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

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Maintenance mode errors in Nexpose [closed]

I installed nexpose yesterday. And when I start the server in maintenance mode, I initialize the console with the command sudo sh nsc.sh and it throws me out the following errors: 14:07:14,340 |-ERROR ...
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How to Scan Firebase Database?

I have the APK of an application and analyzed it using MobSF static analysis. It says the application talks with Firebase Database and provides a URL. Obviously, the URL is not accessible. I am new to ...
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File traversal vulnerability found on Ubuntu server running a node process using Nessus

I have an Ubuntu server running a normal Node express framework app and a vulnerability was found by a tool called Nessus. It looks like a pretty standard issue to me, and I will have shell access, ...
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Scanning for SMBGhost vulnerability

I am a university student currently trying to demonstrate exploitation of the SMBGhost Vulnerability on Windows 10 (Version: 1903, Build Number: 18362.356). I need to provide evidence that the ...
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Can anyone help finding what's shady things are logged on my nginx webserver? [duplicate]

I have a hosted a simple react website(testing) with nginx webserver and cloudflare as ssl provider.My website is down from few days with cloudflare error 525 "SSL handshake failed".I was ...
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DCP-Portal Vulnerability

This vulnerability is from a third party reviewer for PCI scans. I am stuck for months and can't figure this out. I already used sanitation to my page and it still fail the PCI scanning. I am starting ...
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How could we fix Microsoft LDAP Enforce Channel Binding CVE-2017-8563?

I had a DC server running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64. After a vulnerability scan launched on this server using Nexpose, the CVE-2017-8563 was reported by the vulnerability scanner with the ...
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Scan sg350-28 with Nessus Credentialed checks

I have 4 SG350 (SG350-28 28-Port Gigabit Managed Switch) switches I need to be able to do a Credentialed scans to the switches The problem is when I try to scan it will not connect to port 22, from ...
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How to find out what payloads are being uploaded when I am running a scan of remote website?

I have been running an Acunetix vulnerability scan of a remote website (containing 50 subdomains). I am not doing anything else on this system. However, my system is connected to a remote VPS via VPN, ...
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How do you test security tools

I am planning to purchase a security tool like fortify, or sonarqube or snyk. How do you evaluate if the scanner really picks up static vulnerabilities and malware, as well runtime attacks? Any good ...
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Vulnerability scanners for .efi files

I have an .efi file with some hardware diagnostic tool like Memtest and I need to provide a security assessment for it. I am wondering, if there are any automated scanners, that can scan .efi files ...
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Sqlmapapi configuring task options

I'm trying to make scans using Sqlmapapi. I have added a new task, and when I call /option/$taskId/list in response, I receive JSON output with options that can be set. I could not find any ...
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Appscan not scanning vb files

I was doing SAST of a .NET application (.aspx and .vb) using Appscan source for analysis. I can scan aspx files but I am not able to scan .vb files in Appscan. How do you scan .vb files?
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Why Vulnerability Scanners Ignore Shared Libraries?

First of all, I am new to vulnerability scanning and don't have an experience working with any tooling outside of container specific. So, I don't know if it is a normal behavior for scanners. Please ...
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Fingerprinting Cisco ASA Device

I have used Nessus to determine that a client's Cisco ASA is vulnerable to a Read-Only Path Traversal Vulnerability. So far I have tried viewing the logon portal page source code, nmap -sV -A <host&...
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Determining applicability of CVEs without CPEs?

I am trying to build an automated pipeline to trigger certain inhouse-software events when relevant CVEs of products-of-interest are published. I am trying to utilise NIST NVD datafeeds for this ...
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Some random string is appended prefixed by a DOT at the end of URL

Recently we have run some Security scan report on one of our web-application and it has one issue reported as a path-based vulnerability. The scenario is as follows. The request URL which our ...
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Is it good practice to disable firewall rules for vulnerability scanners?

I've been asked to ensure that our vulnerability scanning tools (like Qualys, Nexpose) are able to reach all of our AWS EC2 instances, on all ports and protocols. Today they are limited by the current ...
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Manually Validating Vulnerabilities from a Vulnerability Scan

How do you manually validate vulnerabilities from a vulnerability scan or a vulnerability release from a vendor? Say you received a report with a high vulnerability. The vulnerability scanner used a ...
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Creating a separate privileged (admin) user account for authenticated VA scans

When reading many sources on performing authenticated vulnerability scans, it has been mentioned that creating and using a separate admin (privileged) user account for scans is recommended rather than ...
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Does it make sense to perform vulnerability assessment tests with admin user rights?

We have an admin web portal that we use to configure and monitor our system We recently had a security consultant scan our servers for vulnerabilities. Our admin portal is secured with username and ...
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How to disable the use of verb tunneling using such headers or query parameters in .NET?

I'm failing a security scan that is saying my .NET application is allowing verb tunneling and the recommendation is to disable this. The application needs to accept PUT and DELETE headers as well as ...
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Scanning developer dependency for OSS scan

I have a angular project which has several packages that have direct dependencies and developer dependencies like below "dependencies": { "@angular/animations": "8.2.14", ...
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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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Is is safe to skip virus scanning for image files?

Among other things, I use clamscan on my web servers website directories to help find compromised websites. Unfortunately the time to do this scan is becoming onerous. Are there any good reasons not ...
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What should be a good Open Source dependency scanning frequency?

