JoomlaVS - A Black Box, Ruby Powered, Joomla Vulnerability Scanner

JoomlaVS - A Black Box, Ruby Powered, Joomla Vulnerability Scanner

JoomlaVS is a black box, Ruby powered application that can help automate assessing how vulnerable a Joomla installation is to exploitation. It supports basic fingerprinting and can scan for vulnerabilities in components, modules, and templates as well as vulnerabilities that exist within Joomla itself.


JoomlaVS has so far only been tested on Debian, but the installation process should be similar across most operating systems.
  1. Ensure Ruby [2.2.6 or above] is installed on your system
  2. Clone the source code using git clone
  3. Install bundler and required gems using sudo gem install bundler && bundle install

    If you have issues installing JoomlaVS' dependencies (in particular, Nokogiri), first make sure you have all the tooling necessary to compile C extensions:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential patch

    It's possible that you don’t have important development header files installed on your system. Here’s what you should do if you should find yourself in this situation:
    sudo apt-get install ruby-dev zlib1g-dev liblzma-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev

    How To Use JoomlaVS

    The only required option is the -u / --url option, which specifies the address to target. To do a full scan, however, the --scan-all option should also be specified, e.g. ruby joomlavs.rb -u --scan-all.

    A full list of options can be found below:
    usage: joomlavs.rb [options]
    Basic options
        -u, --url              The Joomla URL/domain to scan.
        --basic-auth           <username:password> The basic HTTP authentication credentials
        -v, --verbose          Enable verbose mode
    Enumeration options
        -a, --scan-all         Scan for all vulnerable extensions
        -c, --scan-components  Scan for vulnerable components
        -m, --scan-modules     Scan for vulnerable modules
        -t, --scan-templates   Scan for vulnerable templates
        -q, --quiet            Scan using only passive methods
    Advanced options
        --follow-redirection   Automatically follow redirections
        --no-colour            Disable colours in output
        --proxy                <[protocol://]host:port> HTTP, SOCKS4 SOCKS4A and SOCKS5 
                               are supported. If no protocol is given, HTTP will be used
        --proxy-auth           <username:password> The proxy authentication credentials
        --threads              The number of threads to use when multi-threading requests
        --user-agent           The user agent string to send with all requests

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