Penetration Testing Tools / Security Audit ToolsPosted by admin on Sep 14, 2012 in Security Blog • No comments
Security Audit Tools
1) Google Reconnaissance
Domain to search for: (e.g. security-audit.com)
- Search for directory listing vulnerabilities
- Search for configuration files
- Search for database files
- Search for log files
- Search for backup and old files
- Search for login pages
- Search for SQL errors
- Search for publicly exposed documents
- Search for phpinfo()
There are a large amount of penetration testing tools to choose from on the market. The security audit tools below have been selected to cover a range of testing techniques from web based testing to network mapping, but the list is by no means complete, as there are hundreds of different tools to use for specific tests. We have also included download links where possible.
This is the free version of the metasploit package, one of the best pieces of software around for Windows, Linux and Mac systems. Metasploit allows you to quickly search for and execute exploits against a target.
OpenVAS is one of the worlds most advanced open source vulnerability scanners. You can read about the openvas online scanner here. A project contributed by many security professionals globally, this tools gives great accurate scan results, and allows you to manage and report your findings.
Although this is not a free tool, it has a bunch of incredibly effective scan engines that will rank amongst the best of the vulnerability scanners available on the market. Initially developed as an open source project up until 2008.
Snort is one of the original defsec IDS systems, going way back to the early security scene on the internet. It’s incredibly effective, be sure to check it out!
Formerly BackTrack, the team have now rebranded as Kali Linux, an incredible Live CD or USB security distro, with a large amount of open source tools, bundled into a user friendly Linux distribution.
Netcat (1998) now essentially replaced by Nmap’s Ncat is a simple TCP/UDP transmitter/receiver, allowing you to capture and listen for connections using it’s port binding feature, with script and debugging support.
Nmap is an advanced and extremely fast port scanner, now available in GUI form under the name of Zenmap (http://nmap.org/zenmap/). This tools is great for fast network service and port identification.
Burp Suite is a collection of Burp tools developed by portswigger. A fast a powerful vulnerability scanner with scripting support and debuging engines, this is a great security audit tool.
Nikto is a free opensource web vulnerability scanner, which is extremely fast, light and capable of identifying over 6400 web flaws on common web servers like Apache.
10) W3af Download
W3af is growing in popularity as it’s another extremely fast web vulnerability framework to help you exploit web applications, be sure to check it out.
We highly advising using penetration testing tools ONLY if you know what you are doing with them. When performing a security audit with tools such as these, you need a full understanding of them to interpret the results, please be sure to contact us if you require a professional penetration test conducted on your website.