WAVSEP – Web Application Vulnerability Scanner Evaluation Project


The author of WAVSEP (Shay Chen) e-mailed quite some time back about this project, but I have to say I honestly didn’t have time to look at it back then. It popped back up on my radar again when it was mentioned by the author of – Arachni v0.3 – his tool did extremely well in the WAVSEP tests.

The benchmark tests the SQL Injection and Reflected XSS vulnerability detection accuracy of12 commercial web application scanners and 48 free & open source web application scanners, and discusses the capabilities of many others (including information about a potential Trojan horse in one of them).

In addition to the benchmark, the author has published a detailed feature comparison between all the scanners (which generally include every open source or free to use web application vulnerability scanner commonly available)

The research compares the following aspects of these tools:

  • Number & Type of Vulnerability Detection Features
  • SQL Injection Detection Accuracy
  • Reflected Cross Site Scripting Detection Accuracy
  • General & Special Scanning Features

And what the author believes to me most important is that during his research he has developed a toolkit that can be used by any individual or organization to test the accuracy of web application scanners in a very detailed and accurate manner.

I for one applaud his efforts and I think this is a great project, of course there’s no completely objective ranking for these kind of things – but this study does give you a good idea of where different apps stand especially in terms of SQL Injection and XSS detection.

A lot of the tools we’ve written about here at Darknet come out tops (unsurprisingly).

The benchmark and reports (about 13 in total) can be found here:

http://sectooladdict.blogspot.com/

The framework for assessing vulnerability scanners was implemented in JEE and can be downloaded here:

wavsep-v1.0.3-war.zip

Or you can read more here.

Posted in: Web Hacking

, ,


Latest Posts:


APT-Hunter - Threat Hunting Tool via Windows Event Log APT-Hunter – Threat Hunting Tool via Windows Event Log
APT-Hunter is a threat hunting tool for windows event logs made from the perspective of the purple team mindset to provide detection for APT movements hidden in the sea of windows event logs.
GitLab Watchman - Audit Gitlab For Sensitive Data & Credentials GitLab Watchman – Audit Gitlab For Sensitive Data & Credentials
GitLab Watchman is an app that uses the GitLab API to audit GitLab for sensitive data and credentials exposed internally, this includes code, commits, wikis etc
GKE Auditor - Detect Google Kubernetes Engine Misconfigurations GKE Auditor – Detect Google Kubernetes Engine Misconfigurations
GKE Auditor is a Java-based tool to detect Google Kubernetes Engine misconfigurations, it aims to help security & dev teams streamline the configuration process
zANTI - Android Wireless Hacking Tool Free Download zANTI – Android Wireless Hacking Tool Free Download
zANTI is an Android Wireless Hacking Tool that functions as a mobile penetration testing toolkit that lets you assess the risk level of a network using mobile.
HELK - Open Source Threat Hunting Platform HELK – Open Source Threat Hunting Platform
The Hunting ELK or simply the HELK is an Open-Source Threat Hunting Platform with advanced analytics capabilities such as SQL declarative language, graphing etc
trape - OSINT Analysis Tool For People Tracking Trape – OSINT Analysis Tool For People Tracking
Trape is an OSINT analysis tool, which allows people to track and execute intelligent social engineering attacks in real-time.


Comments are closed.