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

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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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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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How does OpenVAS work out severity? [closed]

Nessus uses CVSS base scores, but i'm unable to find a reference as to if OpenVAS does or not.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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] ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Open-source penetration-test automation

What order do typical open-source penetration tests operate? Which tools are run first, second, third -- and how do you control them? Does one simply use Metasploit RC files? A network vulnerability ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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Browsing exploits with Metasploit console

Is there any way to browse certain exploits in MSFconsole? The show exploits command shows too many and I cannot find a way to show just Windows file format exploits, for example.
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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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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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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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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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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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Do I need an ASV to come out when going for an SAQ?

Our company is going for a SAQ, under PCI DSS 3.1. Do we need to pay a vendor to come out and do an on site scan, or can we use something like Nessus to do the scan on our own?
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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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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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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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Running webserver with SSL enabled but not used

We have a web server hosted by a third party running on port 80. They have also enabled SSL but we did not use it. We are just using port 80. Right now, when I do a vulnerability scan, some SSL ...