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October 1, 2016

Syhunt releases console web vulnerability scan tools - We're happy to release the new generation of Syhunt console-based scan tools, which we simply call ScanTools. The first release of Syhunt ScanTools comes with four console applications - ScanURL, ScanCode, ScanLog and ScanConf, incorporating the functionality of Syhunt Hybrid/Dynamic, Syhunt Code, Syhunt Insight and Syhunt Harden respectively. Whether you want to scan a live web application, source code files, web server logs or configuration files for vulnerabilities, weaknesses and more, Syhunt ScanTools can help you start the task with a single line command. Syhunt ScanTools is available for download as a freeware portable package or as part of Syhunt Community. Get it now at http://www.syhunt.com/en/?n=Tools.Download

June 3, 2016

Syhunt releases Insight tool, expands web backdoor detection - We're pleased to announce the immediate availability of our newest tool Syhunt Insight together with version 5.4 of the Syhunt Community and Hybrid software suites and a new release of the Sandcat browser.

Syhunt Insight is a proactive forensics/detection tool for application-level attacks and comes to complement our hybrid web application security assessment suite, allowing organizations not only to detect web application vulnerabilities, but to investigate and prevent security breaches through additional lens. Syhunt Insight brings a lightweight but powerful web server log analysis engine at its core, and is able to automatically build the profile of attackers during log scans, determine if a breach occurred, expose IP geolocation, inventory and environment information of attackers, and, if necessary, reconstruct sessions from the beginning aiming at a specific source.

In addition to this release, the latest round of changes in components include the following relevant enhancements:

  • Syhunt Dynamic 5.4, with now over 300 web backdoor checks, along with UX enhancements, faster scans and improved support for ASP.NET and JSP-based web applications.
  • Sandcat Browser 5.2, with stability, UX and Lua API enhancements. Full ChangeLog

August 28, 2015

Syhunt releases Community Edition of its hybrid application security scanner - We're pleased to announce the immediate availability of Syhunt Community. This is the first release of a free, community edition of our flagship product Syhunt Hybrid, available at no-charge for the community. Syhunt Community is built on top of Syhunt’s open source pen-test oriented web browser Sandcat and can be used for scanning web applications for multiple types of vulnerabilities, including commonly exploited coding mistakes, through both dynamic and source code analysis. Some of the vulnerabilities covered include:

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • SQL Injection (for MySQL and Oracle powered web applications)
  • Unvalidated Redirects
  • Directory Listing
  • Directory Traversal
  • Information Disclosure
  • Old/Backup Files (Common Backup Files & Folders)
  • Path Disclosure
  • Source Code Disclosure

Syhunt Community comes without any time restrictions and although not nearly as complete as the full-featured Syhunt Hybrid product (see a full comparison), it can help security auditors and developers to start improving the security of web applications and websites right away, helping evaluate the coding practices currently in place within an organization or a group. The first incarnation of Syhunt Community carries the 5.3 version number, which is the current version number of Syhunt Hybrid - it runs under any modern Windows version and can be downloaded at the link below. Feel free to try it - there is no license required, and if you wish, it is possible to upgrade to the commercial edition of Syhunt through our online store, and obtain full vulnerability detection with the most complete feature set included.

Download Syhunt Community 5.3
Link: syhunt-community-5.3.exe
MD5: 189b5e3ba8c754130891749a99d01b54
SHA-1: cbb24a0b37d187a373ee3fa792d76225327dbd16

June 17, 2015

Syhunt Hybrid 5.3 brings dramatically improved detection accuracy - We're proud to announce another milestone in the evolution process of Syhunt Hybrid with the addition of a significant number of new vulnerability checks and improved detection of JSP-based vulnerabilities to its DAST (dynamic application security testing) component. The new checks give the product the ability to achieve 100% detection of today's WAVSEP vulnerabilities and an even higher detection of vulnerabilities in custom web applications:

  • SQL Injection & XSS - Syhunt Hybrid can detect 100% of the SQL Injection and XSS vulnerabilities, but now all SQLi false positive cases in WAVSEP are correctly handled and additional SQLi checks were added.
  • Local File Inclusion - Syhunt Hybrid is now able to detect 100% of the WAVSEP 1.5 LFI cases (all of the 816 cases) during fast or normal scans.
  • Remote File Inclusion - With the improved RFI and LFI detection, Syhunt Dynamic reaches the same results obtained by AppScan in the last WAVSEP, which was #1 at the time. Syhunt Dynamic is now able to detect 100% of the WAVSEP 1.5 RFI test cases, becoming tied with it.
  • Unvalidated Redirect - Syhunt is now able to detect 100% of the Unvalidated Redirect cases that are part of the WAVSEP 1.5 test environment.
  • Hidden, Obsolete & Backup Files - Syhunt is now able to detect all of the latest WAVSEP hidden file cases (including copied files).

