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Tool and Usage

Vuls is a vulnerability scanner for Linux and FreeBSD. It is written in Go, agentless, and does a remote login to find any software vulnerabilities.

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Additional information

The Vuls project started early in 2016. It gained direct momentum on GitHub in the number of stars and issues created.

Usage and audience

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

Tool review

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


  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

History and highlights

  • First project release on GitHub (version 0.1.0)

Author and Maintainers

Vuls is under development by Kota Kanbe.


Support operating systems

Vuls is known to work on FreeBSD and Linux.

Vuls alternatives

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Project details
Latest release0.4.2 [2017-12-01]
Last updatedDec. 4, 2017

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