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Detectify security updates for 23 August

August 23, 2018

For continuous coverage, we push out a major Detectify security updates every two weeks, keeping our tool up-to-date with new findings, features and improvements sourced from our security researchers and Crowdsource ethical hacker community. Due to confidentially agreements, we cannot publicize all security update releases here but they are immediately added to our scanner and available to all users. This post highlights a few things that we have improved in the last two weeks.

The following are security vulnerabilities reported through our internal team and Detectify Crowdsource. We added these tests to the Detectify scanner tool on 23 August.

 

NGINX Variable Disclosure (Crowdsource submission)

Through Crowdsource we are about to stay up-to-date will new methods the moment they are reported on different channels. This week we implemented Disclosure of internal Nginx variables. This was described in a Russian HackerOne report about two months ago. Kudos to the reporter as this took some out-of-the-box thinking to get this.

Cisco ASA Path Traversal (Crowdsource submission)

While a lot in this release has been vulnerabilities that are uniquely found or hard to categorize, a few CVEs has also been implemented. One of the examples here would be the Path Traversal-issue in one of Cisco’s product. Given that Cisco is widely used, this could be impacting many companies at the moment. To ensure quality of the report we check for the actual vulnerability and not just the running version.

Practical Web Cache Poisoning

Something that has taken up much of the time of the security researchers is the recent blog post by Portswigger, Practical Web Cache Poisoning. There are still things to do there, with different angles on the research. This is something that we expect to see more about in the near future. The potential impact varies from being able to control innocent content on a page to getting a stored XSS.

We found several findings around different types of authentication bypasses with inspiration from the Portswigger article and past experience of our security researchers. While implementing this and running towards our own test environment we were able to bypass authentication in ways that were not even supposed to be tested – a clear sign this will probably affect many out there!

Customer feedback on false positives

We now check for more administration tools that are exposed to the internet and improved accuracy on existing modules to prevent false positives. Thanks for reporting findings to us so that we can continue to improve our tool!

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