Web Application Penetration Testing

Web Application Penetration Testing

Web Penetration Testing: Critical for Secure Applications

Infopercept is a global leader in web application penetration testing; finding bugs in a number of programming languages and environments. Our security specialists have helped protect data all over the world, from webapps in highly scalable AWS environments to legacy apps in conventional infrastructure.

We regularly illustrate our dedication to top-notch security testing with thousands of zero-day vulnerabilities exposed and our research circulating on national news outlets.

Hunting Vulnerabilities in Web Apps and APIs

Web apps are only growing in significance. Whether it's for financial planning or medical treatment, millions of people rely on web apps to manage their most sensitive details. As they become more complex, they become more susceptible to security vulnerabilities and human error. As web applications become more interconnected by API linking, this risk increases. Every day, security researchers discover new ways to make these applications bend and crack.

A strong offence is the best defence. If you hire a professional team of penetration testers to evaluate your application, you will be made aware of any security loopholes that could lead to compromised applications and data breaches. This gives you the foresight you need to improve your web application and keep your most sensitive assets secure.

Web Services

Infopercept provides web service monitoring, manipulation, and fuzzing of WSDL (Web Services Description Language) parameters. The web service accepts – and responds to – SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) requests, which are structured in these configuration files.

Our industry-leading experts manually analyse the application source code for security bugs during a source code security analysis. Here's more detail on our Secure Code Review services.

Web services have many specific components and threats, but they may also have many of the same flaws as conventional applications, such as SQL Injection.

Manual vs. Automated Application Pen Testing

Automated vulnerability scanners often ignore more subtle security vulnerabilities. An experienced assessor would be aware of the application's meaning and will be able to manipulate its logic. Many of these flaws are simply ignored by automated scanners.

Vulnerability scanners are commonly used by Infopercept’s expert security engineers in the preliminary stages of an application security evaluation, even if it is just at the beginning. We will provide evaluations that are more applicable to your user base and individual security needs, if we have a clear understanding of the application's context.

Our Web Pentest Methodology

Infopercept follows a well-defined, repeatable procedure. This definition is prioritised in each interaction to ensure that our evaluation is accurate, repeatable, and of the highest possible standard. As a result, the team will double-check our results before and after the remediation. The measures below will help us achieve these results:

  1. Define Scope
    Infopercept establishes a specific scope of the client before a web application evaluation can take place. To create a comfortable framework from which to evaluate, open contact between Infopercept and the client organisation is encouraged at this point.
    • The organization's applications or domains will be scanned/tested.
    • Define any exclusions (specific pages/subdomains) from the evaluation.
    • Determine the official testing date and time zones.

  2. Information Gathering
    Engineers from Infopercept use a variety of OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence) tools and techniques to gather as much information as they can about the target. As the engagement progresses, the data gathered will assist us in better understanding of
    the organization's operating conditions, allowing us to accurately assess risk. The following are some examples of targeted intelligence:
    • PDF, DOCX, XLSX, and other files leaked by Google
    • Previous breaches/credential leaks
    • Revealing forum posts by application developers
    • Exposed robots.txt file

  3. Enumeration
    At this stage, we incorporate automated scripts and tools, among other tactics in more advanced information gathering. Any potential attack vectors are thoroughly examined by Infopercept engineers. The data gathered at this stage will serve as the foundation for our exploration in the next phase.
    • Counting directories and subdomains
    • Checking for possible misconfigurations in cloud services
    • Linking known security vulnerabilities to the application and related services

  4. Attack and Penetration
    We start attacking the webapp's vulnerabilities after careful consideration. This is done with caution to protect the application and its data while also confirming the existence of previously discovered attack vectors. At this point, we could launch attacks like:
    • Cross-Site Scripting and/or SQL Injection
    • Using hacked credentials and brute force tools to attack authorization systems
    • Web app functionality is being monitored for insecure protocols and functions.

  5. Reporting
    The assessment process comes to a close with reporting. Infopercept analysts collect all of the information collected to provide a lengthy, concise report to the customer. The report starts with a high-level breakdown of the overall risk, highlighting both the application's protective systems and logic's strengths and weaknesses. We also include strategic recommendations to assist business leaders in making informed application decisions. We break down each vulnerability in technical detail later in the report, including our testing process and remediation steps for the IT team, resulting in a straightforward remediation process. We go to great lengths to ensure that each rep is successful. We go to great lengths to ensure that each report is clear and easy to understand.

  6. Remediation Testing
    In addition, upon request from the client, Infopercept can revisit the evaluation after the client organisation has patched the vulnerabilities. We would ensure that the reforms have been fully incorporated and that the possibility has been minimised. The previous appraisal will be revised to reflect the more stable status of the submission.

Sample Report
Technical Approach