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* '''Firefox Tamper Data''' - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tamper-data/
* '''Firefox Tamper Data''' - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tamper-data/
** Use tamperdata to view and modify HTTP/HTTPS headers and post parameters
** Use tamperdata to view and modify HTTP/HTTPS headers and post parameters
* Firefox Web Developer Tools - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/web-developer/
* '''Firefox Web Developer Tools''' - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/web-developer/
** The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to the browser.
* '''View Source Chart''' - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/view-source-chart/?src=dp-dl-oftenusedwith
** View Source Chart is a developer tool used to inspect, browse, and edit the Document Object Model (DOM)
* Firefox Firebug - http://getfirebug.com/
* Firefox Firebug - http://getfirebug.com/
* Grendel-Scan - http://securitytube-tools.net/index.php?title=Grendel_Scan
* Grendel-Scan - http://securitytube-tools.net/index.php?title=Grendel_Scan

Revision as of 23:36, 16 February 2013

This article is part of the new OWASP Testing Guide v4.
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Open Source Black Box Testing tools

General Testing

Testing for specific vulnerabilities

Testing for DOM XSS

Testing AJAX

Testing for SQL Injection

Testing Oracle

Testing SSL

Testing for Brute Force Password

Testing Buffer Overflow



Commercial Black Box Testing tools

Source Code Analyzers

Open Source / Freeware


Acceptance Testing Tools

Acceptance testing tools are used to validate the functionality of web applications. Some follow a scripted approach and typically make use of a Unit Testing framework to construct test suites and test cases. Most, if not all, can be adapted to perform security specific tests in addition to functional tests.

Open Source Tools

  • WATIR - http://wtr.rubyforge.org
    • A Ruby based web testing framework that provides an interface into Internet Explorer.
    • Windows only.
  • HtmlUnit - http://htmlunit.sourceforge.net
    • A Java and JUnit based framework that uses the Apache HttpClient as the transport.
    • Very robust and configurable and is used as the engine for a number of other testing tools.
  • jWebUnit - http://jwebunit.sourceforge.net
    • A Java based meta-framework that uses htmlunit or selenium as the testing engine.
  • Canoo Webtest - http://webtest.canoo.com
    • An XML based testing tool that provides a facade on top of htmlunit.
    • No coding is necessary as the tests are completely specified in XML.
    • There is the option of scripting some elements in Groovy if XML does not suffice.
    • Very actively maintained.
  • HttpUnit - http://httpunit.sourceforge.net
    • One of the first web testing frameworks, suffers from using the native JDK provided HTTP transport, which can be a bit limiting for security testing.
  • Watij - http://watij.com
    • A Java implementation of WATIR.
    • Windows only because it uses IE for its tests (Mozilla integration is in the works).
  • Solex - http://solex.sourceforge.net
    • An Eclipse plugin that provides a graphical tool to record HTTP sessions and make assertions based on the results.
  • Selenium - http://seleniumhq.org/
    • JavaScript based testing framework, cross-platform and provides a GUI for creating tests.
    • Mature and popular tool, but the use of JavaScript could hamper certain security tests.

Other Tools

Runtime Analysis

Binary Analysis

Requirements Management

Site Mirroring