Wfuzz alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Wfuzz? During the review of Wfuzz 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. Arachni (web application scanner)
  2. SQLMate (a friend of SQLMap with additional features)
  3. Yasuo (vulnerability scanner for web applications)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Wfuzz.

Alternatives (by score)

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

    SQLMate

    Introduction

    SQLMate is a tool to perform security assessments and vulnerability of web applications. It can discover admin panels of websites, which might be a way to break into a web application. It also has the option for dorking, which means it can find possible vulnerable targets to a particular attack.

    Project details

    SQLMate is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - No releases on GitHub available

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Web application analysis

    SQLMate review

    64

    Yasuo

    Introduction

    Yasuo is a Ruby script that scans for vulnerable and exploitable third-party web applications. There are many remotely exploitable vulnerabilities for web applications and their front-end components. Yasuo helps to make it easier to scan for the weaknesses like remote code execution (RCE), SQL injections, and file inclusions.

    Project details

    Yasuo is written in Ruby.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Penetration testing
      • Vulnerability scanning
      • Web application analysis

      Yasuo review

      93

      ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy)

      Introduction

      ZAP is an intercepting proxy of web traffic. You will need to configure your browser to connect to the web application you wish to test through ZAP.

      Note: Zed Attack Proxy, or ZAP, is also known as zaproxy.

      Project details

      ZAP is written in Java.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 50 contributors
      • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
      • + Many maintainers
      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - Many reported issues are still open

      Typical usage

      • Penetration testing
      • Security assessment
      • Software testing
      • Web application analysis

      ZAP review

      85

      boofuzz

      Introduction

      Boofuzz is a framework written in Python that allows hackers to specify protocol formats and perform fuzzing. It does the heavy lifting of the fuzzing process. It builds on its predecessor Sulley and promises to be much better. Examples include the online documentation, support to extend the tooling, easier installation, and far fewer bugs. It comes with built-in support for serial fuzzing, the ethernet and IP layers, and UDP broadcasts.

      Project details

      boofuzz is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 10 contributors
      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Application fuzzing
        • Vulnerability scanning

        boofuzz review

        67

        Wapiti

        Introduction

        Wapiti is typically used to audit web applications.

        Project details

        Wapiti is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + Project is mature (10+ years)
        • + The source code of this software is available
        • + Well-known tool

          Typical usage

          • Application fuzzing
          • Vulnerability scanning
          • Web application analysis

          Wapiti 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

          74

          WordPress Exploit Framework (WPXF)

          Introduction

          WordPress is still one of the most popular frameworks for websites. A variety of open source tools exist to assess the security of this content management system, and its themes and plugins.

          Project details

          WordPress Exploit Framework is written in Ruby.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 500 GitHub stars
          • + The source code of this software is available
          • - Has longer learning curve

          Typical usage

          • Penetration testing
          • Security assessment
          • Vulnerability scanning
          • Web application analysis

          WordPress Exploit Framework 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

            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

              60

              Kitty

              Introduction

              Kitty is a framework for those who want to do fuzzing unusual targets, like proprietary protocols. Although Kitty itself is not a fuzzing tool, it allows one to build a fuzzing tool.

              Project details

              Kitty is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Application fuzzing

                Kitty review

                68

                Fuzzapi

                Introduction

                Fuzzapi is a security tool to test a REST API using fuzzing. It can be used for security assessments and penetration tests.

                Project details

                Fuzzapi is written in Ruby.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Application fuzzing
                  • Application testing

                  Fuzzapi review

                  64

                  syzkaller

                  Introduction

                  Syzkaller is an unsupervised coverage-guided Linux kernel fuzzer. It tests kernel system calls (syscall) to see how they respond to unexpected data.

                  Project details

                  syzkaller is written in Golang.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 25 contributors
                  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Application fuzzing
                    • Application testing

                    syzkaller 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

                      64

                      shcheck (Security Header Check)

                      Introduction

                      This simple tool is a good option to test if advised HTTP headers are available on web application and websites. It can be used as a defensive measure during development, or offensive to find weaknesses in existing applications.

