Whitewidow alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Whitewidow? During the review of Whitewidow 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. Tulpar (web vulnerability scanner)
  2. sqlmap (SQL injection and database takeover tool)
  3. nycto-dork (dork tool with option to scan for SQLi and LFI)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Whitewidow.

Alternatives (by score)

64

Tulpar

Introduction

Tulpar is a vulnerability scanner that can be used to test new or existing web applications. In the former case, it could be helpful to test a new project before it is deployed into production. This could be done by the developer or a security professional. If some web application is already in production, then it might be a good tool to perform regular testing on known vulnerabilities. In this case, it is typically a pentester or security specialist that does the testing.

Project details

Tulpar is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

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

Typical usage

  • Application security
  • Application testing
  • Web application analysis

Tulpar review

81

sqlmap

Introduction

The sqlmap is a well-known tool with an amazing number of GitHub stars (10,000+). It is used by many security professionals around the world to test the security of both web applications and the database that stores the data.

Project details

64

nycto-dork

Introduction

This tool has limited documentation. For that reason, the review is limited at this time.

Project details

nycto-dork is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Minimal or no documentation available
  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • Penetration testing

nycto-dork review

60

Pybelt

Introduction

The pybelt toolkit may be useful during a pentest to simplify the process of scanning. It includes options like port scanning, dork checking, cracking and verification of hashes, and scanning for SQL injections.

Project details

Pybelt is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Pybelt review

    60

    TheDoc

    Introduction

    TheDoc is a tool written in shell-script to automate the usage of sqlmap. It comes with a built-in admin finder and hash cracker, using the Hashcat tool.

    Project details

    TheDoc is written in shell script.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + Used language is shell script
    • + Very low number of dependencies
    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - Full name of author is unknown
    • - Unknown project license

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing

    TheDoc review

    100

    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

      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

        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

        • + More than 50 contributors
        • + Commercial support available
        • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
        • + 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

          78

          Nmap

          Introduction

          Nmap is short for "Network Mapper". It is a free and open source utility for network discovery and security auditing. It was release in September of 1997 by Gordon Lyon, commonly known under his pseudonym "Fyodor".

          Project details

          Nmap is written in C, C++, Lua, Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + Project is mature (10+ years)
          • + The source code of this software is available
          • + Well-known author
          • + Well-known tool
          • - Software usage is restricted (e.g. commercially)

          Typical usage

          • Network scanning
          • Vulnerability scanning

          Nmap 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

            81

            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

              salt-scanner

              Introduction

              Salt-scanner is Linux vulnerability scanner based on Salt Open and Vulners audit API. It has Slack notifications and JIRA integration.

              Project details

              salt-scanner is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

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

              Typical usage

              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment
              • Vulnerability scanning

              salt-scanner review

              64

              Vane

              Introduction

              Vane is a forked project of the now non-free popular WordPress vulnerability scanner WPScan.

              Project details

              Vane is written in Ruby.

              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                Typical usage

                • Application security
                • Web application analysis

                Vane 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

                  78

                  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

                    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

                      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

                      85

                      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

                        60

                        Bash Scanner

                        Introduction

                        Bash Scanner is a security tool that does a quick scan to see if there are vulnerable packages. It uses an external service to validate.

                        Project details

                        Bash Scanner is written in shell script.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + Used language is shell script
                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Security assessment
                          • Security monitoring

                          Bash Scanner review

                          76

                          BDA (Big Data Audit)

                          Introduction

                          BDA is a vulnerability scanner for big data tools like Hadoop and Spark. It searches for configuration weaknesses and reports them. Hadoop and Spark are one of the few applications that encounter a lot of data. So by securing these applications, a big leap can be made as it covers a lot of data.

                          Project details

                          BDA is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Application testing
                            • Vulnerability scanning
                            • Vulnerability testing

                            BDA review

                            68

                            flunym0us

                            Introduction

                            Flunym0us is a security scanner for WordPress and Moodle installations. The tool tests the security of the installation by performing enumeration attempts.

                            Project details

                            flunym0us is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Vulnerability scanning
                              • Web application analysis

                              flunym0us 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

                                • Asset discovery
                                • Attack surface measurement
                                • Intelligence gathering
                                • OSINT research
                                • Penetration testing
                                • Security assessment

                                Intrigue Core review

                                64

                                JexBoss

                                Introduction

                                JexBoss is a security tool to verify and exploit vulnerabilities in JBoss applications. It can be used for security assignments and pentests.

                                Project details

                                JexBoss is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                Typical usage

                                • Application security
                                • Application testing
                                • Penetration testing
                                • Vulnerability scanning

                                JexBoss review

                                78

                                vulscan

                                Introduction

                                Vulscan is a vulnerability scanner which uses the well-known Nmap tool. By enhancing it with offline data from VulDB, it allows for detecting vulnerabilities. The database itself based on information from multiple sources.

                                Project details

                                vulscan is written in Lua.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                Typical usage

                                • Penetration testing
                                • Security assessment
                                • Vulnerability scanning
                                • Vulnerability testing

                                vulscan review

                                81

                                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

                                  Some relevant tool missing as an alternative to Whitewidow? Please contact us with your suggestion.