According to Positive Technologies’ latest Web Application Vulnerabilities and Threats Report, 82% of web application vulnerabilities lie in the source code. The report also noted that nine times out of 10, hackers could attack site visitors. Other highlights included:
CYBRI Web App penetration testing moves beyond the constraints of automated scanning. Our Red Team conducts manual testing to pinpoint any business logic vulnerabilities and also assesses the security of the code used by the application.
Internal web app security testing is not as effective as third-party testing — because web apps are critical systems in any network, you need a fresh set of eyes. It’s not a myth that application developers are generally experts in their domain and code, but they are rarely cybersecurity experts.
The CYBRI Red Team provides a fresh set of eyes that can discover weaknesses in your applications, spot coding mistakes, locate software bugs, ensure effective implementation of app controls, and analyze actual risk.
Web app security covers the security encompassing websites, web applications, and web services. The most common web application attack vectors include code injection, broken authentication, and sensitive data exposure.
Code injection or Remote Code Execution (RCE) occurs when an attacker submits invalid data to a web app to introduce and execute malicious code.
Broken authentication is when the authentication mechanism is insecure or does not work properly. Often this is found when passwords are submitted in cleartext or using a weak cipher suite.
Data exposure occurs usually in two ways: unexpected user actions reveal data that was not protected by authentication or when view permissions are overly permissive and allow accounts to access data they shouldn't be able to.
XXE is when XML references are allowed but not properly implemented, which allows the attacker to use a reference that can be used to exploit the application.
Broken Access control is the ability for a user to access resources beyond what they were intended to. This often happens when developers do not check access levels on every action, so unexpected behavior bypasses protection, such as direct URL requests or unhiding hidden fields.
A security misconfiguration is when controls are in place but not properly set up for the needs of the application.
XSS is a type of injection that causes the application to run a script. This can be done client-side, server-side and stored and non-stored. The most dangerous is a stored server-side XSS, where an attacker has permanently saved a script to run on the application.
Insecure deserialization is when an attacker can modify data in transit between application components and it allows for unauthenticated changes. This often leads to RCE.
Vulnerabilities are all given a CVE number. Ensure that any component used in the application does not have a CVE in the version. This affects libraries, applications, plug-ins and more.
Logging is important as it can alert to attacker behaviors that will allow for quicker detection and response time, as well as being able to learn how to prevent future attacks.
— Information Gathering
— Test Your Defenses (attacks & execution)
Throughout the testing phase, clients have access to all discoveries and can ask questions at any time. After the completion of the testing, there is a question and answer session to help internal teams understand and mitigate all discovered vulnerabilities.
The CYBRI Cybersecurity Lifecycle does not stop there. We provide continual support for vulnerability management and remediation, re-testing, and vCISO and Secure SDLC services to provide your application with a full spectrum cybersecurity solution.
Penetration testing helps find the vulnerabilities attackers may exploit before the bad guys do.
Penetration testing could have prevented the Equifax data breach and the Panama Papers breach. Both organizations suffered major hacks due to web application vulnerabilities. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link — one small flaw in your web app, website, or web service can break security.
Utilizing customized testing for web apps, websites, and web service vulnerabilities, our Red Team experts, pinpoint vulnerable areas that an attacker might use to compromise sensitive company data.
We developed our own Blue Box technology, so that collaboration between your organization and our experts is transparent and seamless.
Blue Box features include data-rich dashboards, clean reports, remediation tracking, on-demand testing, and historical data analysis.
Red Team experts, coupled with CYBRI Blue Box technology, can help your organization find vulnerabilities in your web apps before the bad actors do.