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 it will scan the webpages of the deployed webapp, looking for scripts and forms where it can inject data.
Once it gets this list, Wapiti acts like a fuzzer, injecting payloads to see if a script is vulnerable.
Wapiti can detect the following vulnerabilities :
File Handling Errors (Local and remote include/require, fopen, readfile…)
- Database Injections (PHP/JSP/ASP SQL Injections and XPath Injections)
- XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Injection
- LDAP Injection
- Command Execution detection (eval(), system(), passtru()…)
- CRLF Injection (HTTP Response Splitting, session fixation…)
Wapiti is able to differentiate punctual and permanent XSS vulnerabilities.
Wapiti prints a warning everytime it founds a script allowing HTTP uploads.
A warning is also issued when a HTTP 500 code is returned (useful for ASP/IIS)
Wapiti does not rely on a vulnerability database like Nikto do, although it integrates its database as a type of attack since the version 2.2.1
Wapiti aims to discover unknown vulnerabilities in web applications.
It does not provide a GUI for the moment and you must use it from a terminal.
Windows, Linux, Mac OS X