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. Pybelt (pentest toolkit)

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

74

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

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

    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

    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

        93

        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

          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

          96

          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

            97

            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

              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

                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

                  100

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        60

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              • OSINT research
                              • Asset discovery
                              • Attack surface measurement
                              • Intelligence gathering
                              • 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

                              97

                              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

                                60

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

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