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wsScanner – Web Services Footprinting, Discovery, Enumeration, Scanning and Fuzzing tool

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wsScanner is a toolkit for Web Services scanning and vulnerability detection.

This tool has the following functions:

Discovery tool

By leveraging search engine this tool helps in discovering Web Services running on any particular domain or with certain name pattern.

Vulnerability detection

It is possible to enumerate and profile Web Services using this tool and one can follow it up by auto auditing (.NET only). .NET proxy gets dynamically created for audit module. One can do vulnerability scan for data type, SQL injections, LDAP/Command injections, Buffer checks, Bruteforing SOAP etc. It is also possible to leverage regex patterns for SOAP analysis.

Fuzzing

This tool helps in fuzzing different Web 2.0 streams like SOAP, XML-RPC, REST, JSON etc. This module helps in assessing various different Web Services.

UDDI scan

It is possible to scan UDDI servers using this tool for footprinting and discovery of Web Services.

This tool is still in beta and they are planning to add some more features and support. Stay tuned for future releases as well.

You can download wsScanner here:

wsScanner.zip

Or read more here.

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Storm Worm Spreading Some Holiday Cheer

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Storm is back in the festive season spreading some xmas and new year love. They even have a new year greeting site ready for spreading New Year related Storm Worm variants.

Social Engineering again, people are always more susceptible during holidays, I guess they are happy and less paranoid.

The Storm Worm gang are spreading seasonal ill-will. Security watchers have spotted New Year greeting spam runs that attempt to direct recipients to a malicious web site called uhavepostcard.com.

Anti-virus firm F-Secure warns that although the site remains free of exploits (for now) the spam run is likely to be a prelude for a New Year’s Eve-themed Storm Worm attack.

Things are getting tricky again, these Storm guys are really pushing the envelope for global domination with their nasty botnet, I guess there really is a lot of money in the business.

Malware miscreants are making early preparations for the New Year after they left it too late for Christmas, only striking on Christmas Eve. A widely-circulated email first distributed on December 24 pointed to a website containing a malicious Santa Claus-themed striptease.

The emails, which have varied subject lines including “Your Secret Santa”, “Santa Said, HO HO HO”, “Warm Up this Christmas” and “Mrs. Clause Is Out Tonight!” attempt to entice prospective marks into visiting a website containing images of scantily clad young women in a Santa suits. The images and “Download for free now!” button both linked to a variant of the Storm Worm, anti-virus firm Sophos reports.

So make sure you tell people, be careful about greeting cards from unknown addresses. And well let’s face it, be careful about anything from any address, don’t simply run executables you didn’t request and don’t go to dodgy sites – stick to Yahoo! Hallmark and other well known e-card providers.

You can read more on SANS ISC about Storm here.

Source: The Register

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Whitetrash – Dynamic Web White-listing for Squid

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This is a pretty neat tool for those using Squid Cache and looking for a pro-active tool for securing web acccess in their company (or house if you have a devious sibling).

The goal of Whitetrash is to provide a user-friendly and sysadmin-friendly proxy that makes it significantly harder for malware to use HTTP and SSL for:

  • initial compromise;
  • data exfiltration; and
  • command and control.

Whitetrash features:

  • Provides whitelisting for HTTP and SSL that is good for both users and sysadmins, but defends against malware and browser exploits.
  • A HTML rendered whitelist report that can be viewed by all users. Can also be used to generate static whitelists for popular domains.
  • Fast: no noticeable impact on users browsing urls already in the whitelist, and adding a new URL is very quick.
  • Secure: As this is a security product, great care has been taken to sanitise input, flow control etc. so that the whitelist cannot be easily circumvented or exploited.
  • Users can delete their own whitelist entries (optional). Admins can delete any whitelist entry. A HTML report that lists all domains requested but not whitelisted – good for tracking down malware/adware and generating static blacklists.
  • Configurable authentication: any sort of authentication can be used. Squid provides plugins for NTLM, basic, and digest but has an extensible interface for other authentication schemes.
  • NEW: A CAPTCHA system has been implemented to prevent malware adding itself to the whitelist. CAPTCHA can be enabled for HTTP, SSL, or both. This is available in the source tree and will be included in the next release.

