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Fingerprinting Cybersecurity Software

Crashtest Security’s fingerprinting scanner helps security teams to extract information that can be used to identify software and its versions, to avoid vulnerabilities & cyber attacks.

  • Detect OWASP Top Ten web application security risks and many more.
  • Get comprehensive reports, assess risk levels, and exclusive access to our wiki.
  • Run continuously automated scanners. You chose when.
  • Get access to technical professionals to support your scanners and doubts.
Hirmer
Alltron
Flixbus
Instana
Ottonova
Atoss
Acrolinx
Netfonds

Features

Our Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) sends different realistic attacks as simulations to identify constantly the vulnerabilities in your web app, your API, and your code. Crashtest Security scans HTML-based web apps and JavaScript, AJAX, HTML5, Multi-Page and Single-Page Applications, Microservices, and APIs. You could scan every type of web application you need, independently of the programming language.

We created the fingerprinting vulnerability tool to help you stay on top of your security in a faster and cheaper way.

Create

Create and verify your scan target.

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Configure

Configure the credentials for the system and the application.

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CI Integration

Create a webhook and start a scan via the CI Integration

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Set notifications

Integrate a chat notification system (Slack, Mattermost, Hangouts, and many more.)

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Download the report

Get reports with remediation guidance, risk assessments, and solutions for every vulnerability discovered.

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Benefits

Fingerprinting scanner benefits

  • Security teams will be able to move faster and be more adaptable.
  • Identify early on attacks and weaknesses.
  • Better communication between teams from the start of software development.
  • Capacity for rapid change reaction.

Reports

Sample fingerprinting report

Our report shows you all vulnerability findings, remediation advice, and a checklist to easily mark what was already fixed.

Vulnerability overview

The installed web application framework(s) offer information about their version. This allows attackers to look for exploits targeting the software running in its exact version.
And the findings found:
+ Found WordPress-Contact-Form running in version 7.5.4. (There are no known CVE issues for this finding)
+ Found WordPress running in version 5.6.2. (There are no known CVE issues for this finding)

Remediation advice

The report features possible ways to approach fixing the vulnerability.

FAQ

Fingerprinting Cybersecurity

What is fingerprinting?

Creating a blueprint or map of an organization’s network and systems is known in cybersecurity as fingerprinting. An organization’s footprint is often referred to as an operation. Fingerprinting begins with identifying the target system, application, or physical site.

Once this information is known, non-intrusive approaches are used to acquire information about the organization. For example, suppose the hacker has to execute a social-engineering assault to attain the goal. In that case, the organization’s website may include a personnel directory or a list of employee biography.

What are the best practices to avoid fingerprinting?

To determine what an attacker will be able to access, organizations must regularly use active and passive fingerprinting techniques on their networks. This data may be used to improve the security of the operating system and the network. Aside from that, businesses may take a few more steps.

  • Ensure that web servers, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and intrusion detection systems are correctly set and monitored.
  • If it is not essential, network interface devices should not be enabled to function in promiscuous mode. They must be closely monitored in such instances to avoid passive fingerprinting attacks.
  • Check the log files regularly for any unexpected behavior.
  • Security flaws must be patched as quickly as feasible by system administrators.

If you need more information, check out our article.

What’s the difference between passive and active fingerprinting?

Active fingerprinting differs from passive fingerprinting in that active fingerprinting sends requests to the target and analyzes the answer. Passive fingerprinting captures and analyzes traffic using a sniffer but never deliver it to the target.

How to fix Fingerprinting?

There are multiple ways to remove version information depending on the application. Some applications also share the information in multiple places, making it harder to remove it. Common places for version information are the filename of included libraries like ”jquery.3.2.1.min.js” or the documentation within a file, where the version number is stated within the first lines.

While some information must be left within these files as a part of the copyright, other information like the version number can be removed. Other places could be the footer of an application ”powered by WordPress 4.9.1” or meta-tags within the website’s header. Unlike servers, most web applications cannot remove this information via a config file and therefore need to be removed manually by editing the specific templates and files.