Wapiti – Advance Web Vulnerability Scanner

Wapiti - Advance Black Box Web Vulnerability Scanner

About Wapiti

Wapiti is web application security that allows you to audit the security of your websites or web applications.

It performs “black-box” scans (it does not study the source code) of the web application by crawling the webpages of the deployed webapp, looking for scripts and forms where it can inject data.

Once it gets the list of URLs, forms and their inputs, Wapiti acts like a fuzzer, injecting payloads to see if a script is vulnerable.

How it Works?

  • Scanning the pages of the web application
  • Extracting links and forms
  • Attacking the scripts
  • Sending payloads and looking for error messages, special strings or abnormal behaviors.
  • Automatically generate report after scanning is complete.

General features

  • Generates vulnerability reports in various formats (HTML, XML, JSON, TXT, CSV).
  • Can suspend and resume a scan or an attack (session mechanism using sqlite3 databases).
  • Can give you colors in the terminal to highlight vulnerabilities.
  • Different levels of verbosity.
  • Fast and easy way to activate/deactivate attack modules.
  • Adding a payload can be as easy as adding a line to a text file.
  • Configurable number of concurrent tasks to perform HTTP requests.

Browsing features

  • Support HTTP, HTTPS and SOCKS5 proxies.
  • Authentication on the target via several methods : Basic, Digest, NTLM or GET/POST on login forms.
  • Ability to restrain the scope of the scan (domain, folder, page, url).
  • Automatic removal of one or more parameters in URLs.
  • Multiple safeguards against scan endless-loops (for example, limit of values for a parameter).
  • Possibility to set the first URLs to explore (even if not in scope).
  • Can exclude some URLs of the scan and attacks (eg: logout URL).
  • Import cookies from your Chrome or Firefox browser or using the wapiti-getcookie tool.
  • Can activate / deactivate SSL certificates verification.
  • Extract URLs from Flash SWF files.
  • Try to extract URLs from javascript (very basic JS interpreter).
  • HTML5 aware (understand recent HTML tags).
  • Several options to control the crawler behavior and limits.
  • Skipping some parameter names during attack.
  • Setting a maximum time for the scan process.
  • Adding some custom HTTP headers or setting a custom User-Agent.

Supported attacks

  • SQL Injections (Error based, boolean based, time based) and XPath Injections
  • Cross Site Scripting (XSS) reflected and permanent
  • File disclosure detection (local and remote include, require, fopen, readfile…)
  • Command Execution detection (eval(), system(), passtru()…)
  • XXE (Xml eXternal Entity) injection
  • CRLF Injection
  • Search for potentially dangerous files on the server (thank to the Nikto db)
  • Bypass of weak htaccess configurations
  • Search for copies (backup) of scripts on the server
  • Shellshock
  • Folder and file enumeration (DirBuster like)
  • Server Side Request Forgery (through use of an external Wapiti website)
  • Open Redirects
  • Detection of uncommon HTTP methods (like PUT)
  • Basic CSP Evaluator
  • Brute Force login form (using a dictionary list)
  • Checking HTTP security headers
  • Checking cookie security flags (secure and httponly flags)
  • Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) basic detection
  • Fingerprinting of web applications using the Wappalyzer database
  • Enumeration of WordPress and Drupal modules

Wapiti supports both GET and POST HTTP methods for attacks. It also supports multipart and can inject payloads in filenames (upload). Display a warning when an anomaly is found (for example 500 errors and timeouts) Makes the difference between permanent and reflected XSS vulnerabilities.


I made several YouTube videos to show Wapiti installation :


Basic usage

wapiti -u http://yourtarget/.com

If you’re scanning https site and want to bypass web applications firewall that sometimes block your IP. You can combine wapiti with IP rotator tool like mubeng. Put some proxies and run mubeng then type your IP and port on your wapiti command. Like this

wapiti -u http://yourtarget/.com –proxy localhost:8745

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