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

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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 figure out which open ports or services are insecure?

We have around one thousand machines on internet. We do port scanning with nmap, and find many ports open on these machines. Sometime we found administrative website using HTTP instead of HTTPS, we ...
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How to use a port scanner in a hostile manner

Port scanners like nessus and openvas are basically used to identify the vulnerabilities of the network. My question is if someone with bad intentions is able to use these legal tools in a more ...
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The effect of hidden or spoofed service banners on vulnerability scanners

The linked question relates to error pages, although the same information is often available in HTTP headers, if I follow best practise of hiding service banners: Is displaying what server I am ...
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External cross domain include script

One of my web application underwent a vulnerability assessment recently, and one of the findings is about cross domain include script. Our web app uses addthis_widget.js from AddThis to bookmark ...
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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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How does this shellshock scan work?

My server is obviously up to date and not vulnerable to shellshock exploits. However I am still curious to know how the following shellshock scan work: /var/log/apache2 # cat access.log | grep bash ...
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Conceptual design of vulnerability scanning program in global retail network (PCI DSS)

I am trying to design yearly program to scan for vulnerabilities on a very large network of payment terminals. The company has thousands of retail points all around the world which need to be ...
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Nessus HTML5 version 5.0.3 - PCI Scan

I've been searching for a couple days, even contacting support, to find out if Nessus has a bundle that scans for PCI compliance. It selects all 44 categories and regardless of what kind of scan I ...
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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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How to use information from GHDB and FSDB (Google-Dorks)?

I am new to information security and analysis. Recently, I came across FSDB (Foundstone database) and GHDB (Google Hacking database) while exploring the McAfee Foundstone Sitedigger tool. What are ...
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Tools for analyzing Perl 5 code? [closed]

I'm looking for good tools for analyzing and/or detecting security issues in a large software project written in Perl 5. It could be static or dynamic analysis. I know that Perl is undecidable, but I'...
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How can I misuse the information of DCE service enumeration?

Nessus reports almost on any Windows machine "DCE service enumaration". With the metasploit module tcp_dcerpc_auditor I get the following information: 192.168.1.23 - UUID 99fcfec4-5260-101b-bbcb-...
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If you want to implement a XSS scanner, is it absolutely necessary to use a JS interpreter? Why?

In a recent discussion about a security vulnerability scanner that returns false positives for XSS detection, I noticed that the scanner just inject a string like "this_is_my_string_" (without the ...
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How can I find a CVE ID for “No Translation Available” entries in Foundstone or McAfee Vulnerability Manager?

On a recent scan using McAfee Foundstone Enterprise (newer versions are known as McAfee Vulnerability Manager), I ran into a "No Translation Available" error. It's rather frustrating that these ...
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Command line Nessus/OpenVAS or NSE to find specific vulns?

Which methods do you use to quickly scan a network for certain vulnerabilities? I read in the O'Reilly book Network Security Tools that Nessus had the ability to test for one vulnerability only, but ...
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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 ...
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How to force nmap to check all the ports?

I heard that nmap scans for only 1000 most common ports while we do server scan. Is it possible to force nmap to check all the ports for scanning? If yes,How?
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Online security check via command line

My scenario is that I have a VPS with Apache (mostly for development of my own projects) accessed via SSH; and I time to time I would like to do a quick check just to be sure that there's no potential ...
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Problems during Pen-testing of SCADA systems

Is there a way to monitor the way the SCADA systems behave 'during pen-testing or security audit', and find out the implications of just port scans and/or monitor the state of activity while sending a ...
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Besides OpenVas and Nessus, what are my other options for vulnerability detection?

I know of Nessus (which is $1300 for a pro feed) and OpenVAS (which I don't like). I use Linux so do I have any other options for vulnerability detection?
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Is SNMPing available anymore?

I am researching SNMP and I read about a scanning tool from SANS called SNMPing. Is this tool still available? I cannot find anywhere to download it. Sending an empty email to snmptool@sans.org just ...
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How to introduce delay in scanning tools that do not implement delay without touching source code?

