Types Of Acunetix Reports
The following is a list of the reports that can be generated in Acunetix:
Affected Items Report
The Affected Items report shows the files and locations where vulnerabilities have been detected during a scan. The report shows the severity of the vulnerability detected, together with other details about how the vulnerability has been detected.
The Comprehensive Report takes the information available in the Developer Report, and presents it in a more concise format, adding a leading graphical section with statistical data. For each vulnerability, each HTTP request made to the target is accompanied by the HTTP response received.
🔍 Comprehensive Report - HTML Format vs PDF Format
The Developer Report is targeted to developers who need to work on the website in order to address the vulnerabilities discovered by Acunetix. The report provides information on the files which have a long response time, a list of external links, email addresses, client scripts and external hosts, together with remediation examples and best practice recommendations for fixing the vulnerabilities.
The Executive Report summarizes the vulnerabilities detected in a website and gives a clear overview of the severity level of vulnerabilities found in the website.
The Quick Report provides a detailed listing of all the vulnerabilities discovered during the scan.
The Scan Comparison report allows you to compare two scans on the same Target, highlighting the differences between the scans. This option becomes available only when 2 scans for the same Target are selected.
Compliance Reports are available for the following compliance bodies and standards:
CWE / SANS – Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors
This report shows a list of vulnerabilities that have been detected in your website which are listed in the CWE / SANS top 25 most dangerous software errors. These errors are often easy to find and exploit and are dangerous because they will often allow attackers to take over the website or steal data. More information can be found at http://cwe.mitre.org/top25/.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Part of the HIPAA Act defines the policies, procedures and guidelines for maintaining the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information. This report identifies the vulnerabilities that might be infringing these policies. The vulnerabilities are grouped by the sections as defined in the HIPAA Act.
International Standard – ISO 27001
ISO 27001, part of the ISO / IEC 27000 family of standards, formally specifies a management system that is intended to bring information security under explicit management control. This report identifies vulnerabilities which might be in violation of the standard and groups the vulnerabilities by the sections defined in the standard.
NIST Special Publication 800-53
NIST Special Publication 800-53 covers the recommended security controls for the Federal Information Systems and Organizations. Once again, the vulnerabilities identified during a scan are grouped by the categories as defined in the publication.
OWASP Top 10 2017
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a web security project led by an international community of corporations, educational institutions and security researchers. OWASP is renowned for its work in web security, specifically through its list of top 10 web security risks to avoid. This report shows which of the detected vulnerabilities are found on the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities.
Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard, which applies to organizations that handle credit card holder information. This report identifies vulnerabilities which might breach parts of the standard and groups the vulnerabilities by the requirement that has been violated.
Sarbanes Oxley Act
The Sarbanes Oxley Act was enacted to prevent fraudulent financial activities by corporations and top management. Vulnerabilities which are detected during a scan which might lead to a breach in sections of the Act are listed in this report.
DISA STIG Web Security
The Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) is a configuration guide for computer software and hardware defined by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA), which is part of the United States Department of Defense. This report identifies vulnerabilities which violate sections of STIG and groups the vulnerabilities by the sections of the STIG guide which are being violated.
Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) Threat Classification
The Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) is a non-profit organization made up of an international group of security experts, which has created a threat classification system for web vulnerabilities. This report groups the vulnerabilities identified on your site using the WASC threat classification system.