (vulnerability assessment and management)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to vulnerable-node.

Alternatives (by score)

64

Susanoo

Introduction

Susanoo is a security tool to test the security of a REST API. With this focus, it goes beyond the typical attack surface of a web application.

Project details

Susanoo is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • API testing
    • Application testing

    Susanoo review

    60

    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

      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

        89

        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

        68

        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

          85

          detectem

          Introduction

          Detectem can be a good early vulnerability detection system. By scanning regularly the dependencies of web applications, old versions of tools can be detected and upgraded. This tool is also helpful for penetration tests to find out what kind of software components are used.

          Project details

          detectem is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Application security
            • Application testing
            • Reconnaissance
            • Vulnerability scanning

            detectem review

            85

            graudit

            Introduction

            Analysis of source code helps to find programming flaws including those that can lead to software vulnerabilities. Graudit helps to uncover these by searching through the files and discover possible flaws. The tool supports languages like ASP, C, Perl, PHP, Python, and others.

            Project details

            graudit 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
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Code analysis

              graudit 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

                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

                  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

                  96

                  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

                    93

                    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

                        96

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  93

                                  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

                                      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

                                        60

                                        Wordstress

                                        Introduction

                                        WordPress is a popular choice among content management systems (CMS). Powering many websites and blogs, it is also a popular target. So regular updates and security testing can help to reduce the risk. WordStress can help with this testing.

                                        Project details

                                        Wordstress is written in Ruby.

                                        Strengths and weaknesses

                                        • + The source code of this software is available

                                          Typical usage

                                          • Application security
                                          • Vulnerability scanning
                                          • Web application analysis

                                          Wordstress review

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