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

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How to exploit this SQL inection 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: ...
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MS12-020: Remote Code Execution

I'm doing some exercises in the lab. My vuln. scanner detects MS12-020 on a few machines. The report indicates that this could be exploited to allow the execution of code remotely. To me this would ...
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Penetration testing preventive or detective control?

I have always wondered if penetration testing is a preventive or detective control. My view is that it is both preventive (preventive as it scans for vulnerabilities, which can be fixed to prevent ...
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scanning my site for JavaScript/XSS vulnerabilities [closed]

It have had a report that my site may have a security issue and there is some JavaScript loading 10 times per second. www.ayrshireminis.com Is there anyway that I can "scan" my site to check if ...
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How to scan a website using Nessus with login credentials

I have scanned my website using Nessus.But I need to scan it as logged in user since most of the urls are accessible only if we are logged in.How can I set website login credentials in Nessus?
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IDS in combination with vulnerability scanner

I'm planning to set up a server environment with high security requirements on which i want to install an intrusion detection system (snort). Additionally, I think of running a vulnerability scanner ...
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How can I stop this attack on my router?

After enabling system log on my Asus DSL-N10E router, I've got this message: DoS: Tcp SYN With Data Attack source=217.74.166.73 What does it mean? Is it a real danger on my network security? And ...
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CSRF vulnerability in CGI/shell script web interface of hardware

I have a web interface to a hardware that is primarily used to reboot the hardware. Reboot can be done only by authenticated user.The web interface is written in CGI/shellscript. It does not use any ...
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Recomended Nessus Windows-7 scan settings?

In the Nessus FAQ it says Microsoft Windows desktop systems have network limitations that may impact the performance of Nessus. The TCP/IP stack limits the number of simultaneous incomplete ...
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nessus scan against metasploit exploits

I am thinking about launching wide nessus scans (in the "IP range" sense) against exploits present in metasploit. The idea is to limit the number of plugins so that that the scan finishes in a ...
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Does the use of plugin-id make the nessus scan intrusive in some way?

I want to know when scanning using NESSUS, though it is said its non-intrusive by default But what I want to know is how the use / definition or the testing conditions mentioned in the plugin-id ...
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Where can I practice MITM raw binary protocols?

I want to try practicing MITMing raw TCP binary protocols as well as MITMing HTTP protocol. What is the best way to do this? Are there any specific tools which help me do this? Like wireshark or ZAP ...
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Local network proxy/spoof

Are intruders in a local network able to mask their local IP in any way? Could they 'hijack' another local IP and perform scans and exploits from there?
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Import nmap scan results into OpenVAS

I have recently been introduced to OpenVAS for scanning our network at work. I am familiar with nmap, and I am happy with it's performance when used stand-alone from the cli, through iptraf I can see ...
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Using timeouts to automatically detect blind sql injection exploits

I'm working on a penetration testing tool, and I have error-based sql injection pretty much covered, but I was wondering, is it possible to use timeouts, along with built in sql commands to detect an ...
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how to access to arachni scanner web interface? [closed]

I have downloaded Arachni package. It is said in the README file to run bin/arachni_web to access to web interface of this scanner. I run it but no web page appears. I just see these lines: ...
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FoundStone scan + URI filtering

I have a server that is protected with a firewall with URI filtering rule. So if you go http://x.x.x.x/URIFilter/Something you will get to the server, but if you don't put URIfilter into URL or use ...
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If you have option to choose between static code analysis vs dynamic code analysis which one would you pick and why? [duplicate]

If you were in charge of web application security and needed vulnerability scanner and had option between static code or dynamic code analysis which one would you prefer? (Of course, I realize, having ...
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Why does OpenVAS report CVE-2003-0042 when my server isn't running Tomcat?

OpenVAS reports that an Apache virtual host is vulnerable to CVE-2003-0042, which is a vulnerability in versions of Tomcat prior to 3.3.1a. The host is not running Tomcat. The detection OID is ...
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Old Tool: S.A.T.A.N. (a.k.a. S.A.N.T.A.)

Years ago computer security analysts Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema wrote the security program S.A.T.A.N.. Does anyone know what happened to it (or if it just went out of style) and what people ...
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How can I get a list of unsigned plugins in openvas?

How can I get a list of unsigned plugins in openvas? Are those plugins safe for use? When I run the scan on a test machine with nasl_no_signature_check = no, I don't get any results(not even any ...
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Can a nessus scan running on top of a Windows OS do full internal scans of devices using ssh?

I am wondering if I did a Nessus scan using a Windows machine how it would log in to a Linux based device. Windows does not have a native ssh client. I am aware that Nessus will log into systems ...
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Effectively Pentest a Wordpress Site

When it comes to blackbox pentesting of a wordpress site ,first thing come's in your mind is WPScan[http://wpscan.org/].While pentesting through some site's ,i faced a similar issue i.e it shows that ...
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Nessus doesn't find self-written plugins [closed]

I'm trying to write a nessus plugin. So I took an existing plugin (10056), and only added the line display("hello world"); in the appropriate section and altered the script_id to a non-existing one. ...
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How do you search for new vulnerabilities? [closed]

I've been asked this question, and I really don't know how would I do it. My answer was to take known vulnerabilities and try to exploit them on a different way, but this is not really a new ...
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Can I scan with nmap from cloud services? [closed]

Can i conduct nmap scanning from cloud services (i.e AWS)? i am looking to do external scanning for my company and want to set up something that will be quick, efficient, and cheap. I dont want to ...
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OpenSource considered harmfull?

What would you think about military strategist who is publishing full plans for all of important infrastructure? I think that person will be stupid. Can be this analogy case with OpenSource? Here is ...
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How should privileged accounts be secured in both Linux and Windows?

I have recently started work in application security at a mid-sized firm, having transitioned away from 5+ years in security consulting (pentesting, etc). One of the biggest challenges I see here from ...
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What are the limitations of vulnerability scanners?

What are the limitations of vulnerability scanners? If it is related to how these scanners work, how these work?
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What are the security measures to be taken before launching a site with credit card payments? [closed]

We just completed functionality testing of our new e-commerce site and going to launch.We are accepting credit card payments. I'm really concerned about it's security.What are the precautions to be ...
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w3af plugin development example [closed]

I'm new to w3af, and I would like to build my own plugin. I have searched on w3af web and googled it for some examples but no luck... Can anyone give me an example how to start building plugins or ...
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How to scan internet? [closed]

I was wondering if you know how to portscan internet and be compliant with law. I mean a SYN scan and a little UDP one. Such database would be very useful, and should be public anyway. I think this ...
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Best free website vulnerability scanners [closed]

I need to check web security and vulnerability in my web application. Whatever free vulnerability scanners application or vulnerability scan online site's are available?
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How to find bugs/ vulnerabilities in web apps/sites? [closed]

What knowledge is needed? What software is to be used? How are the reports written? PS: Websites like facebook.com