Other changes include:

  • New hunt methods for the improved categories:
    • fileinc - Checks for Remote & Local File Inclusion. Works for both code and dynamic scans.
    • fileold - Checks Hidden, Obsolete & Backup Files, but not as aggressively as the structbf (Structure Brute Force) method. Applies only to dynamic scans.
    • unvredir - Checks for Unvalidated Redirect vulnerabilities. Works for both code and dynamic scans.
  • Improved URL parameter manipulation.

Syhunt Hybrid 5.3 is available free of charge to all registered Syhunt users.

March 26, 2015

Syhunt Hybrid 5.2 released with major improvements - We are happy to announce the immediate availability of Syhunt Hybrid 5.2. The new release is now tightly integrated with the latest Syhunt Dynamic, Syhunt Code and Sandcat Browser releases. Over the last months, the browser has been a major focus for Syhunt, which has resulted in numerous improvements such as better certificate handling, and major stability and performance enhancements. We're committed to continue improving the user experience and make modifications to take the product to the next level.

Thanks to all the organizations that have recently joined our customer community and the ones who have been with us since the beginning, who entrust us with their web application security needs and help us further enhance our tools.

May 22, 2014

Syhunt releases Sandcat Browser 5.0 — We're excited to announce a brand new version of our pen-test oriented web browser Sandcat (codenamed Catarinka browser). The new release will also be available as part of the 5.1 release of the Syhunt Hybrid suite. The new enhancements include: faster startup and responsiveness, huge refactoring and cleanup of the current code, latest Chromium component and improved compatibility with 64-bit Windows editions.

February 20, 2014

Syhunt Dynamic soars to number 1, reaches 94% crawling coverage — New WAVSEP benchmark - The WAVSEP - The Web Application Vulnerability Scanner Evaluation Project performed a massive array of tests on 63 black box web application vulnerability scanners and SAAS services. The comparison findings were published on February 5, 2014. The entire industry and security community benefits from an up-to-date comparison of today's web application security scanners like this one.

A while back — in December, we announced the release of Syhunt Dynamic 5.0 with greatly superior crawling/spidering. This year's WAVSEP data reflects the improvements that have been made in Syhunt Dynamic and shows Syhunt has the number 1 crawling coverage alongside 3 other top solutions which were able to achieve 94 percent coverage on its WIVET test.

WIVET is an open source benchmarking project that aims to statistically analyze web link extractors and adopted as an extension to the WAVSEP project. The WIVET test evaluates the scanner support for various web technologies and its ability to handle obstacles while crawling and mapping the structure of websites. According to the WAVSEP, developers, penetration testers and QA engineers need a tool with a high score in this category, especially if they prefer as much automation as possible in the web application security assessment process.

When it comes to vulnerability detection rates, Syhunt Dynamic repeated last year's performance with 100 percent detection of SQL Injection, both blind and time-based, and XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) vulnerabilities. WAVSEP used a large collection of over 1000 vulnerable test cases for 6 different attack vectors to compare the tools, which were made public simultaneously with the results.

See the full details about the WAVSEP 2014 comparison here.

February 20, 2014

Syhunt Hybrid now detects open redirect vulnerabilities - Today we are announcing that Syhunt Hybrid 5.01 is now available for download in the customer area for subscribed customers. This update expands Syhunt's extensive list of checks by bringing in the ability to locate open/unvalidated redirect vulnerabilities in web applications, an ability that is now supported by our dynamic application security testing solution, Syhunt Dynamic, our static application security testing solution, Syhunt Code, and the even more advanced Syhunt Hybrid, which combines both solutions.

Unvalidated redirects are often exploited to perform phishing attacks and used, for example, to trick users into revealing their passwords and downloading malware. The weakness, also referred to as CWE-601 by the MITRE's Common Weakness Enumeration project, is considered an OWASP violation and listed as part of their Top Ten 2013 document.

With this new addition, Syhunt now checks for over 30 classes of web application security vulnerabilities, including XSS (Cross-Site Scripting), SQL Injection, File Inclusion and Command Execution vulnerabilities. Syhunt plans to keep adding new checks and improving existing ones in future updates.

January 12, 2014

Major higher-education institution in France selects Syhunt - École Polytechnique, a higher-education and research institution in France, has selected Syhunt Hybrid for securing all its web sites and web applications. Syhunt is pleased to provide its hybrid web application security scanning solution to this customer and to other organizations in Europe and the rest of the world that are part or will be joining our customer community. Syhunt's unique scanning capabilities are allowing customers to perform deep remote assessments and code reviews of web applications like they never did before and to fix a high number of vulnerabilities they never thought existed.