WMAP is a light-weight web application security scanner available in the Metasploit framework which helps in identification of web vulnerabilities.
Metasploit framework is preinstalled in Kali Linux. You can download Kali Linux virtual machine or virtual box from below link:
After completion of the setup of Kali, open terminal and type below command to initialize the database to create a default database.
Start PostgreSQL service by using below command
#service postgresql start
Start Metasploit by using below command
Must check database status whether it is loaded or not
msf > db_status
Now initialize WMAP scanner
msf > load wmap
Listing help options
msf > help
Add a website into WMAP to start web application security scanning
msf > wmap_sites http://192.168.198.130/ msf > wmap_sites -l
Add a target to wmap
msf > wmap_targets -t http://192.168.198.130 msf > wmap_targets -l
Now, run a vulnerability scan against the target and you will get an output similar to a below terminal snap
msf > wmap_run -t
You can launch a scanner by using below command
msf > wmap_run -e
List out identified vulnerabilities by using below command:
msf > wmap_vulns -l
Definitely, WMAP is a good vulnerability scanner to identify less severe issues in an application. Although this tool does not replace your primary scanner and manual effort to identify high severity security issues.
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