wpvulndb_cmd alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace wpvulndb_cmd? During the review of wpvulndb_cmd 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. Vane (WordPress vulnerability scanner)
  2. Anchore (container analysis and inspection)
  3. Archery (vulnerability assessment and management)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to wpvulndb_cmd.

Alternatives (by score)

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

    Anchore

    Introduction

    Anchore is a tool to help with discovering, analyzing and certifying container images. These images can be stored both on-premises or in the cloud. The tooling is mainly focused on developer so that perform analysis on their container images. Typical actions include running queries, creating reports, or set up policies for a continuous integration and deployment pipeline.

    Project details

    Anchore is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

      Typical usage

      • System hardening

      Anchore 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

        64

        AutoNessus (autonessus)

        Introduction

        This tool is useful to time scans, for example by having it run outside of business hours, and stop when the day starts.

        Note: originally another tool was named AutoNessus. That is now Seccubus.

        Project details

        AutoNessus is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

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

        Typical usage

        • Vulnerability scanning

        AutoNessus 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

        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

          64

          Damn Small FI Scanner (DSFS)

          Introduction

          None

          Project details

          Damn Small FI Scanner is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Security assessment
            • Vulnerability scanning

            Damn Small FI Scanner review

            64

            Damn Small JS Scanner (DSJS)

            Introduction

            None

            Project details

            Damn Small JS Scanner is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment

              Damn Small JS Scanner review

              60

              Jackhammer

              Introduction

              The tool uses RBAC (Role Based Access Control) with different levels of access. Jackhammer uses several tools to do dynamic and static code analysis (e.g. for Java, Ruby, Python, and Nodejs). It checks also for vulnerabilities in libraries. Due to its modular architecture, it can use several scanners out of the box, with options to add your own.

              The Jackhammer project was initially added to GitHub on the 8th of May, 2017.

              Project details

              Jackhammer is written in Ruby.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Collaboration
                • Information sharing

                Jackhammer 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

                  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

                  • + 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

                    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

                      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

                      89

                      OpenSCAP

                      Introduction

                      The OpenSCAP project provides a wide variety of hardening guides, configuration baselines, and tools to test for vulnerabilities and configuration issues. It uses SCAP as the protocol to store the underlying data.

                      Project details

                      OpenSCAP is written in C.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + More than 25 contributors
                      • + The source code of this software is available
                      • + Supported by a large company

                        Typical usage

                        • Security assessment
                        • Vulnerability scanning

                        OpenSCAP 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

                          64

                          portSpider

                          Introduction

                          portSpider is a security tool to scan network ranges and find open ports. The goal of the tool is to find vulnerable services.

                          Project details

                          portSpider is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Network scanning
                            • Vulnerability scanning

                            portSpider 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

                              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

                              74

                              Seccubus

                              Introduction

                              Supported engines and tools:

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

                              Project details

                              89

                              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

                              85

                              ssh_scan

                              Introduction

                              This tool is light on its dependencies, as it only uses Ruby and BinData. The scanner is simple to use, as it is limited in the number of parameters and options. There is also the ability to show the results on the screen or export the data to a JSON file. The latter is great if you want to do further processing of the details, or simply store them for later comparison.

                              Project details

                              ssh_scan is written in Ruby.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + More than 10 contributors
                              • + Many releases available
                              • + The source code of this software is available
                              • + Supported by a large company

                                Typical usage

                                • Penetration testing
                                • Security assessment
                                • System hardening
                                • Vulnerability scanning

                                ssh_scan review

                                97

                                testssl.sh

                                Introduction

                                Key features of testssl.sh include:

                                • Clear output: you can tell easily whether anything is good or bad
                                • Ease of installation: It works for Linux, Darwin, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MSYS2/Cygwin out of the box: no need to install or configure something, no gems, CPAN, pip or the like.
                                • Flexibility: You can test any SSL/TLS enabled and STARTTLS service, not only webservers at port 443
                                • Toolbox: Several command line options help you to run YOUR test and configure YOUR output
                                • Reliability: features are tested thoroughly
                                • Verbosity: If a particular check cannot be performed because of a missing capability on your client side, you'll get a warning
                                • Privacy: It's only you who sees the result, not a third party
                                • Freedom: It's 100% open source. You can look at the code, see what's going on and you can change it.

                                Project details

                                testssl.sh is written in shell script.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Application testing
                                  • Configuration audit

                                  testssl.sh review

                                  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

                                  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

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