Category Archives: Scanning Tools

Retina

http://www.eeye.com/Products/Retina/Community# Retina Network Community, a free vulnerability scanner for up to 128 IPs gives you powerful vulnerability assessment across your entire environment. With Retina Network Community you can: Reduce risk and improve security with complete vulnerability scanning across operating systems, applications, devices, and virtual environments. Comprehensive vulnerability database that includes zero-days and is continually updated […]

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sqlmap

For a small but powerful sql injection scanner I would suggest using sqlmap. http://sqlmap.sourceforge.net/

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XSS Scanner

http://www.acunetix.com/

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OpenVAS

The Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution. The actual security scanner is accompanied with a daily updated feed of Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs), over 20,000 in total (as of January 2011). All OpenVAS products are Free Software. […]

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w3af

http://w3af.sourceforge.net/   w3af is a Web Application Attack and Audit Framework. The project’s goal is to create a framework to find and exploit web application vulnerabilities that is easy to use and extend. On CentOS it installed without a hitch however, running from the icon in the launcher menu did not work. When running from […]

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Metasploit

http://www.metasploit.com/   The Metasploit® Framework is a free, open source penetration testing solution developed by the open source community & Rapid7. The Metasploit Framework is the de-facto standard for penetration testing with more than one million unique downloads per year and the world’s largest, public database of quality assured exploits.  

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Scrawlr

This tool looked promising but unfortunately the trial version was so crippled that I could not get it to run against any of my sites. For an opensource alternative I would use sqlmap, or w3af   https://h30406.www3.hp.com/campaigns/2008/wwcampaign/1-57C4K/index.php   Scrawlr, developed by the HP Web Security Research Group in coordination with the MSRC, is short for SQL […]

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Wapiti

http://wapiti.sourceforge.net/   Wapiti allows you to audit the security of your web applications. It performs “black-box” scans, i.e. it does not study the source code of the application but will scans the webpages of the deployed webapp, looking for scripts and forms where it can inject data. Once it gets this list, Wapiti acts like […]

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