WASC Threat Classification Report
The WASC Threat Classification Report allows you to view only those identified issues that fall under the Web Application Security Consortium’s threat classification.
- Made up of international experts, industry practitioners, and organizational representatives, WASC was founded in January 2004 and has compiled web security standards.
- The consortium released its second version of the classification to clarify and organize threats to web application security. The WASC Report is essential for organizations that want to improve their web application’s security.
- You can generate the WASC Threat Classification Report in Acunetix 360 to see only those vulnerabilities that fall under this classification. The report allows you to view technical details of these vulnerabilities. It also helps you to fix those vulnerabilities and issues.
- The report is available in HTML and PDF format.
There can be other vulnerabilities and security issues found in your web applications but not listed in the WASC Threat Classification Report.
Click to view a sample WASC Threat Classification Report.
WASC Threat Classification Report Sections
There are four sections in the WASC Threat Classification Report:
- Scan Metadata
- Vulnerability Names and Details
- Show/Hide Scan Details
This section provides details on the following items:
- Scan Target
- Scan Time
- Scan Duration
- Total Requests
- Average Speed
- Risk Level
This provides a numerical and graphical overview of:
- Numbers The numbers of issues detected at various Vulnerability Severity Levels
- Identified Vulnerabilities The total number of detected vulnerabilities
- Confirmed Vulnerabilities The total number of vulnerabilities that Acunetix verified by taking extra steps such as extracting some data from the target
Vulnerabilities Names and Details
This section describes all identified issues and vulnerabilities, along with their Impact and Proof of Exploit. It also explains what Actions to Take and a Remedy for each one, including External References for more information.
This table lists and explains the headings in the Vulnerability Names and Details section.
This is the name of the identified issue.
This is the label to group, organize, and filter issues in the target web application.
Proof of Exploit
This is a piece of evidence supplied to prove that the vulnerability exists, showing information that is extracted from the target using the vulnerability.
For further information, see Proof of Exploit.
This displays further details about the vulnerability.
This indicates how much Acunetix is sure about the identified issue.
This shows the effect of the issue or vulnerability on the Target URL.
Required Skills for Successful Exploitation
This gives details on how malicious hackers could exploit this issue.
Actions to Take
These are the immediate steps you can take to decrease the impact or prevent exploitation.
This offers further steps to resolve the identified issue.
This provides links to other websites where you can find more information.
WASC: This provides further information about the vulnerability according to the Web Application Security Consortium threat classification.
This provides further information on the solution for identified issues.
Proof of Concept Notes
These notes demonstrate in principle how a system may be compromised.
This is the whole HTTP request that Acunetix sent in order to detect the issue.
This is the reply from the system against the payload.
Show/Hide Scan Details
This section provides some profile and policy settings that Acunetix uses to adjust its scanning to reach more coverage. For example, it lists all enabled security checks.
It provides information on your preference in selecting this scan so that developers have more details on how the scan was run.
For further information, see Security Checks.
How to Generate a WASC Threat Classification Report in Acunetix 360
- Log in to Acunetix 360.
- From the main menu, click Scans, then Recent Scans. The Recent Scans window is displayed.
- Next to the relevant scan, click Report. The Scan Summary window is displayed.
- Click Export. The Export Report dialog is displayed.
- From the Report dropdown, select WASC Threat Classification.
- From the Format dropdown, select an option.
- If required, select one of the following to configure your report:
- Exclude Addressed Issues excludes those issues on which you've already taken action. (All Information level findings are marked as Accepted Risk automatically by default. To change this behavior, see Do not mark Information issues as accepted risks in General Settings).
- Export Confirmed includes only those issues that are confirmed.
- Export Unconfirmed includes only those issues that are unconfirmed.
- Click Export. You can view the report in the saved location.
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