XXE Vulnerability Scanner
Crashtest Security Suite is a scanner tool that checks for the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities, including XXE.
Find attack vectors in web applications.
- Automated online SaaS XXE vulnerability scanner
- XXE for File Retrieval
- Data out-of-band exfiltration
- Data Retrieval via Error Messages
- XInclude Attacks
XXE vulnerability scanner features
The XXE scanner probes for XML External Entity vulnerabilities by executing security checks in your online application.
Our tool is designed to act as automated pentest software, DAST, which means we test in the same way a human cybersecurity expert would.
However, the findings may be quicker and less expensive than manual pentesting in this scenario.
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.
XXE vulnerability scanner benefits
- Share security reports in PDF, XML/JSON, or CSV formats with your team members.
- Test for other vulnerabilities, like those in OWASP Top 10 2021 list.
- Reduce the possibilities of data losses and safeguard your clients from the significant growth in cyber attacks in recent years.
- The security of third-party components might be examined and rated.
- Integrate easily into your workflow and dev pipeline.
Ample XML External Entity (XXE) report
The sophisticated XXE report provides in-depth information about your security state.
Check out how to fix what’s broken and save hours of manual testing and, as a result, money on cyber security.
Categorized vulnerability severity
The report begins with a broad summary of the vulnerabilities found in your scan target – the risks severity and their consequences. You’ll discover a list of every XML External Entity attack vector that was used, as well as other security information.
Tips for remediation
Each detected vulnerability includes a risk categorization, explanation, and extensive suggestions on how to resolve the issue.
More reasons for continuous XXE 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 is an XXE vulnerability scanner?
The XXE scanner tests your online application security posture while saving time and money for developers.
We provide an easy-to-implement cybersecurity strategy:
- Developers save around 100 hours per year due to reduced time spent on test preparation and fast remedial recommendations provided in the scan report.
- On average, you’ll save 40% on testing costs and retain ongoing security posture transparency while minimizing your risk.
Note: To scan for XXE, you must own the site and have the proper admin access. You’ll need the authorization to run this scanner since the XML External Entity tool can generate various HTTP Requests that could be identified as attacks (albeit they’re entirely safe).
Why should I test for XML External Entity?
When you test for XXE vulnerabilities, you are closer to preventing these dangerous attacks that permit hackers to acquire customers’ data such as passwords, credit cards, and email information.
In most cases, an application is deemed vulnerable to XXE assaults because of the following scenarios:
XML documents are parsed by a web application.
If an application accepts XML documents as input or uploads them, attackers can modify the XML document and access system files and configuration data.
Document Type Declaration (DTD) Identifier Contaminated Data
If the XML parser supports DTD processing, attackers can launch a billion laughs assault, which is a sort of Denial-of-Service attack based on recursive entities.
The DTD is validated and processed by the XML Processor.
Attackers can use XML documents to access local resources and prevent them from providing data if DTD validation is enabled for XML processing. Furthermore, if the DTD’s XML Parser resolves foreign entities.
How do I detect XXE vulnerabilities?
Set up and start scanning in less than 2 minutes.
- Check the fastest setup on the market. You are just one click away from discovering your XXE vulnerability. We scan your web application in just a few minutes and provide a report with all vulnerabilities found.
- An excellent support team of security. We verify your test for XML External Entity to ensure you are correctly setting up our vulnerability scanning tool.
- Not just XXE vulnerability – Mitigate all Top 10 OWASP vulnerabilities. You’ll get precisely the types of attacks you are exposed to and the risk levels they have.
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What are XXE Attacks?
Untrusted external references inside an XML file are evaluated by XML processors in some web applications. These references allow attackers to leverage external parameter entities to reveal information from configuration files, which they may use to compromise the system further.
Because these attacks are carried out by parsing XML inputs in a program, attackers can use them to gain access to other connected systems, resulting in application downtime and data loss. As a result, it is critical to comprehend the nature of these attacks and how they might be avoided.
What are XML External Entities?
XML external entities have values that are loaded outside of the Document Type Declaration (DTD).
Hackers can intercept data traveling to the server and inject harmful payloads if the parser that analyzes external entities is poorly configured.
What are the best practices to prevent XXE vulnerabilities?
While disabling the resolution of external entities is never enough, there are several ways to thwart XXE assaults successfully. Techniques that businesses may use to protect themselves from attacks involving External XML Entities:
- Use simple data formats
- Use updated XML processes and libraries
- Disable Document Type Definition and XXE in all XML parsers
- Use whitelisting for Server-Side Input Validation
- Use SAST tools to identify XXE attack surfaces in source code
Check further information here.
How potentially dangerous are XML external entities?
According to OWASP and the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) database, XXE attacks are among the top security concerns since they result in request forgery, denial of service, and the leaking of sensitive data. Because it may be carried out through various attack routes and is still regarded as a novel attack technique due to a lack of awareness among security teams, XXE attacks are widespread.