Vulnerability Testing

Define, identify, and classify the security holes (vulnerabilities) in a computer, network, or communications infrastructure along with forecasting the effectiveness of proposed countermeasures and evaluate their actual effectiveness.

BBQSQL Package Description

Blind SQL injection can be a pain to exploit. When the available tools work they work well, but when they don’t you have to write something custom. This is time-consuming and tedious. BBQSQL can help you address those issues.

BBQSQL is a blind SQL injection framework written in Python. It is extremely useful when attacking tricky SQL injection vulnerabilities. BBQSQL is also a semi-automatic tool, allowing quite a bit of customization for those hard to trigger SQL injection findings. The tool is built to be database agnostic and is extremely versatile. It also has an intuitive UI to make setting up attacks much easier. Python gevent is also implemented, making BBQSQL extremely fast.

Similar to other SQL injection tools you provide certain request information.

Must provide the usual information:

  • URL
  • HTTP Method
  • Headers
  • Cookies
  • Encoding methods
  • Redirect behavior
  • Files
  • HTTP Auth
  • Proxies

Then specify where the injection is going and what syntax we are injecting.

BED Package Description

BED is a program which is designed to check daemons for potential buffer overflows, format strings et. al.

cisco-auditing-tool Package Description

Perl script which scans cisco routers for common vulnerabilities.

cisco-global-exploiter Package Description

Cisco Global Exploiter (CGE), is an advanced, simple and fast security testing tool.

cisco-ocs Package Description

A mass Cisco scanning tool.

cisco-torch Package Description

Cisco Torch mass scanning, fingerprinting, and exploitation tool was written while working on the next edition of the “Hacking Exposed Cisco Networks”, since the tools available on the market could not meet our needs.

The main feature that makes Cisco-torch different from similar tools is the extensive use of forking to launch multiple scanning processes on the background for maximum scanning efficiency. Also, it uses several methods of application layer fingerprinting simultaneously, if needed. We wanted something fast to discover remote Cisco hosts running Telnet, SSH, Web, NTP and SNMP services and launch dictionary attacks against the services discovered.

copy-router-config Package Description

Copies configuration files from Cisco devices running SNMP.

DBPwAudit Package Description

DBPwAudit is a Java tool that allows you to perform online audits of password quality for several database engines. The application design allows for easy adding of additional database drivers by simply copying new JDBC drivers to the jdbc directory. Configuration is performed in two files, the aliases.conf file is used to map drivers to aliases and the rules.conf tells the application how to handle error messages from the scan.

The tool has been tested and known to work with:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005
  • Oracle 8/9/10/11
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database
  • MySQL

The tool is pre-configured for these drivers but does not ship with them, due to licensing issues.

Doona Package Description

Doona is a fork of the Bruteforce Exploit Detector Tool (BED). BED is a program which is designed to check daemons for potential buffer overflows, format string bugs etc. Doona is Australian for duvet. It adds a significant number of features/changes to BED.

dotdotpwn Package Description

It’s a very flexible intelligent fuzzer to discover traversal directory vulnerabilities in software such as HTTP/FTP/TFTP servers, Web platforms such as CMSs, ERPs, Blogs, etc.

Also, it has a protocol-independent module to send the desired payload to the host and port specified. On the other hand, it also could be used in a scripting way using the STDOUT module.

It’s written in perl programming language and can be run either under *NIX or Windows platforms. It’s the first Mexican tool included in BackTrack Linux (BT4 R2).

Fuzzing modules supported in this version:

  • HTTP
  • FTP
  • TFTP
  • Payload (Protocol independent)

HexorBase Package Description

HexorBase is a database application designed for administering and auditing multiple database servers simultaneously from a centralized location, it is capable of performing SQL queries and bruteforce attacks against common database servers (MySQL, SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL ). HexorBase allows packet routing through proxies or even metasploit pivoting antics to communicate with remotely inaccessible servers which are hidden within local subnets.

Inguma Package Description

Inguma is a penetration testing toolkit entirely written in python. The framework includes modules to discover hosts, gather information about, fuzz targets, brute force user names and passwords and, of course, exploits.

While the current exploitation capabilities in Inguma may be limited, this program provides numerous tools for information gathering and target auditing.

jSQL Package Description

jSQL Injection is a lightweight application used to find database information from a distant server. jSQL is free, open source and cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris).

Lynis is an open source security auditing tool. Its main goal is to audit and harden Unix and Linux based systems. It scans the system by performing many security control checks. Examples include searching for installed software and determine possible configuration flaws.

Many tests are part of common security guidelines and standards, with on top additional security tests. After the scan a report will be displayed with all discovered findings. To provide you with initial guidance, a link is shared to the related Lynis control.

Nmap Package Description

Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. In addition to the classic command-line Nmap executable, the Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer (Zenmap), a flexible data transfer, redirection, and debugging tool (Ncat), a utility for comparing scan results (Ndiff), and a packet generation and response analysis tool (Nping).