We use Snyk as our open source dependency scanner. We currently scan for vulnerable libraries on every pull request and this causes overhead to our developers. What would be a good open source ...
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Container Vulnerability Management

Having difficulty understanding how to translate 'traditional' vulnerability management to a cloud environment. Previously accustomed to using tools like OpenVAS and Nessus, setting up scans which ...
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Nexpose Vulnerability scanner

Is it normal to get 3000+ vulnerabilities while scanning server using Nexpose? Or I can reduce the vulnerability to decent count by some tweaks!
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a single ip adress host multiple domain at the same time, how do i scan it using nmap or other tools?

lets say an ip adress 111.111.111.111 host multiple domain, (example.com , exampleid.com , admin.example.com, etc.) and i wanted to scan it port, how do i scan a spesific domain (headers key: Host ...
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Remote file inclusion (RFI) found - vulnerability or false positive?

For educational purposes, I am pentesting an app server of mine. I am using ZAP and it reports a remote file inclusion vulnerability. I looked at it and think its a false positive but before I miss ...
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Public registry (database or API) for known security vulnerabilities in open source software?

Is there a reliable, public registry (preferably in the form of an API) that records known security vulnerabilities in open source software? Why would anyone want this? I'm trying to emulate github's ...
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Chrome Vulnerabilities are detected in vulnerability scan even after upgraded with latest versions [duplicate]

Had few chrome vulnerabilities [CVE-2020-6420] detected by BI(Retina). Upgraded the affected machines to chrome version 84.0.4147.89. After re-scan still the same vulnerabilities are detected. Anyone ...
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Auto-login to refresh token in Burp Suite 2

I want to run an automatic scan on a web application made with Angular and JSNode. On this one I have access to different types of accounts. On ZAP OWASP I can select the POST request, it detects the ...
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Applicability of CVE-2018-14721

My project uses different versions of jackson library at a number of places, and a security scanner flagged that the binary is vulnerable to CVE-2018-14721. My reading of https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/...
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How do hackers search for vulnerabilities on certain ports? [closed]

Hackers usually attack open ports and services, but I want to know how they find security holes in specific ports or services.
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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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Constant POST request spam to /cgi-bin/ViewLog.asp endpoint

I've got a DigitalOcean server that I use for different temporary servers. Lately I've found that sometimes I get a constant spam of the following requests: POST http://127.0.0.1/cgi-bin/ViewLog.asp ...
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REST API scanning using WebInspect

I am trying to scan our internal site's REST APIs using WebInspect. As the site does not yet follow the Open API Standards or use the Swagger tool, it does not have a .json file that contains the API ...
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JSON API response flagged as XSS by vulnerability scanner. Is this a false positive?

When a user attempts to access any URL without authentication (including a non-existent URL), my web service returns an HTTP 401 response. This response is JSON encoded, and the body of this response ...
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Servers/Websites for vulnerability scanning

I need to test vulnerability scanners such as Nessus, Nmap, and so on. My teacher told me, that there are some prepared websites (these scanners need the IP address of target to scan) with known ...
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Qualys WAS raises "150004 Path-Based Vulnerability" on an image file

Customer is running Qualys Web Application Scan and the WAS Scan Report reported: 150004 Path-Based Vulnerability on URL: https://www.example.com/mywebapp/Content/datepicker/images/ui-...
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Old browser version connected to server

I am using securityscorecard.com to security test some web sites. One of the issues it has flagged is "Outdated web browser observed". Full description is as follows... The web is constantly ...
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Shell scripts scanning tools

It has become common trend to use shell scripts from the web and directly run them: bash <(curl -sL some.random.website.com) I always view the script before running them. However, shell scripts ...
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How to understand the client-server structure of Host-based Vulnerability Scanner?

We know that vulnerability scanners have three model types: Host-based, Network and Database. The Host-based vulnerability scanner uses a client-server structure, and the host will run an agent. ...
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What is the best way for OWASP Zap to handle Unique Fields and API Sequences?

First Situation: I proxy through some requests to zap and want to perform an active scan on them. Zap active scan is working on one property at a time, and this particular request requires some of the ...
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Security Report about "Insecure Content-Type Setting": Does this apply to CSS and JavaScript as well?

I am working through a report of an automated vulnerability scanner. One Item is Web Server Misconfiguration: Insecure Content-Type Setting ( 11359 ) It's about not returning the character-set for ...
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What is the best way to get OWASP ZAP to fuzz parameters with real data?

I'm trying to import and scan Open API Definitions and it seems to me that the url parameters and request body are not being replaced with real data. Is there a way for OWASP ZAP to automatically ...
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Web vulnerability scanners with API [closed]

I want to automate web vulnerability scanning and generate a HTML/PDF report. Are there any WVS that offer a scanning and reporting API? If so, what are some examples?
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Stop an in-progress passive scan in OWASP ZAP 2.9

I would like to know if anyone knows how to stop or speed-up an in-progress ZAP passive scan on version 2.9. I have a 64000+ passive scan queue and it is not draining fast at all. I have disabled all ...
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What types of vulnerabilities just can't be located by a default scanner?

If I'm wiling to test a web application. For what types of vulnerabilities can't a application scanner scan and where can't a application scanner scan (eg. in what property) by its most "forces"? ...
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