Kali Linux - Web Penetration Testing Tools
In 2016, there were around 3424971237+ internet users worldwide. As a hub for a large number of users, we have the added responsibility of ensuring their safety. The majority of the Internet is made up of websites or web applications. So, to prevent these web applications from being exploited, payloads and malware must be tested anew, and Kali Linux provides a number of tools for this purpose.
Kali Linux has over 300 tools, many of which are useful for web penetration testing. The following is a collection of the most commonly used Web Penetration Testing tools in Kali Linux.
1. Burp Suite
One of the most widely used web application security testing tools is Burp Suite. It is utilized as a proxy, so all the requests from the browser with the proxy pass through it. And, because the requests run through the burp suite, we can make changes to it as needed, which is useful for testing vulnerabilities such as XSS or SQLi as well as any other web-related issue. Burp suite community edition is free with Kali Linux. Still, there is a premium version of this tool called burp suite professional that has a lot more features than the burp suite community edition.
To Use Burp Suite:
In order to use the burp suite, we have to use the following steps:
Nikto is an Open-Source software that is written in Perl language that scans a web server for vulnerabilities that can be exploited and lead to the site's compromise. It can also check for outdated version details of 1200 servers and detect problems with particular version details of over 200 servers. It has a lot of characteristics, some of which are described here.
In order to use "nikto", we have to type "nikto" on the terminal.
Maltego is a platform designed to communicate and present a clear image of the environment in which an organization owns and operates. Maltego provides a unique perspective to network as well as resource-based entities, which is the aggregation of the information delivered all over the internet- whether it is the current configuration of a router poised on the edge of our network or any other information, Maltego can locate, aggregate and visualize this information. It provides the user with extraordinary information that is leveraged and powerful.
The following are the uses of Maltego:
If we want to use Maltego, we have to Go to the applications menu and then select the "Maltego" tool to execute it.
4. SQL Map
SQLMap is an open-source tool that we can use to automate the process of manual SQL injection over a parameter on a website. It can detect and exploit the SQL injection parameters itself, all we need to do is to provide it with a proper request or URL. It supports 34 databases, including MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, etc.
To Use Sqlmap tool:
In order to use sqlmap, we have to follow the following steps:
In order to run whatweb, we have to execute the following command and replace javatpoint.com with the domain name of our choice.
6. Whois Lookup
Whois is a database record that keeps track of all the domains that have been registered on the internet. It serves a variety of functions, some of which are described below.
Enter the following command on the terminal in order to use whois lookup.