Automated Penetration Testing Tool | Crashtest Security
Crashtest Security develops market-leading automated pentetration testing tool for web applications & APIs - enterprise-grade with a user-friendly interface.
Price Currency: EUR
Operating System: all
Application Category: WebApplication, SecurityApplication, DeveloperApplication, BusinessApplication
XSS scanner features
The tool works as automated pentest software, specifically DAST, which means our testing approach is to work as a human cybersecurity expert would do. But in this case, the results could be faster and cheaper than manually pentesting.
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.)
Download the report
Get reports with remediation guidance, risk assessments, and solutions for every vulnerability discovered.
XSS vulnerability scanner benefits
- Easily share the security reports in PDF, XML/JSON, or CSV with your team members.
- Test for other vulnerabilities, like those in OWASP Top 10 2021 list.
- Reduce the possibilities of data losses and protect your customers from the vast increase in hacks in recent years.
- Third-party components could be scanned and assessed the security.
- Easily integrable to your workflow and dev pipeline.
Sample XSS vulnerability reports
The advanced XSS Scanner online report shows you in detail insights security status. Check how to fix what is needed and save hours of manual testing and thus cyber security budget.
Check the findings
The report begins with a general overview of your scan target’s vulnerabilities. The risk levels and their impact. You’ll find a checklist of every Cross-Site Scripting attacks vectors that were exploited and others.
Each discovered vulnerability displays the risk classification, explanation, and detailed advice explaining how to fix the problem.
More reasons for continuous XSS testing
Perform regular black box pentests on your web assets and spend less on infrequent manual penetration tests.
Cybersecurity Risk Reduction
Benchmark your next release against OWASP Top 10 and other known vulnerabilities.
Match vulnerability scanning to your agile dev cycle.
Scan every new release before deployment and ensure compliance with regulations and standards (HIPAA, GDPR, ISO, and many more).
Faster Vulnerability Detection
Detect and mitigate vulnerabilities quicker by scanning your web assets regularly.
Integrated Dev Pipeline
Integrate vulnerability scanning into your dev process and environment and shift security left.
What are XSS and its types?
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is one of the most common attacks on Web applications. It allows attackers to inject client-side scripts into otherwise trusted pages and steal confidential information from users.
The executed script is included in the web application’s response as valid. However, as soon as this happens, the attacker has complete control over all session resources, including cookies, local storage, form values, and so on.
The different XSS attack types:
Learn more in our new article about XSS types and their prevention.
What is an XSS vulnerability scanner?
The Cross-Site Scripting scanner has been developed to make your web application safe while saving developers time and money.
We provide a cybersecurity approach that is simple to run:
- Due to decreased time on test preparation and the remedial advice immediately shown in the scan report, and developers save roughly 100 hours per year.
- Save 40% on your petesting expenditure on average and maintain continuous security posture transparency while lowering your risk.
Note: To proceed with XSS scanning, you must own it and have the necessary admin rights. Because the Cross-Site Scripting tool can create a variety of HTTP Requests that could be flagged as attacks (even if they’re absolutely harmless), you’ll need permission to run this scanner.
How the XSS vulnerability scanner works
Once the scan is concluded, all findings you can find all exposed vulnerabilities listed and classified according to priority with additional advice on how to fix them.
Why should I start an XSS vulnerability test?
Nowadays, XSS detection should be a must, as it is one of the most popular attacks on the internet. According to OWASP Top 10 2021, it can cause severe damage and consequences to your business, one of the riskiest known attacks.
Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities can permit harmful to the company attacks if they are not recognized and repaired in a timely manner. Hackers may easily compromise how websites display to visitors.
Not testing for XSS vulnerabilities could carry weaknesses in our web app that permit hackers to take over accounts easily, abuse user credentials, commit identity theft, impersonate users, and escalate privileges. Uploading malware, phishing assaults, exposing sensitive data, and orchestrating full-fledged attacks are other destructive behaviors they can engage in.
How to test Cross-Site Scripting
In less than 2 minutes, you can set up and begin scanning. Remember that XSS testing is invasive: our automated testing tool effectively simulates a real hacking attempt and probes your web app for XSS vulnerability. To avoid overloading your Production system, we recommend running this scanner in a Staging environment.
The time it takes to identify an XSS vulnerability varies depending on the size of the application, so don’t be concerned if it takes more than a few minutes. We’ll let you know when the scan has finished either email or your favourite chat tool; if you have integrated it already.
XSS attack prevention tips
The following are some solutions for preventing Cross-Site Scripting flaws:
Awareness within the organization
The whole team should be aware of the dangers and consequences of XSS attacks, as well as how to avoid the traps that lead to successful hacking.
Validation of user input
It’s vital to ensure that user-supplied data is accurate and complete. Make use of a secure transport protocol like HTTPS. Create filters to guarantee that the numeric inputs are all integers. To ensure that your application only accepts legitimate characters, use whitelisting.
HTML input should be clean
When feasible, prevent people from posting HTML markup. When user input contains HTML markup, employ filtering and encoding methods. You may also utilize libraries that take markdown content and transform it to HTML on the fly.
Security Policies for Content (CSPs)
A CSP is activated by providing the Content-Security-Policy HTTP response header and submitting a value specifying the policy. Use this policy to manage inline script execution, object sources, and the loading of external scripts, among other things.
More details about Cross-Site Scripting prevention are in this article.
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Is your XSS test secure?
You can trust our XSS scanner:
- Our DAST software scanner has very low false positives and negatives.
- We can detect a large variety of vulnerabilities your web app may be exposed to, such as XXE attacks, Security Misconfiguration, Insecure Deserialization, among others.
Why is your Cross-site Scripting test for free?
We firmly believe in the “try before you buy” principle. So, we offer you a 14-day free trial to scan as much as you want without even needing to pull out your credit card. Cybersecurity should be accessible to everyone.