Whitetrash whitelists web traffic at the domain level, and is a powerful technique to eliminate (or at least make difficult) communications for a lot of malware.

You can download Whitetrash here:

whitetrash 0.2RC1

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Trojan Targets Google Text Based Adverts

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It looks like the malware guys are indeed getting more tricky, and this time it has an effect on multiple parties. It deprives Google of the impressions from the adverts and potentially can infect surfers with some nasty malware.

Again it’s using the hosts file, redirecting Google’s own ads to those from a nefarious source.

A security company has identified a Trojan horse program that replaces Google text advertisements on Web pages with ads from another source, depriving Google of revenue and potentially causing problems for end users.

Google may be powerless to stop the trick since it involves the modification of an internal PC file, called the hosts file, that is used to match domain names of Web sites with IP addresses, said Romanian security company BitDefender.

It’s a pretty interesting vector and I guess in the coming year we are going to see a lot more tricks like this as the bad guys get more tricky and start thinking of new ways to get to people.

BitDefender said in an advisory this particular malware directs a browser to download advertisements from a different server than Google’s ad server.

BitDefender named the malware Trojan.Qhost.WU and said it is not spreading fast and poses a “medium” risk of damage. It did not say how the Trojan is being circulated, and company representatives did not return a call for comment.

Besides costing Google ad revenue, there is a danger that those replacement advertisements could contain links to sites with malicious software, BitDefender said. Web site owners who buy ads through Google, as well as Google itself, can lose out on both Web traffic and revenue if people are diverted from its ads.

As stated in the article there’s not much anyone can do, apart from the end-user making sure they don’t browse any malicious sites or run any software from unknown sources that might change their hosts file.

Source: Network World

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Merry Xmas From Darknet

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I’d just like to take this opportunity to wish you all a jolly and safe Christmas, enjoy some time with your families and friends.

Relax, have some food, some drinks and some fun.

I’d like to thank you all for your continued support, reading, rss subscriptions and especially to those who actively comment.

I really enjoy each and every one of your comments and appreciate the time you’ve taken to make this a more interesting and positive community.

I hope I can keep bringing you the news and tools that interests you and Santa brings you some radical 0-days and a copy of Core Impact :)

Merry Xmas!

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Nikto 2 Released – Web Server Scanning Tool

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Another one that has been a long time coming, but finally here it is! Nikto 2.

Nikto is an Open Source (GPL) web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 3500 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, versions on over 900 servers, and version specific problems on over 250 servers. Scan items and plugins are frequently updated and can be automatically updated (if desired).

Nikto is not designed as an overly stealthy tool. It will test a web server in the shortest timespan possible, and it’s fairly obvious in log files. However, there is support for LibWhisker’s anti-IDS methods in case you want to give it a try (or test your IDS system).

Not every check is a security problem, though most are. There are some items that are “info only” type checks that look for items that may not have a security flaw, but the webmaster or security engineer may not know are present on the server. These items are usually marked appropriately in the information printed. There are also some checks for unknown items which have been seen scanned for in log files.

Version 2 adds a ton of enhancements, including:

  • Fingerprinting web servers via favicon.ico files
  • 404 error checking for each file type
  • Enhanced false positive reduction via multiple methods: headers, page content, and content hashing
  • Scan tuning to include or exclude entire classes of vulnerability checks
  • Uses LibWhisker 2, which has its own long list of enhancements
  • A “single” scan mode that allows you to craft an HTTP request manually
  • Basic template engine so that HTML reports can be easily customized
  • An experimental knowledge base for scans, which will allow regenerated reports and retests (future)
  • Optimizations, bug fixes and more…

You can download Nikto 2 here:

nikto-current.tar.gz

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