By automating most of the post-scan procedures with Netsparker’s Proof-Based ScanningTM technology, you will have more time to fix the identified vulnerabilities and can leave the office on time.
The Netsparker web application security scanners are the first and only scanners that automatically exploit the vulnerabilities they identify during a web vulnerability scan. This Proof-Based
You can watch the video below for an introduction to the unique Proof-Based
If it is Exploitable, it is not a False Positive
If a vulnerability can be exploited, it is not a false positive. That’s definitely not arguable. The auto-exploitation technology is built on this concept; Netsparker finds a vulnerability and it automatically exploits it. By exploiting it, it confirms it is not a false positive. And when either Netsparker Desktop or the online web application security scanner Netsparker Cloud confirm a vulnerability, it will be marked as seen in the below screenshot.
Automatically Generating a Proof of the Identified Web Vulnerability
This is where it gets interesting; the Netsparker scanners do not just automatically exploit and confirm an identified vulnerability. They also prove that the vulnerability exists by generating either a Proof of Concept or a Proof of Exploit.
Proof of Exploit vs Proof of Concept
Netsparker scanners will either generate a proof of exploit or a proof of concept depending on the type of the identified vulnerability. Below is an explanation of what both are and for which vulnerabilities the Netsparker scanners will generate them.
Proof of Concept
A proof of concept is the actual exploit that can be used to prove that the vulnerability exists. For
Below is a screenshot of a cross-site scripting vulnerability reported in Netsparker Cloud. Notice the Proof URL, in which Netsparker reports the URL that is used to exploit the identified vulnerability.
Proof of Exploit
A proof of exploit is used to report the data that can be extracted from the vulnerable target once the vulnerability is exploited, highlighting the impact an exploited vulnerability can have. For
The Netsparker web vulnerability scanners can generate a proof of exploit when they identify any of the below vulnerability types:
- SQL Injection
- Boolean SQL Injection
- Blind SQL Injection
- XML External Entity (XXE)
- Local File Inclusion (LFI)
- Remote Code Execution via Local File Inclusion
- Remote File Inclusion (RFI)
- Command Injection
- Blind Command Injection
- Remote Code Evaluation
- Server-Side Template Injection
Benefits of Proof-Based
Scanning TM Technology
The benefits of automating the post-scan process with the Proof-Based
- You do not have to manually verify the vulnerabilities the scanners found, thus saving precious time that you can use to fix the reported security flaws instead.
- You do not have to be a seasoned security professional to use any of the Netsparker security scanners. The results are automatically confirmed for you, so there is no need to know how to reproduce the findings.
- You can assign the web application vulnerability scanning to less technical people and let the developers focus on what they do best; write code.
- The process of finding vulnerabilities in web applications will cost you less since you can assign the scanning tasks to less technical people.
- As a QA you won’t be sent back by the developers to prove that there is a vulnerability in their code. Sounds familiar
- As a developer or service
provideryou do not need to convince your superior or customer to fix their issues. Just show them the proof and they will surely give you the go ahead!
Scanning TM Technology Safe?
Yes, it is. The Netsparker web vulnerability scanners will only try to exploit a vulnerability in a safe and
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Netsparker, Web Application Security Scanner authored by Robert Abela. Read the original post at: https://www.netsparker.com/blog/docs-and-faqs/proof-based-web-application-security-scanning/