Yasuo alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Yasuo? During the review of Yasuo 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. w3af (web application attack and audit framework)
  2. Arachni (web application scanner)
  3. Wapiti (vulnerability scanner for web applications)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Yasuo.

Alternatives (by score)

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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

    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

      59

      Wapiti

      Introduction

      Wapiti is typically used to audit web applications.

      Project details

      Wapiti is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available
      • + Well-known tool

        Typical usage

        • Application fuzzing
        • Vulnerability scanning
        • Web application analysis

        Wapiti review

        88

        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

        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

        60

        Whitewidow

        Introduction

        Whitewidow is a security tool to perform automated SQL vulnerability scans. It can be used during penetration tests or for security assessments.

        Project details

        Whitewidow is written in Ruby.

        Strengths and weaknesses

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

          Typical usage

          • Application security
          • Penetration testing
          • Vulnerability scanning

          Whitewidow 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

            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

              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

                84

                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

                  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

                    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

                        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

                            89

                            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

                                  85

                                  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

                                    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

                                    93

                                    Pocsuite

                                    Introduction

                                    Pocsuite is a remote vulnerability testing and development framework. It can be used by penetration testers and vulnerability researchers.

                                    Project details

                                    Pocsuite is written in Python.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Vulnerability development
                                      • Vulnerability testing

                                      Pocsuite review

                                      78

                                      vFeed

                                      Introduction

                                      vFeed consists of a database and utilities to store vulnerability data. It uses third-party references and data, which then can be used to see if a software component has a known vulnerability. The data itself is enriched by cross-checking it and store additional details about the vulnerabilities.

                                      The vFeed tooling has an API available with JSON output. It can be used by security researchers and practitioners to validate vulnerabilities and retrieve all available details.

                                      Project details

                                      vFeed is written in Python.

                                      Strengths and weaknesses

                                      • + Commercial support available
                                      • + The source code of this software is available

                                        Typical usage

                                        • Security assessment
                                        • Vulnerability scanning

                                        vFeed review

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