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OWASP JoomScan Project

OWASP Joomla! Vulnerability Scanner (JoomScan) is an open source project, developed with the aim of automating the task of vulnerability detection and reliability assurance in Joomla CMS deployments. Implemented in Perl, this tool enables seamless and effortless scanning of Joomla installations, while leaving a minimal footprint with its lightweight and modular architecture. It not only detects known offensive vulnerabilities, but also is able to detect many misconfigurations and admin-level shortcomings that can be exploited by adversaries to compromise the system. Furthermore, OWASP JoomScan provides a user-friendly interface and compiles the final reports in both text and HTML formats for ease of use and minimization of reporting overheads.
OWASP JoomScan is included in Kali Linux distributions.

Why joomscan ?

Automated ...

  • Version enumerator
  • Vulnerability enumerator (based on version)
  • Components enumerator (1205 most popular by default)
  • Components vulnerability enumerator (based on version)(+950 exploit)
  • Firewall detector
  • Reporting to Text & HTML output
  • Finding common log files
  • Finding common backup files

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OWASP JoomScan (short for [Joom]la Vulnerability [Scan]ner) is an opensource project in Perl programming language to detect Joomla CMS vulnerabilities and analyses them.



GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE , Version 3, 29 June 2007

Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. Click to see the full license

The OWASP Security Principles are free to use. In fact it is encouraged!!! Additionally, I also encourage you to contribute back to the project. I have no monopoly on this knowledge; however, we all have pieces of this knowledge from our experience. Let's begin by putting our individual pieces together to make something great. Great things happen when people work together.

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Project Leader

Mohammad Reza Espargham

Ali Razmjoo

Contributors & Main Developers


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joomscan source code located in github and you could see contributors in this URL.

Please feel free to fork and submit your pull request to develop joomscan Project together.


This project is going to be the best Joomla scanner, At the end We could have a joomla cms penetration tester which is updated with the last vulnerabilities.


This Project was created to be a joomscanner which already it is and now need to be best with some tasks:

  • Optimize software core to be fast and easy to develop
  • make it module base and create libraries for developers
  • Support all OS
  • Be update with latest exploits.
  • Create documents for newbie users
  • Keep testing and fix bugs!


Please submit your feedbacks and issues in HERE.

  • What do like?
  • What don't you like?
  • What features would you like to see prioritized on the roadmap?
  • Do you have any problem with tool?
  • Do you need any exploit to be add?


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