Web security framework – Websecurify.

Websecurify is a web and web2.0 security initiative specializing in researching security issues and building the next generation of tools to defeat and protect web technologies.

Multi-OS supported

Considered as one of good tools to help developers to secure their web environment, this tool works as what it supposed to be with multi-OS supported.

Good interface design

Good and straight forward interface design make this tools user friendly and easy to use.

Reporting

Once a scanning completed, websecurify will generate report of scanning activity initiated by the user. Vulnerabilities, mis-configed or bug found will get classified and sort in priority risk. Divided to 3 categories within High, Medium and Low make administrator saved a lot of time.

websecurify-reportExample of report.

You can download Websecurify 0.3 here:

Windows – Websecurify 0.3.exe
Linux – Websecurify 0.3.tgz
Mac – Websecurify 0.3.dmg

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FreeBSD local exploit

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about a problem with FreeBSD, partially because the mass of people using it isn’t that large and secondly because BSD tends to be pretty secure as operating systems go.

It’s a pretty serious flaw this time with root escalation, thankfully it’s only a local exploit though and not remotely exploitable.

Although a user could get user access on the system through an exploit in a web facing application, and use some kind of PHP/Python web shell to exploit and get root.

A security researcher has uncovered a security bug in the FreeBSD operating system that allows users with limited privileges to take full control of underlying systems.

The bug in FreeBSD’s kqueue notification interface makes it trivial for those with local access to a vulnerable system to gain full root privileges, Przemyslaw Frasunek, an independent security consultant in Poland, told The Register. It affects versions 6.0 through 6.4 of the operating system, the last two versions of which enjoy wide use and continue to be supported by the FreeBSD Foundation.

Versions 7.1 and and beyond are not vulnerable.

If you’re using the latest production release (at this time 7.2) you aren’t vulnerable to this problem, I hope to see them backport the patch to the previous versions as they still have a sizable following.

You should see an advisory hitting the mailing lists soon, and I’d expect it to be fixed pretty quickly too.

Beware if you are using FreeBSD and have users with local access you don’t trust.

SWFScan – Free Flash Security Tool

HP SWFScan is a free security tool to developers find and fix security vulnerabilities in applications developed with the Adobe Flash Platform. The tool is the first of its kind to decompile applications developed with the Flash platform and perform static analysis to understand their behaviors. This helps developers without security backgrounds identify vulnerabilities hidden within the application which cannot be detected with dynamic analysis methods.

In addition, HP SWFScan offers several other features to help developers, code auditor/reviewers, and pen-testers examine the contents of Flash applications, including:

* Highlighting the line of source code that contains the vulnerability to help better understand the context of the issue.
* Providing summaries, details, and remediation advice for each vulnerability in accordance with Adobe’s recommendation for secure Flash development.
* Generating a vulnerability report to share and solve the detected issues.
* Exporting the decompiled source code for use with other external tools.
* Revealing all the URLs and web services the Flash Application contacts.
* Flagging class names, function names, or variable names that may be of interest such as loadedUserXml or crypt()

How SWFScan works and what vulnerabilities it finds:

  • Decompiles applications built on the Adobe Flash platform to extract the ActionScript code and statically analyzes it to identify security issues such as information disclosure.
  • Identifies and reports insecure programming and deployment practices and suggests solutions.
  • Enables you to audit third party applications without requiring access to the source code.

You can download SWFScan here:

SwfScan.msi