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. WPScan (WordPress vulnerability scanner)
  3. WPSeku (WordPress vulnerability scanner)

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

    93

    WPScan

    Introduction

    WPScan can scan WordPress installations and determine if there are vulnerabilities in a particular installation.

    Project details

    WPScan is written in Ruby.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 25 contributors
    • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - Software usage is restricted (e.g. commercially)

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment
    • Vulnerability scanning

    WPScan review

    52

    WPSeku

    Introduction

    With WPSeku a WordPress installation can be tested for the presence of security issues. Some examples are cross-site scripting (XSS), sql injection, and local file inclusion. The tool also tests for the presence of default configuration files. These files may reveal version numbers, used themes and plugins.

    Project details

    WPSeku is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - Unknown project license

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment
    • Vulnerability scanning

    WPSeku 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

    Wordpresscan

    Introduction

    Tools like WordPresscan are useful to perform vulnerability scans on the popular WordPress platform. It can be used during development and on existing installations.

    Project details

    Wordpresscan is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Application security
      • Penetration testing
      • Web application analysis

      Wordpresscan 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

        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

          60

          Plecost

          Introduction

          Plecost is a security tool to fingerprint WordPress installations and find available vulnerabilities.

          Project details

          Plecost is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + Screen output is colored
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Web application analysis

            Plecost review

            60

            WPForce

            Introduction

            This toolkit is fairly new and consists of WPForce and Yertle. As the name implies, the first component has the focus on brute force attacking of login credentials. When admin credentials have been found, it is Yertle that allows uploading a shell. Yertle also has post-exploitation modules for further research.

            Project details

            WPForce 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
            • Security assessment
            • Vulnerability scanning

            WPForce review

            60

            droopescan

            Introduction

            Droopescan can be used to test the security of several Content Management Systems (CMS). It mainly focuses on Drupal, SilverStripe, and Wordpress installations.

            Project details

            droopescan is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Web application analysis

              droopescan review

              64

              Anchore Engine

              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 Engine is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + More than 10 contributors
              • + Commercial support available
              • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • System hardening

                Anchore Engine 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

                            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

                              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

                                72

                                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

                                  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

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