w3af is an open source web application security scanner which helps developers and penetration testers identify and exploit vulnerabilities in their web applications.
The scanner is able to identify 200+ vulnerabilities, including Cross-Site Scripting, SQL injection and OS commanding.
Identify and exploit a SQL injection
One of the most difficult parts of securing your application is to identify the vulnerable parameters and define the real risk. This video shows how to easily identify and exploit SQL injection vulnerabilities. As bonus the video shows how to extract information using web application payloads.
Want to know more about the low-level features provided by our framework? Go through our features page in order to understand what’s under the hood.
Vulnerabilities are identified using plugins, which are short and sweet pieces of Python code that send specially crafted HTTP requests to forms and query string parameters to identify errors and mis-configurations.
Easy to use for novice users, fully customizable for hackers and developers. We’ve built it that way.
Besides the automated scanning features w3af’s GUI provides expert tools which allow the advanced users to manually craft and send custom HTTP requests, generate requests in an automated manner, cluster HTTP responses and more!