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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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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 (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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automate Checking vulnerabilities on Windows

i'm working on a project (vulnerabilty manager) where i have to find vulnerabilities on different OS's, for linux it's simple i have to check installed packages and match them with CVE list, but what ...
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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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Secure MPLS configuration: Does TCP port 646 (LDP) need to be generally exposed?

I am looking for expertise on MPLS configurations and security. A recent scan of my organization's public IPv4 perimeter networks using Rapid7 InsightVM has discovered a system which appears to be ...
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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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Web server attack methodology: why bother with manual tests if vulnerability scanner does it all?

I'm reading a white hat hacking book from a famous certification. They say the methodology for hacking a web server is: information gathering (domain name, DNS, IP, etc.) footprinting (ex: banner ...
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What is extension intolerance in the context of TLS?

SSL Labs checks for TLS version intolerance and TLS extension intolerance. I've seen another answer on this site that covers version intolerance, but what does extension intolerance mean, specifically,...
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Nikto nocache option

I found an option -nocache : Disable response cache in here https://cirt.net/nikto2-docs/options.html But when I tried it, I always get this error Unknown option: nocache
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Nikto giving incoherent results [closed]

I'm running a scan with Nikto. The command I'm running is pretty simple: nikto -h 192.168.1.15 -p 5050 It's a Node.js server. But I get a gazillion vulnerabilitites, for instance: OSVDB-19947: /...
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Vulnerable stored Linux kernel version

I am scanning Linux server which has two kernels versions stored, when I run following command I can see for example this version: user@host [~]# rpm -q kernel kernel-3.10.0-327.el7.x86_64 kernel-3....
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VeraCode static code scan reports “Improper Neutralization of CRLF Sequences in HTTP Headers” for frontend code

I have the following code in my frontend javascript which basically reads the csrf cookie value and sets that in the ajax calls done via jquery. var csrftoken = self.getCookie('csrftoken'); ...
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VeraCode static code scan of django view reports “External control of Filename or Path” on render method

Veracode is reporting a security issue on a piece of code which seems pretty innocuous to me. The code is built with python/Django and the line in question is: return render(request, 'core/create-...
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vulnerability scanner report to SIEM

Our partners require such configuration as 1) vulnerability scanner A (well known in CIS area) 2) SIEM B (leaders of the market) And they should perform a scan of the network, get a report then ...
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How to configure webapplication vuln scanner for local web apps [closed]

I am in the process of evaluating a number of webapp vuln scanners. For this task, I attack intentionally vulnerable web apps. So far I tried: Scanner > BurpPro Scanner, arachni, ZAP, wapiti, nikto, ...
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Should I report a security vulnerability?

I scanned a site using a vulnerability scanner and it found a vulnerability with a CVV score of 10. Should I send the report to the company?
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Where to run long automated scans? [closed]

I'm trying to run some automated scans without stopping for long periods of time (each scan can take anywhere from 8 hours to 3 days). I currently don't have a PC I can leave running for many days ...
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Pentesting: Active vs Passive Scan [closed]

I couldn't find answers to this question on this forum so I'm just gonna ask: What are Active Scans and Passive Scans? What are their differences? Please include in your answer(s): differences in ...
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Is it reasonable to provide admin access for a PCI vulnerability scan?

My organization is going through a PCI-DSS compliance process. As part of that, we're contracting out our external and internal vulnerability scans. The contractor is asking for admin access to our ...
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Disabled Network Discovery for port 5357 but it still shows up as open in NMap scan

as mentioned in the title I have disabled Network Discovery for all of the 3 profiles yet when I run an NMap scan, the port comes up to be open. I have also run the command netstat -a -b to find the ...
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Authenticated vs Unauthenticated network scans

What are the differences between authenticated and unauthenticated network scans? Do they show the same results? In which scenario should both be used?
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Can Blind SQL/Boolean Based SQL Injections not contain break characters or comparisons?

I'm using a scanner which passes subtraction attack traffic such as (1-1), (3-2), (5-2), etc. There are no break or continuation characters such as semicolons or &&, nor is there a comparison ...
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What is the difference when scanning external IP's from my LAN vs cloud/external scanner?

Im concerned if I am scanning effectively. When I scan our external IP's with the scanner on my laptop the packets are leaving my network through my firewall and routing across the internet to hit ...
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What are the benefits of using Nessus in addition to Azure Security Center?

Are there any benefits to using vulnerability scanners such as Nessus Pro or Tenable.io, if we are already using Azure Security Center for vulnerability and update management? Or does it have any ...
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How can I detect CVE-2018-0886 vulnerable hosts in my network?

I know that the vulnerability is a bit old,but still an important one. Today, by chance I found out that a PC with Windows 7 didn't have the update applied and I'm wondering if there are more. Most ...
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Can I get hold of malicious npm packages?

the npm advisories site lists quite a lot of malicious packages which - in my understanding - are not packages with vulnerabilities but malicious per se. These packages were removed from the npm repo ...
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Best Practice for Suppressing Fortify SCA Findings

I have been searching for an answer as to how you should treat false positives in Fortify scans. For a long time, if something was determined to be a false positive, I would document the reasoning ...
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Analyzing binary by ZZUF and PEACH fuzzers

I have installed two different fuzzer ZZUF and PEACH fuzzers. Unfortunately, my lack of knowledge I could not test C++ binaries by both fuzzers. Testing binaries process is not given PEACH and ZZUF ...
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Identifying a script used for vulnerability scan

The logs of a server are showing a great number of 404 responses in a short time. Apparently somebody used a tool/script to look for known vulnerabilities by combining the server and part of the path ...
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How do scanners know which apache2 modules are installed?

My machines routinely get scanned by Qualys and other scanners that report my supported and patched version of php as wildly out of date (even though they're patched quarterly, I get flagged on ...
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Is there away to retrieve results (including found vulnerabilities) of a specific scan from one API call? [closed]

Is there away to retrieve results (including found vulnerabilities) of a specific scan from one API call? From InsightVm documentation, the GET scan API call returns only scan info with statistics of ...

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