Usually scanning tools implement a switch in order to delay requests and not flood the target. Sometimes there tools that do not implement this delay option. Is there a way to delay packets from ...
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How realistic and possible is this sort of attack

I scanned a host with Nessus, in order to do a vulnerability Assessment, and one of the findings looked really odd to me. Nessus rated this finding's risk as Medium. The finding was, that a service ...
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How can you check and analyze SSL ports other than 443? [closed]

I tried https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=imap.spamarrest.com%3A993&hideResults=on but it said Ports other than 443 not supported I need to check imap.spamarrest.com:993
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Can fuzzing be considered a software testing technique for any vulnerability type

I'm doing a research on fuzzing and I would like to know the answer to the question in the title. The cvedetails uses the following categories for vulnerabilities: Bypass a restriction or similar ...
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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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Suddenly scans for 'formvars.php'

Suddenly, starting from about yesterday-evening (gmt+2), I get lots of -what I suspect are- 'hits' from bots that are looking variations of this file: /somerealpath/includes/formvars.php I'm ...
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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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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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I have patched openssl but QUALYS says I am still vulnerable to CVE-2014-0224

I am running a server with CentOS 6.5, patched to recent openssl updates via yum update ssl and with indications the current version indeed has the patch to the vulnerability. $ sudo rpm -q --...
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Can a Vulnerability Management tool highlight BIOS and driver-level vulnerabilities?

Several known vulnerabilities affect BIOS (Reference URLs below). So my question is, are the Vulnerability Management tools (such as Nessus, NeXpose, Qualys, etc) technically capable of highlighting ...
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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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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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Webapp vulnerability scanner that understands continuations

I'm researching XSS vulnerabilities in a web application which uses continuations. That means that for a given form, the URI the form data is posted to is unique and different every time. A first GET ...
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Sample vulnerable web apps to test Pentesting platforms

I am looking into a web application vulnerability scanner for my organization. I would like a sample web application that is loaded with vulnerabilities (similar to metasploitable on the application ...
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Modeling & Simulation: Do vulnerability-scanner software simulators exist?

In my research, i am attempting to develop a simulator that mimics the output of a vulnerability scanner, given a set of parameters (e.g., Network IP ranges, number of machines to scan, typical ...
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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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What are good tools for CRLF discovery? [closed]

What are good tools for finding CRLF injection vulnerabilities?
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How to assess severity/impact of vulnerability

In our organization we wanted to review the overall IT landscape and check the most critical applications for vulnerability in phase 1, and then look at lesser critical applications in phase 2... as ...
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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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How does Facebook avoid crawling over their site?

I used Netsparker community edition and tried to find a vulnerability in my personal site. Then I thought let's try with Facebook. It didn't show a single webpage also because normally it shows ...
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What is the security flaw in the following code?

I am reading OWASP Testing Guide v3. The following passage: Example 1: Magic Parameters Imagine a simple web application that accepts a name-value pair of “magic” and then the value. For ...
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How to decode this exploit scanner?

My server is obviously up to date and not vulnerable to shellshock exploits. However, I am still curious and would like to understand how to decode the following malicious vulnerability scan. I have ...
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I don't quite understand the principle of “use after free” and CVE-2010-1119

I am a rookie hacker studying android vulnerabilities. My partner and I are studying "CVE-2010-1119". Unfortunately there does not appear to be enough information online. Could anyone please help me ...
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How to exploit this SQL injection vulnerability?

I am learning SQL injection on a vulnerable web app. I scanned it with w3af. It showed many vulnerabilities. One of them is: SQL injection in a Microsoft SQL database was found at: "http://www....
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Vulnerability Scanner vs Security Audit

I have a web app, and customers who are concerned about the security of the app. I want to be able to give my potential customers (manufacturing companies with 2k-10k employees) confidence that our ...
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unix config scanner / compliance checks

I'm looking for a tool, that scans unix operating systems for configuration issues. E.g. a script that finds PermitRootLogin yes in the ssh config file or with other words: a script that automates ...
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Open Source Vulnerability Scanner

I'm looking for an open source vulnerability scanner that I could install on one of my machines and point to all my others. Ideally, I'd be able to configure a nightly scan where all of my other nodes ...