Rack::UTF8Sanitizer VS Metasploit

Compare Rack::UTF8Sanitizer vs Metasploit and see what are their differences.


Rack::UTF8Sanitizer is a Rack middleware which cleans up invalid UTF8 characters in request URI and headers. (by whitequark)


Metasploit Framework (by rapid7)
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Rack::UTF8Sanitizer Metasploit
0 116
301 31,803
- 1.0%
0.0 9.9
29 days ago about 16 hours ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


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 2023-12-01.
  • Metasploit explained for pentesters
    4 projects | dev.to | 1 Dec 2023
    msf6 > use auxiliary/scanner/smb/smb_ms17_010 msf6 auxiliary(scanner/smb/smb_ms17_010) > options Module options (auxiliary/scanner/smb/smb_ms17_010): Name Current Setting Required Description ---- --------------- -------- ----------- CHECK_ARCH true no Check for architecture on vulnerable hosts CHECK_DOPU true no Check for DOUBLEPULSAR on vulnerable hosts CHECK_PIPE false no Check for named pipe on vulnerable hosts NAMED_PIPES /usr/share/metasploit-framework/data/wordl yes List of named pipes to check ists/named_pipes.txt RHOSTS yes The target host(s), see https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/wiki/U sing-Metasploit RPORT 445 yes The SMB service port (TCP) SMBDomain . no The Windows domain to use for authentication SMBPass no The password for the specified username SMBUser no The username to authenticate as THREADS 1 yes The number of concurrent threads (max one per host)
    4 projects | dev.to | 1 Dec 2023
  • Effective Adversary Emulation
    3 projects | dev.to | 27 Nov 2023
    Metasploit: https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework
  • Hacking from anywhere
    3 projects | /r/Hacking_Tutorials | 11 Oct 2023
    1-) Learn Hacking on a debian based distro like Kali Linux - I personally started with tools like nikto, camhacker... and then moved to more complex frameworks like metasploit.
  • Hackers Tools: Must-Have Tools for Every Ethical Hacker
    2 projects | dev.to | 29 May 2023
    Metasploit Framework (mentioned earlier)
  • I watched a video of Mr. Robot programming a script. As I watch the script, the syntax is reminiscent of the Ruby language, and it really is.
    2 projects | /r/ruby | 24 May 2023
    It's using the metasploit framework https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework
  • The 36 tools that SaaS can use to keep their product and data safe from criminal hackers (manual research)
    18 projects | /r/SaaS | 22 May 2023
  • Why are there so many Rails related posts here?
    6 projects | /r/ruby | 7 May 2023
    This is something that kind of annoys me; there's even a /r/rails sub-reddit specifically for Ruby on Rails stuff. Understandably Rails helped put Ruby on the map. Before Rails, Ruby was just another fringe language. Rails became massively popular, helped many startups quickly build their Web 2.0 sites, and become successful companies (ex: GitHub, LinkedIn, AirBnB, etc). Like others have said, "Rails is where the money is at". However, this posses a problem for the Ruby community: whenever Rails becomes less popular, so does Ruby. I wish the Ruby ecosystem wasn't so heavily centralized around Rails, and that we diversified our uses of Ruby a bit. There's of course Sinatra, dry-rb, Hanami, Dragon Ruby, SciRuby, and a dozen security tools written in Ruby such as Metasploit, BeFF, Arachni, and Ronin.
  • Pentesting Tools I Use Everyday
    8 projects | dev.to | 7 Feb 2023
    Learn more about Metasploit here: https://www.metasploit.com/
  • [P] Machine Learning Threat Detection in k8s
    2 projects | /r/MachineLearning | 24 Jan 2023
    Well, what is considered "real" data here? Why couldn't you simply set up a managed k8s cluster with some prometheus monitoring and run the microservices-demo on it. There is even a synthetic load generator. You could purposefully add in specific kinds of faults into the working system, ones that are supported in metasploit so you can automate intrusions. Consider some goals for gaining access like: exfiltration, denial of service, ransomware. Then consider how you might detect such attacks purely from what you can read out of the prometheus time series data (eg. high egress traffic plus high req/s to redis might mean an exfiltration).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Rack::UTF8Sanitizer and Metasploit you can also consider the following projects:

BeEF - The Browser Exploitation Framework Project

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

routersploit - Exploitation Framework for Embedded Devices [Moved to: https://github.com/threat9/routersploit]

SQLMap - Automatic SQL injection and database takeover tool

Brakeman - A static analysis security vulnerability scanner for Ruby on Rails applications

bettercap - The Swiss Army knife for 802.11, BLE, IPv4 and IPv6 networks reconnaissance and MITM attacks.

Rack::Attack - Rack middleware for blocking & throttling

thc-hydra - hydra

pwntools - CTF framework and exploit development library

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


CrackMapExec - A swiss army knife for pentesting networks