ADAPT : Tool That Performs Automated Penetration Testing for WebApps

ADAPT is a tool that performs Automated Dynamic Application Penetration Testing for web applications. It is designed to increase accuracy, speed, and confidence in penetration testing efforts.

ADAPT automatically tests for multiple industry standard OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities, and outputs categorized findings based on these potential vulnerabilities.

ADAPT also uses the functionality from OWASP ZAP to perform automated active and passive scans, and auto-spidering. Due to the flexible nature of the ADAPT tool, all of theses features and tests can be enabled or disabled from the configuration file. 

ADAPT uses Python to create an automated framework to use industry standard tools, such as OWASP ZAP and Nmap, to perform repeatable, well-designed procedures with anticipated results to create an easly understandable report listing vulnerabilities detected within the web application.

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Automated Tests

OTG-IDENT-004 – Account Enumeration
OTG-AUTHN-001 – Testing for Credentials Transported over an Encrypted Channel
OTG-AUTHN-002 – Default Credentials
OTG-AUTHN-003 – Testing for Weak lock out mechanism
OTG-AUTHZ-001 – Directory Traversal
OTG-CONFIG-002 – Test Application Platform Configuration
OTG-CONFIG-006 – Test HTTP Methods
OTG-CRYPST-001 – Testing for Weak SSL/TLS Ciphers, Insufficient Transport Layer Protection
OTG-CRYPST-002 – Testing for Padding Oracle
OTG-ERR-001 – Testing for Error Code
OTG-ERR-002 – Testing for Stack Traces
OTG-INFO-002 – Fingerprinting the Webserver
OTG-INPVAL-001 – Testing for Reflected Cross site scripting
OTG-INPVAL-002 – Testing for Stored Cross site scripting
OTG-INPVAL-003 – HTTP Verb Tampering
OTG-SESS-001 – Testing for Session Management Schema
OTG-SESS-002 – Cookie Attributes


  • Download latest version of ADAPT from
  • Extract ADAPT via terminal
    a. tar -xvfz adapt.tar.gz
  • Open a new terminal (ctrl+alt+t)
  • Navigate to the newly decompressed ADAPT folder
    a. Ensure your environment has network access
  • Execute the install script(
    a. sudo chmod +x -ensures is executable
    b. Type ./ 
    c. When prompted, enter your administrator’s password
  • ADAPT should now be ready for configuration