Google Releases Open Source Web Application Security Assessment Tool
The proxy analyzes problems such as cross-site script inclusion threats, insufficient cross-site request forgery defenses, caching issues, cross-site scripting candidates, potentially unsafe cross-domain code inclusion schemes and information leakage scenarios, and much more.
As a passive tool, ratproxy monitors the interaction between the browser and the web application. According to the documentation, this offers several advances over traditional methods:
- No risk of disruptions
- Low effort, high yield
- Preserved control flow of human interaction
- WYSIWYG data on script behavior
- Easy process integration
It is designed specifically to deliver concise reports that focus on prioritized issues of clear relevance to contemporary web 2.0 applications, and to do so in a hands-off, repeatable manner. It should not overwhelm you with raw HTTP traffic dumps, and it goes far beyond simply providing a framework to tamper with the application by hand.
Ratproxy (1.50 beta) (164 Kb) is available for Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS X, and Windows (Cygwin) environments.
Mike Amundsen May 29, 2015
Ben Linders May 28, 2015