Category:OWASP Pantera Web Assessment Studio Project

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Welcome to the OWASP Pantera Web Assessment Studio Project


Pantera uses an improved version of SpikeProxy to provide a powerful web application analysis engine.


The primary goal of Pantera is to combine automated capabilities with complete manual testing to get the best penetration testing results.




The following are some notable Pantera Features:

  • User-friendly custom web GUI. (CSS): Pantera itself is a web application that runs inside the browser and can be customized using CSS by the user. Some of the customizations are visual style, colors, fonts, views for easy information access, etc.
  • 100% python: Python is cross-platform, easy to install and use. Making it the perfect language of choice to use.
  • Multi-platform (Windows, Linux, etc.) and multi-browser (IE, Firefox, etc.): By using Python, Pantera is cross-platform. And we have made sure Pantera works fine with the most common browsers.
  • Supports SSL, NTLM, HTTP Basic: All this is supported by Pantera, still most open source tools have problems with things like NTLM.
  • Powerful analysis engine: Pantera has a powerful analysis engine, meaning that each web page that Pantera sees is analyzed for several things like comments, scripts, vulnerabilities, hidden tags and more. All this is done in background and transparent for the user while testing the website manual and of course all this info is stored in the database.
  • XML data files for configuration and attacks: Pantera uses XML files for configuration but also all the attacks and tests are stored in XML files, so it's easy to add content to these files.
  • MySQL support: Most tools do not allow you to save the assessment. While performing an assessment with Pantera you can create a session, so all the info generated while the assessment is stored in the database. You can edit, delete and modify the content of the assessment at your will. You can continue the next day on the same point you stopped. Currently only MySQL is supported, more databases will be supported in the future.
  • Project Management: Each assessment is a session. Pantera offers project management to create new, open and delete projects.
  • Plug-in support: Pantera offers plug-in support so advanced users can add and extent its features.
  • Report generation: As Pantera can save assessments it can generate reports with all the gather data and vulnerabilities found. Some reports formats are HTML, XML, PDF, etc. Reports can also be customized!!
  • Pantera Inline Feature: This interesting feature allows the user to use the browser visiting the target website and send Pantera commands using a special syntax without switching to Pantera UI. You can do most of the assessment by using just the browser and having Pantera in the background by catching and analyzing all the pages you view.
  • Many utilities. (anti-IDS, fuzzing, web spider, brute force, cgi scanning, etc.): Pantera comes with many features, some are common, others aren't.
  • Combines automated capabilities with complete manual testing to get the best results: That's the main goal of Pantera.
  • Open source and freeware: Free of charge :-D

Future Development



OWASP Pantera Web Assessment Studio Project Created! - 10:42, 16 August 2006 (EDT)

While the Pantera Web Assessment Studio Project has been under development for some time now, it has only recently been donated to OWASP.

The OWASP community would like to thank Simon Roses Femerling for the generous donation.

Project Contributor

The project is lead by Simon Roses Femerling

Project Sponsor

The OWASP Pantera Web Assessment Studio Project is sponsored by TBD

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