Nmap was named “Security Product of the Year” by Linux Journal, Info World, LinuxQuestions.Org, and Codetalker Digest. It was even featured in twelve movies, including The Matrix Reloaded, Die Hard 4, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and The Bourne Ultimatum.

Nmap is …

  • Flexible: Supports dozens of advanced techniques for mapping out networks filled with IP filters, firewalls, routers, and other obstacles. This includes many port scanning mechanisms (both TCP & UDP), OS detection, version detection, ping sweeps, and more. See the documentation page.
  • Powerful: Nmap has been used to scan huge networks of literally hundreds of thousands of machines.
  • Portable: Most operating systems are supported, including Linux, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, IRIX, Mac OS X, HP-UX, NetBSD, Sun OS, Amiga, and more.
  • Easy: While Nmap offers a rich set of advanced features for power users, you can start out as simply as “nmap -v -A targethost”. Both traditional command line and graphical (GUI) versions are available to suit your preference. Binaries are available for those who do not wish to compile Nmap from source.
  • Free: The primary goals of the Nmap Project is to help make the Internet a little more secure and to provide administrators/auditors/hackers with an advanced tool for exploring their networks. Nmap is available for free download, and also comes with full source code that you may modify and redistribute under the terms of the license.
  • Well Documented: Significant effort has been put into comprehensive and up-to-date man pages, whitepapers, tutorials, and even a whole book! Find them in multiple languages here.
  • Supported: While Nmap comes with no warranty, it is well supported by a vibrant community of developers and users. Most of this interaction occurs on the Nmap mailing lists. Most bug reports and questions should be sent to the nmap-dev list, but only after you read the guidelines. We recommend that all users subscribe to the low-traffic nmap-hackers announcement list. You can also find Nmap on Facebook and Twitter. For real-time chat, join the #nmap channel on Freenode or EFNet.
  • Acclaimed: Nmap has won numerous awards, including “Information Security Product of the Year” by Linux Journal, Info World and Codetalker Digest. It has been featured in hundreds of magazine articles, several movies, dozens of books, and one comic book series. Visit the press page for further details.
  • Popular: Thousands of people download Nmap every day, and it is included with many operating systems (Redhat Linux, Debian Linux, Gentoo, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc). It is among the top ten (out of 30,000) programs at the Freshmeat.Net repository. This is important because it lends Nmap its vibrant development and user support communities.

ohrwurm Package Description

ohrwurm is a small and simple RTP fuzzer that has been successfully tested on a small number of SIP phones. Features:

  • reads SIP messages to get information of the RTP port numbers
  • reading SIP can be omitted by providing the RTP port numbers, sothat any RTP traffic can be fuzzed
  • RTCP traffic can be suppressed to avoid that codecs
  • learn about the “noisy line”
  • special care is taken to break RTP handling itself
  • the RTP payload is fuzzed with a constant BER
  • the BER is configurable
  • requires arpspoof from dsniff to do the MITM attack
  • requires both phones to be in a switched LAN (GW operation only works partially)

openvas Package Description

OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution. The framework is part of Greenbone Networks’ commercial vulnerability management solution from which developments are contributed to the Open Source community since 2009.

The actual security scanner is accompanied with a regularly updated feed of Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs), over 50,000 in total.

All OpenVAS products are Free Software. Most components are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).

Oscanner Package Description

Oscanner is an Oracle assessment framework developed in Java. It has a plugin-based architecture and comes with a couple of plugins that currently do:

  • Sid Enumeration
  • Passwords tests (common & dictionary)
  • Enumerate Oracle version
  • Enumerate account roles
  • Enumerate account privileges
  • Enumerate account hashes
  • Enumerate audit information
  • Enumerate password policies
  • Enumerate database links

Powerfuzzer Package Description

Powerfuzzer is a highly automated and fully customizable web fuzzer (HTTP protocol based application fuzzer) based on many other Open Source fuzzers available and information gathered from numerous security resources and websites. It was designed to be user friendly, modern, effective and working.

Currently, it is capable of identifying these problems:

  • Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Injections (SQL, LDAP, code, commands, and XPATH)
  • CRLF
  • HTTP 500 statuses (usually indicative of a possible misconfiguration/security flaw incl. buffer overflow)

Designed and coded to be modular and extendable. Adding new checks should simply entail adding new methods.

sfuzz Package Description

simple fuzz is exactly what it sounds like – a simple fuzzer. don’t mistake simple with a lack of fuzz capability. this fuzzer has two network modes of operation, an output mode for developing command line fuzzing scripts, as well as taking fuzzing strings from literals and building strings from sequences.

simple fuzz is built to fill a need – the need for a quickly configurable black box testing utility that doesn’t require intimate knowledge of the inner workings of C or require specialized software rigs. the aim is to just provide a simple interface, clear inputs/outputs, and reusability.


