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Re: OWASP Top 10 penetration testing software?
From: psiinon <psiinon () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:44:41 +0000

Hi,

You should be careful with scanners that claim to test "the OWASP Top Ten".
For example, "Insecure Cryptographic Storage" is one of the OWASP Top
Ten but this is typically only detectable server side, so no web app
scanner will find it :)
And Insecure Direct Object references are tricky to find in an
automated way, but relatively easy for an experienced security tester
to find.

Automated tools will only be able to find a subset of the top ten, and
all of the other potential vulnerabilities (eg application level
issues).
Dont believe anyone who tells you otherwise :)

The OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) will find some of the top ten
'automatically', but works best if driven by someone whos looking for
issues and knows what to look for.
Its a good tool to help you learn how to find issues, but wont do it
all for you.
No tool will!

Psiinon (ZAP Project Lead)

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 7:35 PM, webcat <matthew.mckinzie () lewin com> wrote:


Hi, for one of my websites, I have been required to use a web application
scanner that tests against the OWASP Top Ten threats. I'm looking for a
scanner that does this that is inexpensive or free.

Possible scanners I've found for this include the OWASP Zed Attach Proxy
Project, Sonar, and w3af, but none of these explicitly tests against the
OWASP Top Ten threats (at least not that I can tell).

Does anyone know of a scanner that does test against the OWASP Top Ten
threats? Thank you!
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