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Tool and Usage

Vulnix is a security scanner for NixOS. It specifically looks for vulnerabilities in available packages and comes with a command line interface (CLI).

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Why this tool?

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.

Usage and audience

vulnix is commonly used for vulnerability scanning. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.


  • vulnix is written in Python
  • Command line interface

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Vulnix is under development by Maksim Bronsky.


Supported operating systems

Vulnix is known to work on Linux.


Several dependencies are required to use vulnix.

  • click
  • colorama
  • lxml
  • pyyaml
  • requests
  • ZODB

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Project details
Latest release1.0 [2016-07-27]
LicenseBSD 2-clause

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This tool is categorized as a Linux vulnerability scanning tool.

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