  • simple script language for creating test cases
  • support for repeating strings as well as fixed strings (‘sequences’ vs. ‘literals’)
  • variables within test cases (ex: strings to be replaced with different strings)
  • tcp and udp payload transport (icmp support tbd)
  • binary substitution support (see basic.a11 for more information)
  • plugin support (NEW!) see plugin.txt for more information.
  • previous packet contents inclusion

SidGuesser Package Description

Guesses sids/instances against an Oracle database according to a predefined dictionary file. The speed is slow (80-100 guesses per second) but it does the job.

SIPArmyKnife Package Description

SIP Army Knife is a fuzzer that searches for cross site scripting, SQL injection, log injection, format strings, buffer overflows, and more.

sqlmap Package Description

sqlmap is an open source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers. It comes with a powerful detection engine, many niche features for the ultimate penetration tester and a broad range of switches lasting from database fingerprinting, over data fetching from the database, to accessing the underlying file system and executing commands on the operating system via out-of-band connections.


  • Full support for MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, IBM DB2, SQLite, Firebird, Sybase and SAP MaxDB database management systems.
  • Full support for six SQL injection techniques: boolean-based blind, time-based blind, error-based, UNION query, stacked queries and out-of-band.
  • Support to directly connect to the database without passing via a SQL injection, by providing DBMS credentials, IP address, port and database name.
  • Support to enumerate users, password hashes, privileges, roles, databases, tables and columns.
  • Automatic recognition of password hash formats and support for cracking them using a dictionary-based attack.
  • Support to dump database tables entirely, a range of entries or specific columns as per user’s choice. The user can also choose to dump only a range of characters from each column’s entry.
  • Support to search for specific database names, specific tables across all databases or specific columns across all databases’ tables. This is useful, for instance, to identify tables containing custom application credentials where relevant columns’ names contain string like name and pass.
  • Support to download and upload any file from the database server underlying file system when the database software is MySQL, PostgreSQL or Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Support to execute arbitrary commands and retrieve their standard output on the database server underlying operating system when the database software is MySQL, PostgreSQL or Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Support to establish an out-of-band stateful TCP connection between the attacker machine and the database server underlying operating system. This channel can be an interactive command prompt, a Meterpreter session or a graphical user interface (VNC) session as per user’s choice.
  • Support for database process’ user privilege escalation via Metasploit’s Meterpreter getsystem command.

Sqlninja Package Description

Fancy going from a SQL Injection on Microsoft SQL Server to a full GUI access on the DB? Take a few new SQL Injection tricks, add a couple of remote shots in the registry to disable Data Execution Prevention, mix with a little Perl that automatically generates a debug script, put all this in a shaker with a Metasploit wrapper, shake well and you have just one of the attack modules of sqlninja!

Sqlninja is a tool targeted to exploit SQL Injection vulnerabilities on a web application that uses Microsoft SQL Server as its back-end.

Its main goal is to provide a remote access on the vulnerable DB server, even in a very hostile environment. It should be used by penetration testers to help and automate the process of taking over a DB Server when a SQL Injection vulnerability has been discovered.

sqlsus Package Description

sqlsus is an open source MySQL injection and takeover tool, written in perl.

Via a command line interface, you can retrieve the database(s) structure, inject your own SQL queries (even complex ones), download files from the web server, crawl the website for writable directories, upload and control a backdoor, clone the database(s), and much more…

Whenever relevant, sqlsus will mimic a MySQL console output.

sqlsus focuses on speed and efficiency, optimizing the available injection space, making the best use (I can think of) of MySQL functions. It uses stacked subqueries and an powerful blind injection algorithm to maximize the data gathered per web server hit. Using multi-threading on top of that, sqlsus is an extremely fast database dumper, be it for inband or blind injection.

If the privileges are high enough, sqlsus will be a great help for uploading a backdoor through the injection point, and takeover the web server.

It uses SQLite as a backend, for an easier use of what has been dumped, and integrates a lot of usual features (see below) such as cookie support, socks/http proxying, https.

THC-IPV6 Package Description

A complete tool set to attack the inherent protocol weaknesses of IPV6 and ICMP6, and includes an easy to use packet factory library.

tnscmd10g Package Description

A tool to prod the oracle tnslsnr process on port 1521/tcp.

unix-privesc-check Package Description

Unix-privesc-checker is a script that runs on Unix systems (tested on Solaris 9, HPUX 11, Various Linuxes, FreeBSD 6.2). It tries to find misconfigurations that could allow local unprivileged users to escalate privileges to other users or to access local apps (e.g. databases). It is written as a single shell script so it can be easily uploaded and run (as opposed to un-tarred, compiled and installed). It can run either as a normal user or as root (obviously it does a better job when running as root because it can read more files).

Yersinia Package Description

Yersinia is a framework for performing layer 2 attacks. It is designed to take advantage of some weakeness in different network protocols. It pretends to be a solid framework for analyzing and testing the deployed networks and systems. Attacks for the following network protocols are implemented in this particular release:

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
  • Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP)
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
  • 802.1q
  • 802.1x
  • Inter-Switch Link Protocol (ISL)
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)