RbNaCl VS Metasploit

Compare RbNaCl vs Metasploit and see what are their differences.


Ruby FFI binding to the Networking and Cryptography (NaCl) library (a.k.a. libsodium) (by RubyCrypto)


Metasploit Framework (by rapid7)
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RbNaCl Metasploit
1 82
958 28,368
0.3% 1.0%
2.7 10.0
17 days ago about 12 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 2022-09-27.
  • Implement DevSecOps to Secure your CI/CD pipeline
    54 projects | dev.to | 27 Sep 2022
    Pen testing is a proactive cybersecurity practice where security experts target individual components or whole applications to find vulnerabilities that can be exploited to compromise the application and data. ZAP, Metasploit, and Burp Suite can be used for doing pen tests and it can discover vulnerabilities that might be missed by SAST and DAST tools. The downside of a pen test is that it takes more time depending on the coverage and configuration. The proper pen test might take up to several weeks, and with DevOps development speed, it becomes unsustainable. However, it's still worth adding Internal VAPT which can be done on every feature release to move fast and external VAPT can be done biannually or annually to keep overall security in check.
  • Insane x86 Turing Machine that does not run any x86 instructions
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 20 Sep 2022
    You also have to bear in mind that modular deployment systems already exist, like metasploit, that already let you mix and match exploits, payloads, and payload encoding methodology fairly flexibly.
  • Web Pentesting Learning - Beginner edition
    4 projects | dev.to | 1 Sep 2022
  • Hacking Redis
    3 projects | dev.to | 26 Aug 2022
    Even if the instance uses a different port, frameworks such as Metasploit include specific modules to automate enumeration.
  • Subdomain enumeration in CTFs
    2 projects | dev.to | 11 Aug 2022
    Metasploit is a phenomenal framework that provides various modules to speed up hacking.
  • There is framework for everything.
    107 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 4 Aug 2022
  • Where else are ruby commonly use to?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/ruby | 3 Aug 2022
    https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework mostly still ruby.
  • Anyone have a solution to this problem?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Kalilinux | 18 Jul 2022
    It's a new bug in 6.2.6. It has been reported in kali bug reports page. I have the same problem when after I upgraded my kali. So just wait for the metasploit 6.2.8 until next few weeks. It will get resolved. Here is the link of issues discussion: https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/issues/16782
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Kalilinux | 18 Jul 2022
  • What are some beginner jobs to get into Cyber Security that is remote?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/AskReddit | 28 Jun 2022
    If you want to do offensive security like penetration testing, learn some tools like Burp Suite and Metasploit and point them at a vulnerable Linux distro. While you're doing that, find some local security user groups and start attending so you can find out about openings right away. The job is to run automated and manual tests against specific hosts and write reports about what you find. A technical writing course is a big benefit here.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing RbNaCl 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

Rack::Attack - Rack middleware for blocking & throttling

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

pwntools - CTF framework and exploit development library


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

SecureHeaders - Manages application of security headers with many safe defaults

Gitrob - Reconnaissance tool for GitHub organizations