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  • Mantra is a collection of free and open source tools integrated into a web browser, which can become handy for students, penetration testers, web application developers,security professionals etc. It is portable, ready-to-run, compact and follows the true spirit of free and open source software.

  • Mantra is lite, flexible, portable and user friendly with a nice graphical user interface. You can carry it in memory cards, flash drives, CD/DVDs, etc. It can be run natively on Linux, Windows and Mac platforms. It can also be installed on to your system within minutes. Mantra is absolutely free of cost and takes no time for you to set up.

Download Mantra - Security Framework

Project Goals

  1. Create an ecosystem for hackers based on browser
  2. To bring the attention of security people to the potential of a browser based security platform
  3. Provide easy to use and portable platform for demonstrating common web based attacks( read training )
  4. To associate with other security tools/products to make a better environment. Eg:
    1. It can be a nice addition to security distribution OSs like OWASP Live CD
    2. It can be used to solve basic levels of CTF contests
    3. It can associate with projects like DVWA to showcase attacks
    4. It can bring functions like crawler, SQL injection scanner etc by installing extensions.


" A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Mantra is a powerful set of tools to make the attacker's task easier. The beta version of Mantra Security Toolkit contains following tools built onto it. Moreover Mantra follows the guidelines and structure of FireCAT which makes it even more accessible. You can also always suggest any tools/ scripts that you would like see in the next release.

OWASP Mantra Security Framework running under Ubuntu 11 environment

OWASP Mantra Security Framework running in MAC Environment

OWASP Mantra Security Framework Screenshot : under Windows 7 environment

+Information Gathering

- Flagfox
- JSView
- PassiveRecon
- Wappalyzer
- View Dependencies
- Link Sidebar


- JSView
- Firebug

+Network Utilities

- FireFTP
- DNS Cache
- SQLite Manager
- HTTP Fox
- FireSSH


- Greasemonkey
- Greasefire
- CacheToggle
- URL Flipper
- Event Spy
- Stacked Inspector
- Scriptish
- Session Manager
- FireEncrypter

+Application Auditing

- Hackbar
- RESTClient
- Tamper Data
- Live HTTP Headers
- RefControl
- User Agent Switcher
- Web Developer
- DOM Inspector
- Inspect This
- Form Fox
- SQL Inject Me
- XSS Me
- Cookies Manager+
- Firecookie
- Autofill Forms
- Cookie Monster
- Fireforce
- Groundspeed
- Http Requester
- Modify Headers
- Poster
- Ref Spoof
- SeleniumExpertSeleniumIDE
- SeleniumIDE
- NoRedirect
- Websecurify
- Ra.2


- FoxyProxy
- Http Fox
- Proxy Tool


Computer Weekly Article
OWASP Mantra - c0c0n 11 and AppSecLatam 11 Release
Mantra at Ekoparty Security Conference
Mantra at OWASP LatamTour - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Getting secure with Mantra: An open source penetration testing kit - 1. Computer World 2. CIO 3. Tech World 4. CSO
Searchsecurity Screencast
Mantra in Matriux Security Distribution
Mantra in Backtrack 5 - Penetration Testing Distribution
Mantra – Free and Open Source Security Framework' - published in India's first hacking magazine ClubHack Mag
ClubHACK 2010 Mantra release
OWASP Mantra page on Secpedia, the information security encyclopedia


"It is purpose that created us, purpose that connects us, purpose that pulls us, that guides us, that drives us, that binds us, it is purpose that defines us." - Agent Smith

Project Leaders
Abhi M Balakrishnan
Yashartha Chaturvedi

Other Members
Gokul C Gopinath
Maximiliano Soler
Niraj Mohite
Rahul Babu R
Gopu C Gopinath
Thomas Mackenzie


" All things are difficult before they are easy." - Thomas Fuller

OWASP Mantra Security Toolkit - Beta 0.92 code named Janus

Platform Links
Linux 32 bit Mirror 1 Mirror 2 Torrent
Linux 64 bit Mirror 1 Mirror 2 Torrent
Windows Mirror 1 Mirror 2 Torrent
Macintosh Mirror 1 Mirror 2 Torrent
Source Mirror 1

Above given download links are only for Mantra in English- for other languages please check official website at

Project About

What does this OWASP project offer you?
What releases are available for this project?
what is this project?
Name: OWASP Mantra - Security Framework (home page)
Purpose: Mantra is a security framework which can be very helpful in performing all the five phases of attacks including reconnaissance, scanning and enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges,maintaining access, and covering tracks. Apart from that it also contains a set of tools targeted for web developers and code debuggers which makes it handy for both offensive security and defensive security related tasks.
License: GNU Free Documentation 1.2 for documents & GPL v3 for source code
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
Project Maintainer(s):
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: View
Project Presentation: View
Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: View
Main links:
Key Contacts
current release
OWASP Mantra Janus - Beta 0.92 - 22 January 2013 - (download)
Release description: Sixth public beta release of OWASP Mantra Security Toolkit - Beta 0.92 code named Janus
Rating: Yellow button.JPG Not Reviewed - Assessment Details
last reviewed release
Not Yet Reviewed

other releases


Project Pamphlets

Project Pamphlet 1

Project Presentations

Project Presentation 1
Project Presentation 2

Text Tutorials

Introducing PassiveRecon by Justin Morehouse
Introducing Groundspeed by Felipe
Introducing Link Sidebar by Varun N
Introducing ProxyTool by Robert Rade
Introducing HttpFox by Martin Theimer
How to make your own search bar item
How to use MoC crawler
Switching between languages and locales
Running Mantra and Firefox together
Login Form Bypass using Mantra Security Toolkit
Advanced SQL Injection Tutorial - Complete website rooting
Manual Crawling
Introducing Flagfox

Video Tutorials

SearchSecurity Screencast
ClubHACK 2010 - 1 2 3
Broken Authentication Demonstration
Broken Session Demonstration
Insecure Direct Object References Demonstration
Cross Site Scripting Demonstration
Introduction + How to use Mantra Security Toolkit
Introduction to Mantra (Arabic)
Introducing FoxyProxy (Arabic)
OWASP Mantra - URL Shortener Script SQL Injection Vulnerability
OWASP Mantra and LAMP Security CTF 6
OWASP Mantra and Who Wants to be a Millionaire
OWASP Mantra - One File CMS - Failure to Restrict URL Access


Main Website
Discussion Forums
Facebook Page
Google Code
Youtube Artworks Wallpapers

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