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

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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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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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Nessus No host data is available for this scan error

I encountered an error in Nessus result. Error: No host data is available for this scan. I want to scan ip 192.16x.x.x at Nessus.I scan this ip with nmap.Only 2 tcp port is open in this ip ...
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How do I verify versions of Adobe?

I ran a vulnerability scan against a server and it is pulling back a lot of Adobe vulnerabilities. I ran a Wireshark capture on the scan but I can't seem to write up a Wireshark filter on the packets. ...
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A BFE registry key's ACL is flagged by Microsoft Attack Surface Analyzer - what do I do?

Can anyone help me to understand which kind of action I should make to mitigate this issue, which emerged from Microsoft Surface Attack Analyzer? How I can tighten the ACL? Is there a standard ...
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web application security testing definition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between a penetration test and a vulnerability assessment? When people talk about webapp security testing, do they usually mean vulnerability ...
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Vulnerability scanner tools to use with Snort

We plan to add Snort with the firewall for our network to have improved security. The purpose, apart from protection from malicious traffic, is to customize Snort to detect and block specific traffic ...
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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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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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Add custom information to OpenVas reports [closed]

I am using OpenVas to scan several different networks and aggregate those reports into RSA Archer. Archer supports breaking hardware up into different Business Units/Divisions etc., and I would like ...
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Credentials for scanning a database server's vulnerabilities [closed]

what is the required credentials for scanning a database server's vulnerabilities by using vulnerability assessment tools such as Rapid 7 Nexpose?
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Error when adding new credentials to OpenVAS [closed]

Google isn't providing me with any helpful answers. I'm running Kali Linux 64bit, with OpenVas running. I am able to run scans fine, and read results in Greenbone. However when I try to create a LSC ...
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What tools are available for iOS vulnerability assessment and penetration testing [closed]

I want to start learning about VA on Apple iOS devices. Besides documentation, is there any good tool - in terms of automated vulnerability scanners, or scripts - to start?
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Matching vulnerabilities with upstream versions

How am I supposed to match vulnerabilities with services fingerprint, with string like these? Is there a public database to match these versions with original versions? > 5.5.29-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 &...
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Tomcat 7 and ETags

I recently got updated by InfoSec that we need to be careful about ETags using Apache WebServer (HTTPD) as they reveal inode and can be exploited especially in NFS etc. But I am moving to Tomcat 7. ...
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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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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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Client misunderstanding nmap [closed]

My client wants their public facing IP addresses to be secure, but thinks that running nmap port scans will draw attention from hackers. To settle this once and for all, what do you say?
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Are web vulnerability scanners active or passive?

I want to scan my own website for vulnerabilities using Vega and w3af from kali linux. I assume these tools perform active attacks, not passive ones. Is this correct? If they do perform active ...
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How to validate report given by a white hat hacker

I give a contract to find vulnerabilities in my site to a white hat hacker. According to him he performed several attacks on my site for 15 days and find that there is no any security threats. I am ...
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Operating system scanner

I am confused about Operating Systems scanner vs Network Scanner. Usually a network scanner such as Nessus can already check for operating systems vulnerability. So what does an operating system ...
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Retina tells me I do not have permission to scan a range. I have full permissions. Why? [closed]

I am using Retina via BeyondInsight 5.2.0.410 to scan my network. Occasionally, I get the error message "You do not have the required permissions to scan the entered range" which doesn't make sense ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Export detailed reports from Rips Vulnerability Scanner 0.55

I am using RIPS 0.55 to scan for static source code vulnerabilities. Currently when running it at the directory level it just gives the category and the list of files. Is there a way to extract ...
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openvas omp tool is not able to parse target option

I am trying out the OpenVAS and the omp tool (version 5.0). I can connect to the OpenVAS manager and get the targets and configs but when I try to create a task, I get an error. $ omp -u test -w ...
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Vulnerability test for CVE-2014-7169 (Shellshock) [duplicate]

I found this test here for the Shellshock vulnerability follow-up CVE-2014-7169 , which is basicaly doing: echo `env X='() { (a)=>\' sh -c "echo '[Vulnerability CVE-2014-7169 Detected]'" 2> /...
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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 1.3.6....
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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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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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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. ...