Passive Vulnerability Detection

All tools from Suite contain a passive vulnerability discovery engine. In this tutorial you will learn how to use it with HTTPView in order to discover vulnerabilities simply by browsing the target application.

Step 1

Open HTTPView. In a separate tab/window navigate to the target URL.

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Step 2

All requests and responses are now recorded by HTTPView. Click on the Report button. Notice that new vulnerabilities are automatically discovered by simply exploring the application.

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Step 3

You can export the vulnerability findings in several popular document formats including CVS, XML, HTML and JSON.

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This technique can be used to find some very interesting vulnerabilities without actively attacking the targeted application. This is particularly useful in the initial stages of the penetration testing process.