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Pyfiscan – Local Web Application Vulnerability Scanner

  • Last Updated : 14 Sep, 2021

Technologies used while developing the web-based application also matters in Penetration Testing. The version of technologies can contain any vulnerability if it is outdated. So Updated Version should be in use for development.  Pyfiscan is the Python language-based tool used as a vulnerability version scanner that detects the outdated versions in the Linux Servers. Pyfiscan tool is available on the GitHub community. It’s an open-source and free-to-use tool. Pyfiscan tool also contains a sub-tool to create email alerts using templates.

Note: Make Sure You have Python Installed on your System, as this is a python-based tool. Click to check the Installation process – Python Installation Steps on Linux

Installation of Pyfiscan Tool on Kali Linux OS

Step 1: Use the following command to install the tool in your Kali Linux operating system.

git clone

Step 2: Now use the following command to move into the directory of the tool. You have to move in the directory in order to run the tool.

cd pyfiscan

Step 3: You are in the directory of the Pyfiscan. Now you have to install a dependency of the Pyfiscan using the following command.

sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt

Step 4: All the dependencies have been installed in your Kali Linux operating system. Now use the following command to run the tool and check the help section.

python3 -h

Working with Pyfiscan Tool on Kali Linux OS

Example 1: Scans directories recursively

python3 -r /home/kali/Desktop/

In this example, the tool has detected the version of common web applications in Linux servers.

Example 2: Version

python3 --version

In this example, we are printing the version of the tool.

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