Questions tagged [vulnerability-scanners]

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

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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routinely get scanned by Qualys and other scanners that report my supported and patched version of php as wildly out of date (even though they're patched quarterly, I get flagged on ...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?

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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Nikto commandline options

I was reading from Nikto's site on the commandline options used and I am curious about this option https://cirt.net/nikto2-docs/options.html -ask Whether to ask about submitting updates: yes (ask ...
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Authenticated scan strategy for large enterprise network

I have been tasked with using Qualys Vulnerability Scanner in order to perform scans within a large enterprise network. Within this network there are Windows machines and Linux machines. CyberArk has ...
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How to prevent vulnerability scanning tools from scanning my VPS? [duplicate]

I noticed in the logs that my server is beeing scanned continuously, I know that from apache / postfix/ dovecot logs. Example from apache error log : ==> error.log <== [Fri Mar 01 10:11:30....
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Securimage php library for Captcha Code showing security issues in Arachni Scanner

I have used the securimage PHP library to show a captcha on my form. But when I'm scanning my page for vulnerabilities using Arachni scanner, it shows the following message and it's trying to scan the ...
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Metasploit wmap_run -e freezes on auxiliary/scanner/http/brute_dirs module, returns 404

I am trying to run a wmap scan on a web app locally on my Mac. But when wmap reached File/Dir testing, more specifically the brute force module, it does not show anything for path (even though the ...
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Burp Suite - Mark Issues as “Validated”

After performing a audit (formerly active and passive scan) of a web app with Burp suite I manually verify and validate the issues it identifies to rule out false positives, see what is possible with ...
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Server getting probed: why can I see successful GET requests to other sites?

I put up my site yesterday and this morning I saw a lot of requests in the logs. I have seen this before, and immediately could tell it was someone/something probing the server. Most of the requests ...
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How do I scan a WordPress website which blocks WPSCAN from scanning the website?

I am trying to scan a WordPress website with WPSCAN in Kali Linux but an error is happening. Whenever I start the scan WPSCAN runs for 2-3 min and gets paused and after some time and error comes "the ...
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Can OpenVAS do a scan on a scanner device?

I know OpenVAS can scan printers with just tweaking some scan configuration. I try to scan a scanner device but I only get one result which is OS Detection Consolidation and Reporting. I have an ...
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Is there anywhere we can scan projects (PHP, JAVA…) for vulnerabilities, like VirusTotal.com does (All-in-one)? [closed]

Virustotal is excellent in its field. Does there exist any tool (or site) where we could upload (or that could be also an offline PC version) to test projects or websites (PHP, Java, whatever) for ...
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HTML payloads work on burp but not on browser

I was looking into bWAPP. In the HTML GET Injection section, I entered %25%33%63%25%36%38%25%33%31%25%33%65%25%36%31%25%37%30%25%37%30%25%36%63%25%36%35%25%33%63%25%32%66%25%36%38%25%33%31%25%33%65 ...
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Can you scan unmanaged switches with vulnerability scanners?

The target switches do not have IP addresses and most scanners require IPs as targets. Can you scan unmanaged switches with vulnerability scanners? What scanners can target layer 2?
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Getting scanned on AWS Elastic BeanStalk

As soon as I upload/deploy an application to AWS Elastic BeanStalk, it gets scanned for common admin pages even though it’s not linked to by any external website and I have not shared the DNS name ...
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Internal HTTP(s) vulnerabilities

We use Rapidfire + network detective where I work, for doing non-intrusive internal scans on all of our clients' networks. Every week; half of the tickets I get for this are port 80/443 ...
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Secure scanning of git repositories

Is it possible to scan files on a 3rd party gitlab installation before they are downloaded ? In the scenario I'm thinking about colleagues are worried about the potential for malware to be attached ...
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NIKTO: Requires Authentication for realm ''MD5''

I am trying to perform a scanning of a web server using Nikto using: nikto -id id:pass -h xxx.xxx.xx.xxx I am specifying HTTP Basic authentication credentials and indeed with this credentials I can ...
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Scan for infection of malicious files manually?

I know there are options of free security softwares out there that do good job like malwarebytes, but I really want to learn how to scan for possible threats of malicious files on your pc manually. I ...
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How to discover known vulnerabilities (CVEs) in Go executables?

Tools that discover CVEs need to create software bill-of-material. In many cases it can be done simply by inspecting files on the target system e.g. RPM or NPM index. Would it be possible to do ...
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Protecting a web app from unwanted vulnerability scanners

I have a web application and I keep getting unwarranted offers from "security experts" and the results I get are pretty convincing. Somehow, they send me a report of PHP files running and ways on how ...
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Vulnerability scanner connecting to remote registry service is failing

I am trying to perform full vulnerability scans against all of my corporate PCs, servers and laptops. However, I'm unable to read/connect to the target registry despite the 'Remote Registry' service ...
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Server vulnerability scanning [closed]

How can I discover server vulnerabilities without using a scanning software such as openVas? is there any manual ways or steps to follow to assure server security. Thanks in advance
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Vulnerability scanners for web APIs [closed]

I've built a few web APIs for my company at intellectstorm.com and I'm tasked to test these products by scanning for vulnerabilities. I can't decide on a good tool as yet; so far I've used the ...
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Using SELinux to isolate a binary AV scanner to only doing its job, scanning and detecting

This question is a "would it be possible" rather than a "how to". Can SELinux isolate a binary AV scanner, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux for an example, to only do whats its suppose to do ...
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What is the risk of private IP address disclosure if it is the user IP?

