Security Assessment Service

Web Application Pentesting

The web application penetration testing solution can be used to evaluate both in-house and third-party online applications.

Web apps are critical to a company's success and a tempting target for fraudsters. Web Application penetration testing looks at programs proactively to detect vulnerabilities, which includes the ones that would cause the lack of sensitive personal and financial facts.

DataSpace Security is a CREST-certified pen-testing business for online apps. Our skilled team, which includes Certified Web Application Testers (CCT APP), has extensive experience performing web application and website security testing and can assist your company in identifying and mitigating a variety of issues.

Methodology

To underline the distinction between an application and a web application, you must know that web application penetration testing focuses primarily on the web app's environment and setup.

Depending on the type of interaction you wish to have with the target system, there are two forms of reconnaissance:

  • Reconnaissance in Action
  • Reconnaissance in the Passive Mode

Passive reconnaissance is the manner of accumulating records that is already to be had on the net without bodily interaction with the target gadget.

Step 1
01 Phase
Reconnaissance

Following the collection of data, we will undertake the assessment by following the stages of 

  • Footprinting
  • Scanning
  • Enumerating

These pre-test phases are critical in determining whether or not a penetration test will provide a thorough picture of the client's exposure. Reconnaissance refers to the three pre-test phases taken together.

02 Phase
Probing & Discovery

Port scanning, system service identification, remote operating system fingerprinting, and firewall and intrusion detection evasion are some of the techniques that will be deployed.

The following approaches would be used for discovery at this phase: passive fingerprinting, port scanning, and service identification, banner grabbing, and mapping suspected vulnerabilities to available exploits.

03 Phase
Vulnerability Scanning

This phase focuses on detecting, understanding, and confirming the application-level weaknesses, misconfigurations, and vulnerabilities associated with accessible hosts or web apps. Multiple automated tools, bespoke scripts, and manual testing methods will be used to conduct the scan.

04 Phase
Penetration Testing 

The methodology for penetration testing is based on industry standards such as NIST SP800-115 and OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks - 2017, which have been created over time and refined by our work expertise in this field.

DNS Lookups
Forward And Reverse

You can use forward DNS lookup, ping, and even more complex tools like Burp Suite to associate the newly discovered subdomains with their corresponding IP addresses.

Transferring
DNS Zones

To transfer a DNS zone, use the “nslookup” command to find the DNS servers. Websites dedicated to DNS server identification are another alternative. After you've identified all of the DNS servers, use the "dig" command to try to transfer the DNS zone.

Exploitation and Research

When it comes to executing web app penetration testing, you have a plethora of security tools at your disposal, the majority of which are open source.

However, narrowing down your options to just a few tools might be difficult. That is why the reconnaissance stage is crucial.

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