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. Archery (vulnerability assessment and management)
  2. CMSeeK (CMS detection and exploitation)
  3. Dagda (vulnerability scanner for Docker containers)

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

Alternatives (by score)

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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

    64

    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

    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

      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

        • OSINT research
        • Asset discovery
        • Attack surface measurement
        • Intelligence gathering
        • 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

            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

                97

                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

                  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

                    100

                    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

                      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

                        78

                        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

                          78

                          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

                            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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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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