Test for command injection vulnerability
Scan your web app for command injection attack vector. Crashtest Security’s vulnerability scanner also allows you to detect other listed OWASP vulnerabilities.
- Improve your security posture with automated vulnerability testing
- Receive in-depth reports and remediation advice
- Test for multiple command injection methods – insecure deserialization, XXE, file inclusion, and more
Command injection scanner features
The scanner exposes command injection vulnerabilities by running an automated black-box pentest as a human pentester would do. Thus delivering results faster and cheaper.
Create and verify your scan target.
Configure the credentials for the system and the application.
Create a webhook and start a scan via the CI Integration.
Integrate a chat notification system (Slack, Mattermost, Hangouts, and many more.)
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Get reports with remediation guidance, risk assessments, and solutions for every vulnerability discovered.
- Reduce the risk of being hacked and protect your web assets from command injection and many other vulnerabilities.
- Run automated pentests on web applications (Multi-Page & Single-Page), microservices, and APIs.
- Download detailed reports (PDF, JSON/XML, and CSV) and easily share them.
- Integrate directly into your existing dev build with 20+ integrations.
Ample command injection vulnerability reports
The Command Injection Scanner report shows you if you are susceptible to arbitrary system command execution, its severity, and the exact finding.
Detailed overview of scanners run, vulnerabilities categorization, where they occurred, and much more.
Receive remediation advice directly in the report.
For easy management of the fixes and prioritization.
How the command injection scanner works
The Command Injection Scanner injects Operating System (OS) commands into the parameters and cookies and tricks the web application into executing these OS commands. Just like a hacker would do it.
All discovered exposures are then listed and then classified for prioritization in the findings report.
Note: You must own and have the permissions to set the Command Injection scanner. The Command Injection tool can generate different HTTP Requests that can be considered attacks (even if they are entirely inoffensive) so consider that you need the authorization to run this scanner.
What is command injection?
An attack vector known as command injection allows attackers to execute arbitrary system commands. By doing this, hackers can override the original command, obtain sensitive data, and even take over the application server or system entirely.
Command injection attacks typically involve inserting harmful code into the runtime environment of an application’s server, executing commands, or manipulating configuration files.
What is the difference between command and code injections?
Code injection and command injection are two different types of vulnerabilities. However, they both involve injecting malicious code into an application.
A code injection attack involves inserting malicious code into a vulnerable web application, which then runs. The attack is based upon insufficient input validation of the malicious version of user data. As a result, the code injection attack targets only the functionalities of the applications that are being targeted.
A command injection occurs when an attacker modifies a web application’s default functions so that they execute system commands instead of performing their intended function. Thus, there is no new code being inserted. However, with a command injection attack, an attacker can use the compromised application’s privileges to target the server or systems belonging to the application and other trusted infrastructures.
Command Injection methods
Command injection attacks are possible when various vulnerabilities exist in your web application:
- Arbitrary command injections
- Insecure deserialization
- XML external entity injection (XXE)
- Arbitrary file inclusion/upload
- Server-side template injection (SSTI)
Command injection scanner
What is command injection?
Command injection is a vulnerability caused if the web application executes data from an untrusted source without proper validation. With this vulnerability, an attacker can execute any available system command. This can lead to an entirely compromised system.
What causes command injection vulnerabilities?
When an application receives user input, it should always check whether it is expecting data or code. Otherwise, it could be vulnerable to attacks such as command injection.
What is the recommended mitigation for command injection?
Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) tools like Crashtest Security help you identify command injection vulnerabilities (among others) before attackers do.