Today We’re Going to Install OWASP Mantra on Kali Linux. Security Penetration Testers and Developers to Test Web Application for Vulnerabilities and security flaws.
OWASP Mantra Overview
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.
Let’s get started!
How To Install OWASP Mantra on Kali Linux
Before installing OWASP Mantra we need to update first.
[email protected]:~# apt-get update
Now, after installing OWASP Mantra we need to install that tool using this command.
[email protected]:~# apt-get install owasp-mantra-ff
After the installation is finished, navigate to menu: Applications | Web Application Analysis | Web Vulnerability Scanners | owasp-mantra-ff to start Mantra for the first time.
There’s another way to execute OWASP Mantra from terminal.
[email protected]:~# owasp-mantra-ff
And we’re done!
We’re gonna record a video on how to use OWASP Mantra.