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WASC Threat Classification Report

The WASC Threat Classification Report allows you to view only those identified issues that fall under the Web Application Security Consortium’s threat classification.

  • Made up of international experts, industry practitioners, and organizational representatives, WASC was founded in January 2004 and has compiled web security standards.
  • The consortium released its second version of the classification to clarify and organize threats to web application security. The WASC Report is essential for organizations that want to improve their web application’s security.
  • You can generate the WASC Threat Classification Report in Netsparker Standard to see only those vulnerabilities that fall under this classification. The report allows you to view technical details of these vulnerabilities. It also helps you to fix those vulnerabilities and issues.
  • The report is available in HTML and PDF format.

There can be other vulnerabilities and security issues found in your web applications but not listed in the WASC Threat Classification Report.

Click to view a sample WASC Threat Classification Report.

For further information, see Overview of Reports, Report Templates and Built-In Reports.

WASC Threat Classification Report Sections

There are four sections in the WASC Threat Classification Report:

  • Scan Metadata
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerability Names and Details
  • Show/Hide Scan Details

Scan Metadata

This section provides details on the following items:

  • Scan Target
  • Scan Time
  • Scan Duration
  • Total Requests
  • Average Speed
  • Risk Level

For further information, see Progress, and Scan Duration and Speed.

Vulnerabilities

This provides a numerical and graphical overview of:

  • Numbers                        The numbers of issues detected at various Vulnerability Severity Levels
  • Identified Vulnerabilities        The total number of detected vulnerabilities
  • Confirmed Vulnerabilities        The total number of vulnerabilities Netsparker that Netsparker verified by taking extra steps such as extracting some data from the target

Vulnerabilities Names and Details

This section describes all identified issues and vulnerabilities, along with their Impact and Proof of Exploit. It also explains what Actions to Take and a Remedy for each one, including External References for more information.

This table lists and explains the headings in the Vulnerability Names and Details section.

Headings

Description

Name

This is the name of the identified issue.

Proof of Exploit

This is a piece of evidence supplied to prove that the vulnerability exists, showing information that is extracted from the target using the vulnerability.

For further information, see Benefits of Proof-Based Scanning™ Technology.

Vulnerability Details

This displays further details about the vulnerability.

Certainty Value

This indicates how much Netsparker is sure about the identified issue.

Impact

This shows the effect of the issue or vulnerability on the Target URL.

Required Skills for Successful Exploitation

This gives details on how malicious hackers could exploit this issue.

Actions to Take

These are the immediate steps you can take to decrease the impact or prevent exploitation.

Remedy

This offers further steps to resolve the identified issue.

External references

This provides links to other websites where you can find more information.

Classification

WASC: This provides further information about the vulnerability according to the Web Application Security Consortium threat classification.

Remedy References

This provides further information on the solution for identified issues.

Proof of Concept Notes

These notes demonstrate in principle how a system may be compromised.

Request

This is the whole HTTP request that Netsparker sent in order to detect the issue.

Response

This is the reply from the system against the payload.

Show/Hide Scan Details

This section provides some profile and policy settings that Netsparker uses to adjust its scanning to reach more coverage. For example, it lists all enabled security checks.

It provides information on your preference in selecting this scan so that developers have more details on how the scan was run.

For further information, see Security Checks.

How to Generate a WASC Threat Classification Report in Netsparker Standard
  1. Open Netsparker Standard.

  1. From the ribbon, select the File tab. Local Scans are displayed. Doubleclick the relevant scan to display its results.
  2. From the Reporting tab, click the WASC Threat Classification Report. The Save Report As dialog box is displayed.
  3. Select a save location and click Save
  4. The Export Report dialog is also displayed at this point, with the Path field already populated from the previous dialog.

  1. From this dialog, you can decide on:
    • Policy: Select the default report policy or customized report policy (see Custom Report Policies)
    • Format: Select HTML and/or PDF format                 
    • Vulnerability Options: Select all or any options below:
        • Export Confirmed: When selected, the report will include confirmed vulnerabilities.
        • Export Unconfirmed: When selected, the report will also include unconfirmed vulnerabilities.
        • Export All Variations: Variations mean that if Netsparker identified some passive or information level issues in more than one page, it does not show all these variations. However, users can change this by enabling or disabling this option.
    • Open Generated Report: When selected, your report(s) is generated and opened when you click Save.
  1. Click, Save.

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