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

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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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How to exploit vulnerabilities found from OpenVAS?

I could not find any match for the vulnerabilities with their CVE numbers found from OpenVAS scanner with exploits using sites such as Rapid 7 Vulnerability DB and Exploit DB, or by using a command ...
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Difference between hardening guides (CIS, NSA, DISA)

I'm researching OS hardening and it seems there are a variety of recommended configuration guides. I realize the different configuration providers supply different offerings per Operating System, but ...
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What questions should be asked when joining a new security team? [on hold]

I've accepted a position at a different company working on their security team and have been mentally putting together a list of questions to ask so I can rapidly get up to speed in the environment ...
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Burp Suite Active Scanning Wizard options

I have been making use of Burp Suite's active scanning functionality for some of my recent web application assessments and I had some questions about the active scanners ability to remove urls from ...
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IDS across seperate AWS accounts

I have 2 separate AWS accounts and I would like to a Vuln scanner/IDS on one to scan another. One environment is a regular AWS account and the other is in AWS Gov Cloud. Due to limitations within ...
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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 ...
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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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Where to place a vulnerability scanner within a data center

There is currently a debate in my office on the best location to place a vulnerability scanner (a distributed scanner - Rapid7 Nexpose, using scan engines) within a data center. I see two options: ...
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Protecting against GCHQ port scans: How does TCP stealth work?

Today I read the first time about a draft of TCP Stealth which should serve as a protection against GCHQ and NSA vulnerability scanning(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP_Stealth): The ...
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Web Application Vulnerability Scan- False Positives-Recognizing and Eliminating

Web Application Vulnerability and Potential False Positives As a Penetration Tester the application vulnerability scan is a major part of any penetration testing methodology. In the Application ...
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How to determinate if someone scanning my server?

How is possible to determinate if someone make requests with tools for pentesting? Is there any linux command?
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Why is Un1c0rn exposing wget on heartbleed?

What's the point of spotlighting wget on heartbleed dumps? I'm specifically talking about this which is the first page of wget occurencies in heartbleed dumps. They put this page as a link on the ...
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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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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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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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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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Scanner / tool to generate a list with all forms and input fields of a website [closed]

I'm not very experienced with information security but know some basics about injection attacks and other web based attacks. Is there a tool / crawler to find all forms and input fields of a whole ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Testing SQL injection using sqlmap

I'm just started using sqlmap ( http://sqlmap.sourceforge.net ) to test for possible sql injection attacks. I got a website which is vulnerable: C:\Python27>python xxx\sqlmap\sqlmap.py -u ...
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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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Do heuristics exist for modeling the “harmlessness” of a file?

There's a file processing service that looks for some know attacks and sometimes returns messages like: Probably harmless! There are strong indicators suggesting that this file is safe to use. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Internal / external Penetration testing a webserver - PCI

the PCI DSS document states: 11.3.2 Perform internal penetration testing at least annually and after any significant infrastructure or application upgrade or modification (such as an operating ...
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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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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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Failed PCI-DSS Compliance | Submitting Evidence

One of our web servers that is managed by a service provider (completely in their control, we have no login access) just failed PCI-DSS vuln. scan by TrustKeeper. The vuln scan detected the box as a ...
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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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How does one decide whether to block malicious scanning activities?

On a typical day in the internet, there would be numerous botnets commanding zombie computers to scan for servers with vulnerabilities. Every now and then, a new exploit would be discovered. Then, the ...
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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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Nessus scanner and Red Hat backport security updates

I have asked this question: False positive Apache version in scanner results on Centos I need additional clarification: Do you know if it is possible to configure Nessus to adopt Red Hat backport ...
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Is there any useful Android app for security assessments? [closed]

I've been thinking for a while about whether or not ask this, as it may be a opinion-based question, but as I have seen a couple of non-closed questions about recommended books, so I think this is the ...
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False positive Apache version in scanner results on Centos

Recently I need to care a lot of false positive vulnerabilities in scanner results on Apache version. Example of false positive vulnerability: Apache 2.2 < 2.2.16 Multiple Vulnerabilities Our ...
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How do vulnerability scanners detect when DEBUG is set to True on ASP.NET applications

I know how to check this setting in code, and I know where to look in the web.config, but I can't seem to find information on how a vulnerability scanner like Qualys would detect this. I've ...
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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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How can I stop this DOS attack?

I have this entry appearing constantly in my router logs: [DOS Attack] : 5 [RST Scan] packets detected in last 20 seconds, source ip [xx.xx.xx.xx] They just never stop. It doesn't seem to affect ...