AppCheck news & events

AppCheck Webinar: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

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.

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AppCheck Updated to Detect CVE-2015-0235 (a.k.a. GHOST)

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.

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SafeNet SAS OWA Agent Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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.

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Drupal 7 SQL Injection – Use AppCheck NG to Discover if You Are Affected

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.

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Unpatched Vulnerabilities in Magento E-Commerce Platform

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.

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Shell Shock Vulnerability – Use AppCheck NG to Discover if You Are Affected

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.

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50,000 Websites Hacked Through Critical WordPress Vulnerability

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.

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Apache Struts Vulnerability – Use AppCheck NG to Discover if You Are Affected

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 2.3.16.1. Struts 2.3.16.2 (the latest release) is not vulnerable.

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AppCheck NG Updated to Discover Critical OpenSSL Bug “Heartbleed”

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.

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