This report on security reveals that 35% of websites and web applications examined could be subject to at least one single high severity vulnerability.
The research also gives an overview of the most commonly found web application and network perimeter vulnerabilities. For many companies, the paper explains, security has to be automated and incorporated as a holistic part of the development process. Web application vulnerabilities represent a growingly important threat to the security of companies. In that respect, automation can help make the business application security more complete and dynamic.
The research showed that 2% of sampled targets were vulnerable to RCE, which is still a concerning figure considering its potential impact. It also found that 14% of sampled targets were vulnerable to at least one SQL injection. This figure has been going down over the years which means that developers are becoming wiser to the SQLi dangers.
On the other hand, 2% of sampled targets were vulnerable to Directory Traversal, and 1% of targets were found to be vulnerable to Local File Inclusion. Meanwhile, a concerning 32% of sampled targets were vulnerable to at least one form of Cross-Site Scripting. XSS and social engineering enables cyber attackers to take away cookies and impersonate users, and get involved in keylogging, phishing and identity theft, the report notes.
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The Dataset Vulnerabilities at a Glance
Medium Severity Vulnerability Severity
Remote Code Execution
SQL Injection (SQLi)
Local File Inclusion and Directory Traversal Cross-site Scripting (XSS)
Source Code Disclosure
Server-side Request Forgery
Perimeter Network Vulnerabilities
DoS Related Vulnerabilities
Cross-site Request Forgery
Host Header Injection
Web Server Vulnerabilities and Miscon gurationsConclusion
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Web Application Vulnerability Report 2019
Feb. 4, 2019
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acunetix, application security, application software, automation, global, network security, security, server security
This report includes the analysis of vulnerabilities detected over the previous year, across 10,000 scan targets.
An insightful research which takes a look of the most commonly encountered web application and network perimeter vulnerabilities.
Go to Publisher's Download Site| Bond Partners | June 2019 | Pages: 333 | FREE |