A piece of software and or hardware designed to detect the presence of vulnerabilities in an IT system.

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How do I create multiple vulnerability scanners on the public cloud?

Let us say I have a large IP range (a x.x.x.x/8 CIDR). What would be a way to efficiently deploy multiple instances of vulnerability scanners on the public cloud to scan that IP range in a period of 1 ...
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Scan detection Tool better than Snort Portscan Preprocessor

I am working on detection of Scanning activities of Bots/Worms. I have found that Snort Portscan Preprocessor detects Scan activities. I have tweaked Snort Portscan Preprocessor to detect different ...
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Patterns for searching a source repository for private data

I recently discovered a case where a colleague had accidentally committed their login credentials (host, username, and password) to a local source code repository, and then pushed these changes to a ...
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Vulnerability management solution evaluation criteria

We are planning for a vulnerability management solution, so I am looking out for evaluation criteria between the well known solutions like Nessus, Qualys and Nexpose. If anyone could share such ...
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Vulnerability scanning vs fuzzing a web application

In the context of web applications, is vulnerability scanning a form of fuzzing? I was told it wasn't the case, but here's what I know: Wikipedia defines fuzzing as "providing invalid, unexpected, ...
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Is JQuery 2.1.1 vulnerable to OS command injection?

Barracuda has found multiple instances of OS Command Injection vulnerabilities in a static website. In each instance, the vulnerable URL was the JQuery plugin itself (version 2.1.1). Barracuda rates ...
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“Rollback process” for different penetration testing in case of something goes wrong? [closed]

In some extent, different kind of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing may impact on target system. I am looking for the solution/rollback process if something goes wrong during test. ...
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How to detect suspicious content in a TrueType Font (.ttf) font file

I got curious about how to scan or assess the risk of a particular font file before deploying it to hosts. First line of defense, of course, is to make sure that our hosts are patched against any ...
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How could I train a ML system to identify vulnerabilities in code? [closed]

Apologies if this is not as much of a "question" as it is a discussion. I've been thinking about this for a while. How could I train a machine learning system to identify (new) vulnerabilities in ...
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How to recommend a (more) secure router

A colleague asked me to recommend a router for her small business. I asked her for a specification list, and on her list, she specifies secure. Well, we all know that nothing is completely secure in ...
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Where can I find the w3af attack plugins?

I am reading the documentation of w3af (a famous and very practical program to scan web servers for vulnerabilities). There I read that there is type of plugin called "attack plugins", but I can't ...
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SHA 1 no impact to root certificate

I ran a scan on a server and the results of the authentication for digital certificate was as follows : Certificate 1 (root) signature algorithm: Sha256withRSA Certificate 2 (chain of trust) ...
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Can I block viruses from a USB stick by scanning it before opening its folder?

I inserted my USB stick into a friend's PC which was full of viruses, malwares and adwares. Therefore I suppose they attacked my USB device as well. Now I want to use my USB device on my PC without ...
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Is OpenVas an active or passive scanner? [closed]

I am using Ossim and I did a scan vulnerabilities with OpenVas. I received feedback that some of our softwares broke after the scan. We will check the logs to see if the scan cause this, but I was ...
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Any way to browse OSVDB?

I've been playing with nikto and I see some vulnerabilities listed in the scan for my dev server. For example, I see osvdb-XXXX, with a short description after it. I am googling this string, osvdb-...
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Is possible for a vulnerability search engine to detect the ipv6 adresses?

Using IPV4 protocol, vulnerability search engines can detect and index Internet connected devices. It will be easy for a hacker to collect a lot of information about some devices and perform an attack....
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Started seeing jQuery function calls in URL requests, what is this?

I administer an E-commerce site, and recently I have been seeing odd URL requests containing jQuery function calls. Here are some examples of the requested URLs that are being logged as 302 permanent ...
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Event: ET SCAN Nmap NSE Heartbleed Request

Last night I got this incident on my siem tool: Event: ET SCAN Nmap NSE Heartbleed Request. Incident triggered from blacklisted IP to our open VPN server. Clicking on the signature content it ...
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Nessus report shows iSCSI vulnerability

The IT Manager (my boss) has been running a vulnerabilities scan on a network of servers we have. The report has come back with some interesting vulnerabilities. The one I can't seem to find a lot on ...
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Are There Any Measurements for Web-Application Complexity That Positively Correlates to Num. Vulnerabilities?

Web-applications have vulnerabilities. Generally, a more complex web-application has more vulnerabilities, compared with a simpler and smaller web-application. For example, white hat hackers have ...
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What type of 'security scan' does a PCIDSS compliance check comprise?

Our firm processes CC information on an ad hoc basis. No cardholder data is ever recorded in any of our databases and we do not grant public access to any of our database or business application ...
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Are there pricing standards for Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing (VAPT) services?

Generally, to conduct vulnerability assessment and penetration testing (VAPT) for an application, we do charge some amount from the client, based on which criteria the companies charge their customers....
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How does Netsparker extract the version of SQL Server during a SQL injection?

We are using netsparker cloud version On last week when netsparker scan it detect SQL Injection Vulnerabilities. However I am surprised as the injection query throw error for casting and the scanner ...
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OpenSSH < 7.0 Multiple vulnerabilities question

Nessus reports this as Critical however there are issues such as 'CVE-2015-5600' that CVE is 8.5 but Red Hat reports it as a 'Low' issue. https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-5600 Reports ...
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Response to unauthorized scan by legit company? [closed]

On Christmas day, our web service came under an apparent attack and we responded by blocking the (single) source IP. Upon later investigation, it turns out the 'attack' was actually an intense ...
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Web application security vulnerability managment [closed]

Does anyone know of a way to manage Web application security vulnerabilities? Im looking for a tool that might integrate with selenium and or burp. I'm want to be able to run the tests over and over. ...
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Industry best practices for vulnerability scanning and management?

