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OWASP Mantra - Security Framework

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  • A web application security testing framework built on top of a browser.
  • Supports Windows, Linux(both 32 and 64 bit) and Macintosh.
  • Can work with other software like ZAP using built in proxy management function which makes it much more convenient.
  • Available in 9 languages: Arabic, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese - Traditional, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish
  • Comes installed with major security distributions including BackTrack and Matriux

Download Mantra | Watch videos | Know about tools | Questions and Answers | Artworks

Connect with Mantra on: Blog | Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | Ning

Track development on: Sourceforge | Google Code

What Mantra can do

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

Mantra is a browser especially designed for web application security testing. By having such a product, more people will come to know the easiness and flexibility of being able to follow basic testing procedures within the browser. Mantra believes that having such a portable, easy to use and yet powerful platform can be helpful for the industry.

Mantra has many built in tools to modify headers, manipulate input strings, replay GET/POST requests, edit cookies, quickly switch between multiple proxies, control forced redirects etc. This makes it a good software for performing basic security checks and sometimes, exploitation. Thus, Mantra can be used to solve basic levels of various web based CTFs, showcase security issues in vulnerable web applications etc.


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

Team Mantra

Project Leaders: Abhi M Balakrishnan and Yashartha Chaturvedi Testers, translators
Gokul C Gopinath, Maximiliano Soler, Niraj Mohite, Rahul Babu R, Gopu C Gopinath and Thomas Mackenzie


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

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

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