I am checking a web application with OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP). There is a vulnerability (low) that says "private IP address disclosure" and when I check for more details I found that it is my IP,...
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over 100 scanner requests 5 min after domain registration

First off, I am no security expert! Yesterday I registered a .cf domain, I needed it for about 10 minutes. About 5 minutes after domain registration I got over 100 scanner requests (I checked all ...
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Scan a web application in OpenVAS

As the title says. How can I do it in OpenVAS? The other group has a website for example: https://thiswebsite.com/main.php and in that website there is a web application for example: https://...
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Attack Surface Analyzer report possible actions [closed]

I am using Microsoft's Attack Surface Analyzer, and I would like to get a better understanding of what would be the best way to mitigate the findings. For example if in my report I get Directories ...
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OpenVAS won't generate SCAP Database

To deploy OpenVAS to Virtual machines I've been using Ansible for a while and it worked pretty well. Now today I wanted to deploy it to another machine but the openvas-check-setup script keeps telling ...
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Is it possible to invoke OS commands from a NASL script in OpenVAS?

I was wondering if it is possible to run a command like cat, w3m or any other Operating System (Linux) utility from inside a NASL script and use its output. Do you know any examples? I know you can ...
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nikto's results differ from other vulnerability scanners , is it more or less accurate?

I was doing some scanning on a web application, I used OWASP zap and Nessus. The risks that these two detected were medium to low, very few vulnerabilities. Then I tried nikto, and the results were ...
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Nikto authentication

I am trying to complete a war game on Hell Bound Hackers. I wish to use the nikto scanner to check some pages for vulnerabilities, however I first need to log into the Hell Bound Hackers war game, ...
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Change settings to scan a printer with openvas

I have Openvas 5.1.1 (gui: Greenbone Security Assistant Version 7.0.2). It misidentifies my linux server as a printer. Scan result includes Solution If you want to scan the remote host, uncheck ...
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How to fix Path Disclosure Vulnerability?

I have run a Qualys Web Application Scan for a customer website and found the "Path Disclosure Path-Based Vulnerability". If the normal URL is like this http://example.com/ When I go to the URL http:/...
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Detect and Scan Open Ports

I am trying to understand two questions - I run Qualys/Nessus scans on periodic basis in our Azure/AWS environment and always run into issues while detecting for Open ports, A basic nmap scan would ...
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Tons of vulnerabilities are found on tcp/0 port using vulnerability scanners

Performed credentialed Vulnerability scan on linux/Unix servers by Nessus and thousand of vulnerability came out of port tcp/0. How could a IANA reserved port(tcp/0) handle traffic? Are those ...
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After a full web vulnerability scan, do we need to test each & every similar field for possible injections?

I ran a zap scan for my project and found some medium & low level vulnerabilities. But going through some posts, I found that we should run injections (sql, xss, command) on text fields also. But ...
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How is the create-react-app package tree properly sanitized?

React, and it's application creation script, create-react-app, are popular packages nowadays... and with good reason: React is a rock-star framework. From a security perspective, sanitizing all the ...
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Using burp-rest-api, how do I log into my web application in order to scan for vulnerabilities?

I am using the VMWare-developed Burp API (https://github.com/vmware/burp-rest-api) in order to try to automate web application scanning for my application. For an example, if I was attempting to test ...
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How vulnerability scanners identify version of services on targets

I would like to know that how vulnerability scanners identify the version of services running on the target after identifying the service by the port number.
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Potential False Positive while scanning a network with Nexpose - X509 Certificate mismatch [closed]

Little bit of context, we are seeing this finding a lot. We use wildcard certificates on public facing websites. The finding is titled: "X.509 Certificate Subject CN Does Not Match the Entity ...
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How to use a web vulnerability scanner to autenthicate through in order to do the scan

I thinking about use a various mix of different scanner such as: Burp-suite Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner Arachni Owasp Zed Attack Proxy Project Vega W3af though we have Active directory that is ...
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Is my website being checked for vulnerabilities or being attacked? [duplicate]

I have a website running on windows hosting with plesk 11 version and website is based on .net 4.5 by default PHP is also active for this website but is not being used. I have disabled PHP as i am not ...
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OpenVas remediation cipher suites

This is my first time running a vulnerability scan software like OpenVas. It is really a great tool to found out about vulnerabilities in the network. I have found difficult to troubleshoot the ...
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Malformed HTTP requests with repeated protocol (GET /https://https://www.DOMAIN.com) in Apache logs - what vulnerability are they scanning for?

About once per day, I'm seeing the following series of requests in my Apache 2.4 httpd logs, and I'm trying to figure out what vulnerability is being scanned for. Each occurrence of these scans has an ...
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Checking for hardware vulnerabilities (like Intel Management Engine) semi-automated?

Is there a nice semi-automated way that I would just paste output of my /proc, lspci, or any other hardware description and get suggestions to what kind of vulnerabilities a given computer may be ...
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How to transfer the `id` more securely in Rails project?

I checked my rails project with a brakeman, and received warning. Potentially dangerous key allowed for mass assignment: params.require(:inspector_id) class ReportsController < ...