Netsparker's Web Application Security Blog

5 Lessons We Have learnt from Netsparker Software Releases

Category: News - Last Updated: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 - by Ferruh Mavituna

In this blog post, Ferruh Mavituna explains what he and his team has learnt from the releases of Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner. Ferruh shares his experience of how everything is done, how the team works and how every decision, even a small one might affect the whole release cycle of Netsparker. Read More

How Netsparker ensures False Positives Free Web Vulnerability Scans

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Mon, 22 May 2017 - by Ferruh Mavituna

This web application security blog post explains why false positives are one of the biggest problem of today's commercial web application vulnerability scanners and also explains what the Netsparker team is doing to ensure that Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner does not report false positives when doing a web application security scan. Read More

XSS to Root in Apache Jira Incident

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Mon, 22 May 2017 - by Onur Yilmaz

In this blog post we explain how malicious hackers hacked into the Apache Foundation web servers and gained root access. They started by exploiting a cross-site scripting vulnerability in a web application called Jira. We scanned Jira with Netsparker and detected all of the vulnerabilities the malicious hackers exploited and more. This incident should serve as an example to all corporations to use Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner to identify and close down web application vulnerabilities. Read More


Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 - by Ferruh Mavituna

WebRaider is a proof of concept tool to get reverse shell from an SQL Injection with one request, without using any extra channels such as TFTP or FTP to upload the initial payload. Read More