Metasploit VS Brakeman

Compare Metasploit vs Brakeman and see what are their differences.


Metasploit Framework (by rapid7)


A static analysis security vulnerability scanner for Ruby on Rails applications (by presidentbeef)
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Metasploit Brakeman
63 7
27,269 6,402
1.8% -
10.0 7.6
6 days ago 23 days ago
Ruby Ruby
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Q Public License 1.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Metasploit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-10.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Brakeman. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-26.
  • Security Risks On Rails: Misconfiguration and Unsafe Integrations
    8 projects | | 26 Jan 2022
    Another great lib for this is Brakeman, which can be installed in a very similar process and gives you even more detailed reports:
  • Fixing Just One False Positive in Brakeman
    2 projects | | 8 Nov 2021
    A while ago, I came across a Brakeman false positive that I wanted to fix.
    2 projects | | 8 Nov 2021
    This is pretty easy to handle. In the case where a splatted array is the only argument to a method, we'll simply use the elements of the array as the argument list. (Check out the pull request here)
  • OWASP Top 10 for Developers: Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
    3 projects | | 14 Sep 2021
    In order to prevent this issue, your organization needs to implement regular checks of your dependencies against the CVE database for known vulnerabilities, as well as establishing a process for keeping all dependencies up-to-date. Fortunately, much of this can be automated using vulnerability scanning tools, such as the OWASP Dependency Check, RetireJS, or Brakeman. Additional tools, such as WhiteSource's Renovate, provide a complete dependency management solution by automatically updating any found vulnerabilities. In addition to keeping dependencies updated, it's important to remove any dependencies that are no longer being used.
  • Rails application boilerplate for fast MVP development
    63 projects | | 6 Aug 2021
    brakeman and bundler-audit as security scanners
  • Consistency Conundrum
    3 projects | | 24 Apr 2021
    As a side note, consider a static security analysis tool like Brakeman to run automatically as part of your build process so that your application is not solely relying on reviewers' eyes to catch critical security implications.
  • 26 most popular Ruby/Rails repositories on GitHub in July-August 2020
    26 projects | | 5 Sep 2020
    Brakeman is a static analysis tool that checks Ruby on Rails applications for security vulnerabilities. 5,800 stars by now

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Metasploit and Brakeman you can also consider the following projects:

BeEF - The Browser Exploitation Framework Project

bundler-audit - Patch-level verification for Bundler

Rubocop - A Ruby static code analyzer and formatter, based on the community Ruby style guide. [Moved to:]

Covenant - Covenant is a collaborative .NET C2 framework for red teamers.

routersploit - Exploitation Framework for Embedded Devices [Moved to:]

Rubycritic - A Ruby code quality reporter

Rack::Attack - Rack middleware for blocking & throttling

CVE-2021-1675 - C# and Impacket implementation of PrintNightmare CVE-2021-1675/CVE-2021-34527

SQLMap - Automatic SQL injection and database takeover tool

Pronto - Quick automated code review of your changes