Python Taint - A Static Analysis Tool for Detecting Security Vulnerabilities in Python Web Applications

ID KITPLOIT:1400773747634362745
Type kitploit
Reporter KitPloit
Modified 2017-09-05T13:31:02


Static analysis of Python web applications based on theoretical foundations (Control flow graphs, fixed point, dataflow analysis)


  • Detect Command injection
  • Detect SQL injection
  • Detect XSS
  • Detect directory traversal
  • Get a control flow graph
  • Get a def-use and/or a use-def chain
  • Search GitHub and analyse hits with PyT
  • Scan intraprocedural or interprocedural
  • A lot of customisation possible


git clone
python install
pyt -h

Usage from Source
Using it like a user

python -m pyt -f example/vulnerable_code/ save -du

Running the tests

python -m tests

Running an individual test file

python -m unittest tests.import_test

Running an individual test

python -m unittest tests.import_test.ImportTest.test_import

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Virtual env setup guide
Create a directory to hold the virtual env and project

mkdir ~/a_folder

cd ~/a_folder

Clone the project into the directory

git clone

Create the virtual environment

python3 -m venv ~/a_folder/

Check that you have the right versions

python --version

sample output

Python 3.6.0

pip --version

sample output

pip 9.0.1 from /Users/kevinhock/a_folder/lib/python3.6/site-packages (python 3.6)

Change to project directory

cd pyt

Install dependencies

pip install -r requirements.txt

pip list

sample output

gitdb (0.6.4)
GitPython (2.0.8)
graphviz (0.4.10)
pip (9.0.1)
requests (2.10.0)
setuptools (28.8.0)
smmap (0.9.0)

In the future, just type

source ~/a_folder/bin/activate

to start developing.

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