Vulnerable Applications



Awesome Vulnerable Applications A curated list of various vulnerable by design applications

The Awesome Vulnerable Applications is a github repository by Kamil Vavra


Online vulnerable app and CTFs


Paid tranining courses

Vulnerable VMs

Cloud Security

SSO – Single Sign On

Mobile Security

  • Allsafe – Allsafe is an intentionally vulnerable application that contains various vulnerabilities.
  • InsecureBankv2 – Vulnerable Android application for developers and security enthusiasts to learn about Android insecurities
  • Vulnerable Kext – A WIP “Vulnerable by Design” kext for iOS/macOS to play & learn *OS kernel exploitation
  • InjuredAndroid – A vulnerable Android application that shows simple examples of vulnerabilities in a ctf style.
  • Damn Vulnerable Bank – Damn Vulnerable Bank is designed to be an intentionally vulnerable android application.
  • InsecureShop – An Intentionally designed Vulnerable Android Application built in Kotlin.
  • AndroGoat – AndroGoat is purposely developed open source vulnerable/insecure app using Kotlin.
  • InsecureBankv2 – Vulnerable Android application for developers and security enthusiasts to learn about Android insecurities
  • DIVA Android – Damn Insecure and vulnerable App for Android
  • OVAA – Oversecured Vulnerable Android App
  • Vuldroid – Android Application covering various static and dynamic vulnerabilities

OWASP Top 10

  • Owasp Juice shop – OWASP Juice Shop: Probably the most modern and sophisticated insecure web application
  • DVWA – Damn Vulnerable Web Application (DVWA)
  • DSVW – Damn Small Vulnerable Web
  • bWAPP – This is just an instance of the OWASP bWAPP project as a docker container.
  • Xtreme Vulnerable Web Application – XVWA is a badly coded web application written in PHP/MySQL that helps security enthusiasts to learn application security.
  • lazyweb – This web application is a demonstration of common server-side application flaws. Each of the vulnerabilities has its own difficulty rating.
  • OWASP Mutillidae II – OWASP Mutillidae II is a free, open source, deliberately vulnerable web-application providing a target for web-security enthusiast.
  • Pentest_lab – Local penetration testing lab using docker-compose.
  • VulnLab – A vulnerable web application lab using Docker

SQL Injection

XSS Injection

  • clicker-service – simulate XSS – Docker container that intakes post and then “clicks” the link. Intentionally vulnerable. To be used with vulnerable by design web apps to realistically simulate XSS and XSRF (CSRF).
  • – Self-replication contest
  • xssed – A set of XSS vulnerable PHP scripts for testing
  • xssable – A vulnerable blogging platform used to demonstrate XSS vulnerabilities.

Server Side Request Forgery

  • SSRF_Vulnerable_Lab – This Lab contain the sample codes which are vulnerable to Server-Side Request Forgery attack

CORS Misconfiguration

XXE Injection

  • XXE Lab – A simple web app with a XXE vulnerability.
  • docker-java-xxe – Docker image to test XXE attacks in java with tomcat.

Request Smuggling

  • Varnish HTTP/2 Request Smuggling – This repository a docker-compose file to setup a local environment that is vulnerable to CVE-2021-36740 Varnish HTTP/2 request smuggling.



  • DVWP – Damn Vulnerable WordPress


  • exploit-workshop – A step by step workshop to exploit various vulnerabilities in Node.js and Java applications
  • DVNA – Damn Vulnerable NodeJS Application
  • Extreme Vulnerable Node Application – Extreme Vulnerable Node Application
  • dvws-node – Damn Vulnerable Web Service is a vulnerable web service/API/application that can be used to learn webservices/API vulnerabilities.


  • DVRF – The Damn Vulnerable Router Firmware Project
  • OWASP IoT Goat – IoTGoat is a deliberately insecure firmware created to educate software developers and security professionals with testing commonly found vulnerabilities in IoT devices.


  • dvws – Damn Vulnerable Web Services – Damn Vulnerable Web Services is an insecure web application with multiple vulnerable web service components that can be used to learn real world web service vulnerabilities.
  • Fuzzgoat – A vulnerable C program for testing fuzzers.
  • wavsep – The Web Application Vulnerability Scanner Evaluation Project
  • leaky-repo – Benchmarking repo for secrets scanning
  • OWASP SKF labs – Repo for all the OWASP-SKF Docker lab examples
  • Vulnserver – Vulnerable server used for learning software exploitation
  • Damn-Vulnerable-GraphQL-Application – Damn Vulnerable GraphQL Application is an intentionally vulnerable implementation of Facebook’s GraphQL technology, to learn and practice GraphQL Security.
  • Vulnerable-nginx – An intentionally vulnerable NGINX setup
  • Raspwn OS – The intentionally vulnerable image for the Raspberry Pi.
  • python_security – This repository collects lists of security-relavent Python APIs, along with examples of exploits using those APIs
  • OWASP-VWAD – The OWASP Vulnerable Web Applications Directory project (VWAD) is a comprehensive and well maintained registry of all known vulnerable web applications currently available.
  • Vulhub – Vulhub is an open-source collection of pre-built vulnerable docker environments.
  • VulnDoge – Web app for hunters


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