                      Project details

                      shcheck is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + Very low number of dependencies
                      • + The source code of this software is available
                      • - No releases on GitHub available

                      Typical usage

                      • Application security
                      • Web application analysis

                      shcheck review

                      74

                      WhatWeb

                      Introduction

                      WhatWeb can be used stealthy and fast to determine what technologies are used on a particular website or web application. This process called fingerprinting can tell a lot about how it was build and possible weaknesses it might have. The tool can be used in different levels, from stealthy to very aggressive. This last one is useful in penetration tests or during development.

                      Project details

                      WhatWeb is written in Ruby.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + More than 25 contributors
                      • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Reconnaissance
                        • Web application analysis

                        WhatWeb review

                        60

                        wig (WebApp Information Gatherer)

                        Introduction

                        Wig is a security tool to discover what particular software is for a web application or website. It can detect several Content Management Systems (CMS) and other administrative applications. This may be useful for those performing reconnaissance or information gathering, like during a penetration test of security assessment.

                        Project details

                        wig is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available
                        • - No updates for a while
                        • - Full name of author is unknown

                        Typical usage

                        • Application fingerprinting
                        • Information gathering
                        • Reconnaissance
                        • Web application analysis

                        wig review

                        78

                        JoomScan

                        Introduction

                        JoomScan could be used to test your Joomla installation or during security assessments. As it has a primary focus on Joomla, it may provide better results than generic vulnerability scanners.

                        Project details

                        JoomScan is written in Perl.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Vulnerability scanning
                          • Vulnerability testing

                          JoomScan review

                          60

                          XSSER

                          Introduction

                          XXSER helps to get from XSS to Remote Code Execution (RCE). It provides custom tools and payloads integrated with Metasploit's Meterpreter. The goal is to automate as much as possible.

                          Project details

                          XSSER is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available
                          • - Minimal or no documentation available

                          Typical usage

                          • Penetration testing
                          • Security assessment
                          • Web application analysis

                          XSSER review

                          74

                          django-security

                          Introduction

                          Django-security is an extension for developers seeking more security measures in their Django project. The toolkit can set or activate particular settings improving security. Examples of these settings include the use of particular HTTP headers that increase the security defenses of the web application.

                          Part of the toolkit is middleware to enforce password strength, set the do-not-track header, enable content security policy (CSP), enable privacy policy (P3P), limit session length, use HTTPS (HSTS), XSS protection, and more.

                          Project details

                          django-security is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + More than 10 contributors
                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Application security

                            django-security review

                            60

                            seespee

                            Introduction

                            Seespee helps to crawl a website and define a suitable Content Security Policy (CSP). The related Content-Security-Policy header can be added with the discovered value. This header defines what local and external resources can be loaded on a website.

                            Project details

                            seespee is written in JavaScript.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Application security

                              seespee review

                              60

                              0d1n

                              Introduction

                              0d1n is useful to perform brute-force login attempts for authentication forms. It can discover useful directory names by using a predefined list of paths. With options to use a random proxy per request and load CSRF tokens, it is a tool that can be used in different type of assignments.

                              Project details

                              0d1n is written in C.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Information gathering
                                • Penetration testing
                                • Security assessment
                                • Vulnerability scanning

                                0d1n review

                                76

                                dirsearch

                                Introduction

                                Dirsearch is a tool to guide security professionals to find possible information leaks or sensitive data. It does this by looking for directory and file names.

                                Project details

                                dirsearch is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + More than 10 contributors
                                • + More than 500 GitHub stars
                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Information gathering
                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Security assessment

                                  dirsearch review

                                  60

                                  aiodnsbrute (Async DNS Brute)

                                  Introduction

                                  When a project requires resolving or guessing host names, then this tool is a great addition to the toolkit. It focuses on 'fast' by using asynchronous operations. The list of names to try is provided with a wordlist.

                                  Project details

                                  aiodnsbrute is written in Python.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + Very low number of dependencies
                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Network scanning
                                    • Penetration testing

                                    aiodnsbrute review

                                    85

                                    Crowbar

                                    Introduction

                                    While most brute forcing tools take a similar approach, Crowbar can use different methods that are not always available in other utilities. For example, Crowbar can use SSH keys, instead of the typical username and password combination. This might be useful during penetration testing when these type of details are discovered.

                                    Project details

                                    Crowbar is written in Python.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + The source code of this software is available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Penetration testing

                                      Crowbar review

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