Most of the improvements described on this page apply as well to the Community Edition of Syhunt. If you prefer to read only what's new in Syhunt Community, visit here.

What's New in Syhunt 6.8 (January 27, 2019)

Syhunt expands vulnerability checks for iOS apps and missing protections in web apps

In September last year we announced support for mobile applications (Android & iOS). Now we are proud to introduce version 6.8, which greatly extends its iOS check base, as well as expanded vulnerability checks for dynamic web apps. As part of this major update, we've increased the number of source code checks for Swift & Objective-C, the primary languages used for iOS app development, from 64 to 248 checks - see the full list of vulnerability checks here and a brief list of the covered categories below.

We've also added many customer-requested improvements and fixes, including new outdated Angular checks and dozens of checks for missing protections which tell when the webserver configuration can be hardened.

Checks for Missing Protections in Web Apps

Syhunt 6.8 adds dozens of checks for missing protection measures against attacks like clickjacking, content-sniffing XSS and others. This includes checks for missing or weak HTTP security headers, permissive HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) policy, the use of deprecated policies and more.

New Mobile Checks for Swift & Objective-C

Syhunt 6.8 adds 184 new security code checks targeting the primary iOS development languages, covering:

  • API Abuse & Misuse (new, to cover Biometric Authentication, SMS Usage, etc.)
  • Arbitrary File Manipulation (new)
  • Broken Authentication (expanded)
  • Broken Cryptography (expanded)
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (new)
  • Code Injection (new)
  • Hardcoded Sensitive Information (expanded)
  • Information Leak (new)
  • Insecure Communication (new)
  • Insecure Data Storage (expanded to cover missing or insufficient data protection cases)
  • JSON Injection (expanded)
  • XML Injection (new)
  • XPath Injection (new)
  • Log Forging (new)
  • Regular Expression Injection (new)
  • Security Misconfiguration (expanded)
  • Uncontrolled Format String (expanded)
  • Entry Points (expanded)

The mobile support is available in limited preview in Syhunt Community and fully available to new and existing customers through a separately licensed product extension known as Syhunt Mobile.

Additional Dynamic Improvements

Additional improvements made to Syhunt Dynamic include:

  • Added new crawling optimizations for heavily dynamically generated web sites.
  • Improved auto form filling of dynamically adjusted fields.
  • Expanded the brute force against the structure of the Start URL path.
  • Fixed: a Start URL redirect handling bug involving relative paths and improved an additional case of JS redirect handling.
  • Fixed: CVE reference not appearing for specific check groups.
  • Fixed: Compliance report template options for web apps not appearing when using non-Platinum Plus license.

Additional Code Checks & Improvements

  • Added additional XSS cases to Android checks.
  • Added new outdated Angular vulnerability checks (Prototype Pollution, DoS and multiple XSS vulnerabilities).
  • Added syntax highlighting and analysis of C/C++ header files.
  • Fixed: false positive involving version number and hardcoded resource check.

Other Improvements

  • Added the ability to import targets and bookmarks from CSV and list files.
  • Changed the date/time format in the Past Sessions screen and report for better visualization.
  • Fixed: the user interface not highlighting when Git for Windows needs to be installed or about other fatal errors.
  • Fixed: Canceled scans sometimes being listed with Scanning as status in the Past Sessions screen.

We hope you enjoy the new release!



What's New in Syhunt 6.7 (September 17, 2019)

Syhunt adds support for Android and iOS apps and greatly extended checks for Java

We're excited to announce the immediate availability of Syhunt version 6.7. This release is a milestone in Syhunt's development history. It brings support for mobile (Android & iOS) applications, greatly extends its Java check base and adds the much-awaited scan scheduling feature. As part of this major update, we've added checks and support for the Swift and Objective-C programming languages, which are the primary languages used for iOS app development, and increased the number of source code checks for Java, the primary language used for Android app development, from 70 to 310 checks. The newly added features and checks, together with Syhunt's ability to scan JavaScript-based applications, including Angular and Node.js, make Syhunt suited for both mobile and web application security assessment. The new release also introduces a Mobile Compliance report template which focuses on the OWASP Mobile Top 10 risks list, as well as the CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors and the PCI DSS v3,2.1 standard.

With this update, users of the Community edition of Syhunt will be happy to know that they can now perform a near-complete source code scan, as all code checks are now included with Syhunt Community, though the details of High-rated and specific Medium-rated vulnerabilities are only available in the professional editions of Syhunt.

The mobile support is available in limited preview in Syhunt Community and fully available to new and existing customers through a separately licensed product extension known as Syhunt Mobile. The newly added Java checks for web applications are available to existing customers at no additional cost.

New Code Checks for Java

Syhunt 6.7 adds security code checks targeting Java-based web and mobile apps, covering:

  • Code Injection (CWE-94)
  • Insecure Communication
  • Insecure Cryptographic Algorithms (CWE-327)
  • Regular Expression Injection (CWE-400)
  • SQL Injection (Spring Framework)
  • Uncontrolled Format String (CWE-134)
  • Various bad practices

Improved and extended checks for Java include: Broken Authentication, Broken Cryptography, Security Misconfiguration, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Command Execution, Code Injection, File Inclusion and Manipulation, SQL Injection, LDAP Injection, XML Injection, Information Leakage, Log Forging and Denial-of-Service.

