News / Posted September 03, 2019
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is by far the most widespread high impact vulnerability, present even in the best of web applications, regardless of the framework or programming language employed - a burly steadfast member of the OWASP Top Ten.
Here at AppCheck the client-side nature of typical XSS has led to a general underappreciation of its exploitation potential, though a good understanding of the vulnerability and its subtle variations will show how it can be used to devastating effect... and more importantly: how it can be avoided.
In this seminar we will build up piece-by-piece an understanding of XSS that spares no detail.
Product Security Alerts / Posted January 09, 2015
The “GHOST” vulnerability is a security flaw within a key component of the Linux Operating System. The affected component “gethostbyname” is found in the Linux GNU C Library that is used by all Linux programs. If an attacker can pass a specially crafted hostname to the affected function it may be possible to execute malicious code on the system.Read more
Research Security Alerts / Posted November 28, 2014
On the 18th August, 2014, AppCheck reported a Directory Traversal Vulnerability in the SafeNet SAS Outlook Web Access Agent that, without requiring any user authentication, allows a remote attacker to gain access to any file located on the remote server’s local hard drives.Read more
Product Security Alerts / Posted October 31, 2014
Drupal is a popular open source content management system (CMS). The CMS platform is used by hundreds of thousands of organisations globally and has one of the largest user communities.
On 15th October 2014, a pre-authentication SQL injection vulnerability (CVE-2014-3704) was disclosed after a code audit of Drupal extensions. The vulnerability was found in the way Drupal handles prepared statements meaning a malicious user can inject arbitrary SQL queries and control the Drupal installation.Read more
Research Security Alerts / Posted October 21, 2014
On April 8th 2014, AppCheck reported several Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in the Magento e-commerce platform via the eBay bug bounty program. eBay responded to inform us that the vulnerabilities had already been reported.
However, since more than 6 months have passed and no fix is yet available, This advisory is intended to inform Magento administrators of the vulnerability so that action can be taken to mitigate the flaw.Read more
Product Security Alerts / Posted September 25, 2014
On the 24th September 2014, a remote code execution vulnerability in bash (CVE-2014-6271) was made public after its discovery by Stephane Chazelas. The flaw, dubbed “Shell Shock” has been given the highest CVSS impact and exploitability rating of 10; and affects all versions of bash between 1.14.0 and 4.3, having existed in bash for 22 years. The flaw affects any operating system and application that utilises the bash shell, including Linux, MacOSX, and Cygwin environments on Windows.Read more
News Security Alerts / Posted July 26, 2014
Over 50,000 websites have been compromised within the first three weeks following the disclosure of a critical vulnerability in the MailPoet plugin (formerly known as Wysija Newsletter) for WordPress.Read more
Security Alerts / Posted July 16, 2014
Apache Struts 2 is an open-source web application framework for developing Java EE web applications. It uses and extends the Java Servlet API to encourage developers to adopt a model–view–controller (MVC) architecture.
On April 24th the Apache Struts project released an advisory for a remote code execution vulnerability affecting all versions of Struts between 2.0.0 and 220.127.116.11. Struts 18.104.22.168 (the latest release) is not vulnerable.Read more
Product Security Alerts / Posted June 12, 2014
On 7th April 2014 a group of security researchers disclosed a critical security flaw in the popular cryptographic software library OpenSSL.
The Heartbleed Bug allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet.
The AppCheck NG Web Application and Infrastructure vulnerability scanner has already been updated with a plugin to detect the flaw.