I am looking for reference documents or talks as to the end results for a vulnerability assessment, scanning, and management process at a fully matured "impressive" level for a large organization that ...
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Check which ports are left open (vulnerable) and accessible in Windows OS from the Internet

Since open ports are a security risk, I would like to know which ports are open to the Internet (outside my network). I wouldn't think of all open ports as security vulnerabilities just the ones ...
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Vulnerability scanning of AngularJS web app fails due to '#' in url

I tried scanning my web application built with AngularJS front-end and PHP backend. But scanning with scanners like Nessus and Websecurify fails due to '#' in URL. My URL has format http://domain....
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Safely Experimenting With Sockets

I'm learning about TCP/IP and (Berkeley/UNIX) socket programming. Let's say I have two scenarios: 1) I write two programs in C, a client and a server, and bind them each to a non-well-known port on ...
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ASV scan with reverse proxy

We are PCI compliant as a service provider, however our service port forwards some web traffic at TCP level. Customers use our PCI compliant service and can choose to upload a TLS/SSL certificate to ...
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IBM AppScan false positive

I scanned a website with IBM AppScan and it reports multiple vulnerabilities, but when I test it manually I am not able to find the exact issue. How is AppScan able to find vulnerabilities while I ...
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Virus-total offline Alternatives [duplicate]

These days I am working on FUDing my own written backdoor, RATs, etc. what is the alternative offline version of virus-total, if I don't want AV companies gaining my virus signature?
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Received UDP packet with IP ID of zero:

I am scanning a host in our network with Nexpose and one of the vulnerabilities reported is Received UDP packet with IP ID of zero: IPv4 SRC[10.0.0.5] TGT[127.0.0.1] TOS[192] TTL[64] Flags[40] Proto[...
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Is there a way to link STIGs to CCEs?

A federal customer sent us a list of vulnerabilities for one of our RHEL6 systems that was generated by the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker (SSC). The findings are ...
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Simple tools for searching process memory for MSSQL connection strings

I'm working with a piece of software that handles all permissions in a Windows client binary on the user's computer. The software connects to a backend database using the sa account. The sa password ...
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Web Application Security Scanner Identification [duplicate]

We got following URLs in our access logs. No referrer. Chrome user agent. Looks like some security scanner is/was at work. Is it possible to identify it? Many urls have references to netsparker. / /'/...
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SQLMap using “?ref=”

I'm learning about net security and how to deal with SQLmap. A friend made some demo web pages on his server to test SQLmap. One of the pages is a fake phishing site with a refer to a real site (index....
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Should we keep our penetration testing environment separate from other test infrastructure?

Given that there are N number of hosts on a given network being used for different purpose, should we place a machine for penetration testing or vulnerability scanning on same LAN or should we have ...
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Can I use OpenVAS to keep up with Cisco security advisories?

I'm assuming this question is more security-centric so I'm posting it here instead of server fault. I'm new to automated vulnerability scanning and I'm trying to wrap my head around what OpenVAS does ...
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Web site vulnerability discovery by scanner

I have a web site which require user login and password before they can access any materials and use the services. However, a recent VA scan found that one URL link is vulnerable to a an old version ...
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How to Verify Qualys QID 42366 - SSLv3.0/TLSv1.0 Protocol Weak CBC Mode Server Side Vulnerability (BEAST)

My company uses Qualys to scan for vulnerabilities in our apps. I received a report with four vulnerabilities (related to SSLv3 and ciphers), and I could google each one and land on page from Qualys ...
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External Vulnerability Scan of DMZ

We currently have an internal and external vulnerability scanner setup in my organization. This morning our external scanner was going through a new external DDoS protection service instead of ...
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Have questions about received security scan

I received a security scan from Fortify on a webapp (using SSL/HTTPS) written in Angular that I am working on and I have two questions (high risk issues) that I'm seeking help on. Access Control: ...
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Legally port scanning (Whitelist)

I am attempting to set up a security vulnerability scanning server. I have several customers interested in using it to scan their systems. I will be port scanning and carrying out intrusion detection, ...
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Nikto scan says “Uncommon Header”

I have a problem with the Nikto Web Scanner. I would like to scan a site but Nikto returned the response with a HTTP 403 status code: After that I tried to change the USERAGENT in nikto.conf. Nikto ...
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Vulnerability scanning: White list pentester or not?

If your company engages a third party pentester to do vulnerability scanning, do you whitelist the pentester so that they can thoroughly scan the machines on the internet, or do not whitelist them ...
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Reliability of scanning tools on icmp timestamp responses

A security auditor has done a vulnerability scan of our network and found that one of our server has returned an TCP timestamp response such that the scanner (Nmap) is able to guess the uptime of the ...
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Is there a process to identify threats related to a deployments?

I read about application threat modeling which makes a software products secure from its initial stages (SDLC). But if we do something wrong in the deployment phase still that will be an issue. For ...
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Approach business(es) with security vulnerabilities

As a security researcher, I have become familiar with different related tools and software packages. The other day, I opened up one of those software packages and was attempting to attack a personal ...