Code Checks for Swift & Objective-C

Syhunt 6.7 adds security code checks targeting the primary iOS development languages, covering:

  • Broken Authentication
  • Command Execution
  • Insecure Communication
  • Insecure Data Storage
  • Insecure Hashing Algorithm
  • Insecure Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Uncontrolled Format String
  • Hardcoded Sensitive Information
  • Buffer Overflow
  • Various bad practices

Other Code Improvements

  • Improved vulnerability detection accuracy and vulnerable line detection precision.
  • Improved insecure randomness checks (additional checks).
  • Improved multi-language source code parsing.
  • Additional entry point coverage and input filtering/validation analysis.

Dynamic and Other Improvements

  • Improved automated web form login (alternative schemes).
  • Improved spidering of heavily dynamically generated web stores.
  • Minor optimizations for Wordpress-based websites.
  • Added a built-in Scan Scheduler. For detailed information, see: Scheduling Scans
  • Allow to ignore specific vulnerabilities in Site Preferences and Code Scanner Preferences screen.
  • Improved session status and icons in session manager.
  • Fixed: a few bugs and false positives (as detailed in the CHANGELOG)

We hope you enjoy the new release!



What's New in Syhunt 6.6 (June 3, 2019)

Syhunt adds SAST support for Angular, AngularJS, web services, and more

We're happy to announce that Syhunt version 6.6, released today, adds SAST support for web services, and extends support for the MEAN stack by adding support for Angular (v2 and higher) and AngularJS-based web applications, TypeScript, and a large number of additional checks covering Node.js, Express.js, jQuery, client-side JavaScript, and Java. Syhunt 6.6 also adds SAST support for Azure Repos and Electron-based apps, manual login option when performing DAST, and optimizations that speed up scans in both DAST and SAST. The extended coverage means that Syhunt is now able to scan not only the source code of web applications, but the source code of web services and JS-based desktop applications.

Code Checks for Angular & AngularJS

Syhunt 6.6 adds security code checks targeting Angular web apps, covering:

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) - covering JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (XSRF)
  • Broken Authentication
  • Local Storage Usage
  • Sensitive Data Stored in Local Storage
  • Sensitive Information Client-Side
  • Outdated Vulnerable Scripts

Code Checks for Client-Side JavaScript

  • DOM-Based XSS (DOM-Based Cross-Site Scripting)
  • Local Storage Usage
  • Sensitive Data Stored in Local Storage
  • Outdated Vulnerable Scripts, including jQuery Core, jQuery Migrate, jQuery UI, fullPage, Bootstrap and momentjs - this includes the analysis of external, online JavaScript files.
  • Code Injection
  • Unvalidated Redirect
  • XML Injection
  • Client-Side Request Forgery
  • Information Disclosure (various)
  • Security Misconfiguration (various)

Code Checks for Node.js

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Denial of Service (DoS) (new)
  • File Inclusion (new)
  • XPath Injection (new)
  • XML Injection (new)
  • Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) (new)
  • Information Disclosure (new)
  • Security Misconfiguration (new)
  • SQL Injection (improved)
  • Code Injection (improved)
  • Unvalidated Redirect (improved)
  • File Manipulation (improved)
  • Command Execution (improved)
  • HTTP Header Injection (improved)
  • Log Forging
  • Input filtering/validation analysis (improved)

Additional Code Checks

Syhunt 6.6 also adds checks for:

  • Broken Cryptography (new) - usage of Insecure Hashing Algorithms, Insecure Cryptographic Algorithms, Weak Protocols and Insecure Randomness.
  • Insecure Salting (new) - covering all languages
  • Hardcoded Sensitive Information (new), and logging of sensitive information
  • Weak Password Hashing (rewritten and improved)
  • Backdoor (improved)
  • SQL Injection, XML Injection and Information Leak (improved for Java)

Manual Login Support

Syhun 6.6 adds the ability to start a scan against a website after manually logging in - when you start a Dynamic scan from within the Sandcat Browser the tab session data is used as part of the scan. Use of the feature is explained in the manual login section of the Syhunt Dynamic QuickStart document.

Extended GIT Support

  • Added the ability to scan GIT repositories via user interface, and to create and manage a list of favorite target repositories.
  • Added support for Azure Repos using GIT.

Dynamic and Other Improvements

  • Improved HTTP/HTTPS protocol and SSL support (fixed: connection reset by peer error when trying to scan some websites).
  • Added an option to auto follow off-domain redirect in Start URL (enabled by default in GUI and CLI)
  • Ask about off-domain URL redirect when defining a dynamic target.
  • Added additional Joomla-specific optimizations.
  • Improved handling of popups in Sandcat Browser.
  • Fixed: inability to properly pin app to the Windows taskbar.
  • Fixed: many other bugs and false positives (as detailed in the CHANGELOG)

Note: Checks above in gray color are only available in the professional editions of Syhunt.

We hope you enjoy the new release!