Vulnreport alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Vulnreport? During the review of Vulnreport 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. Faraday (collaboration tool for penetration testing)
  2. Infection Monkey (security testing for data centers and networks)
  3. ShellPop (toolkit for popping shells)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Vulnreport.

Alternatives (by score)

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Faraday

Introduction

Faraday helps teams to collaborate when working on penetration tests or vulnerability management. It stores related security information in one place, which can be easily tracked and tested by other colleagues.

Project details

Faraday is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + Commercial support available
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Collaboration
    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment
    • Vulnerability scanning

    Faraday review

    100

    Infection Monkey

    Introduction

    This tool is useful for security assessments to test for weaknesses within the network. By automating the exploitation phase as much as possible, it will help finding any weak targets within the boundaries of the data center.

    Project details

    Infection Monkey is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 25 contributors
    • + More than 5000 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Password discovery
      • Service exploitation
      • System exploitation

      Infection Monkey review

      60

      ShellPop

      Introduction

      During a penetration test, you might have an opportunity to gain shell access to a system. This tool helps with crafting the required type of reverse or bind shell for the task. PopShell also helps with encoding, staging, or switching between different protocols.

      Project details

      ShellPop is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Penetration testing

        ShellPop 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

            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

            • + The source code is easy to read and understand
            • + More than 100 contributors
            • + More than 8000 GitHub stars
            • + Tool is easy to use
            • + Available as package (simplified installation)
            • + Commercial support available
            • + 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

                      74

                      Seccubus

                      Introduction

                      Supported engines and tools:

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

                      Project details

                      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

                        100

                        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

                        84

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

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