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What's New in Syhunt 6.8.3 (May 1, 2020)

Note: Syhunt 6.8.4 (released in May 21) includes an update notification feature and some bug fixes.

Syhunt Hybrid 6.8.3 released, adds enhanced DAST fingerprinting, manual login and more

We're happy to release Syhunt Hybrid version 6.8.3. The new release brings many important DAST improvements, including enhanced web server fingerprinting, integration with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, hybrid client-side JavaScript code analysis (SAST-within-DAST), and more.

Syhunt Hybrid 6.8.3 adds Hunter-Sense™, a fingerprinting feature that allows the detection of the hidden versions of server software and components. If an Apache or Nginx web server or server module is configured to hide its version, Syhunt Hunter-Sense is many times able to reconstruct the incomplete "picture" and determine the version number of the server and its components, such as PHP, mod_ssl, OpenSSL and Phusion Passenger. The pioneer feature is based on an analysis we conducted of patterns found in 1 million Internet websites and allows Syhunt to detect outdated, vulnerable server software and components that would go otherwise unnoticed.

Outdated Server Sofware Detection

Syhunt Hybrid 6.8.3 adds over 1200 checks for outdated, vulnerable server software, covering over 30 web server software and components — powered by its new Hunter-Sense fingerprinting capabilities. In addition to this, Syhunt Code has been integrated with Syhunt Dynamic to perform extended hybrid analysis of client-side JavaScript - Syhunt's SAST now runs from within its DAST. This innovative SAST-within-DAST approach allows that both custom vulnerable JavaScript code and outdated, vulnerable third-party JavaScript libraries are detected client-side through dynamic analysis.

Manual Login in External Browser

Syhunt Hybrid 6.8.3 integrates with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox without the need of installing a browser extension. This adds the ability to launch a scan against a web application after logging in from an external web browser instance - an easy 3-step process. Alternatively, automated login and manual login through Syhunt's built-in, Chromium-based Sandcat browser is still available.

Other Improvements

  • Moved crawling depth limit option and OAST option to the Site Preferences screen.
  • Changed default browser emulation mode and user agent to Chrome.
  • Improved parsing of JavaScript in HTML files.
  • Report generation now runs in an isolated task.
  • Allow SSH protocol in GIT URLs
  • Fixed: crash during outdated code check when scanning known third-party script.

We hope you enjoy the new release!

What's New in Syhunt 6.8.2 (April 2, 2020)

Syhunt Hybrid 6.8.2 released, adds static code analysis of Ruby web apps and more

A new update released today brings a long-awaited feature to Syhunt: SAST for Ruby based web applications. Syhunt 6.8.2 is now able to scan the source code of web applications in Ruby (Rails and ERB) for security bugs with coverage for over 19 vulnerability categories. Of all the programming languages which have been added to Syhunt over recent years, Ruby was the only important one that was missing. In addition to this important new feature, Syhunt 6.8.2 also includes compliance reporting and scan method for the 2019 CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors, and Imperva SecureSphere compatible vulnerability export for allowing virtual patching of new vulnerabilities as they are identified by the tool.

Code Checks for Ruby

Syhunt 6.8.2 adds source code checks for the following vulnerabilities and weaknesses in Ruby code:

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • SQL Injection
  • Arbitrary File Manipulation
  • Broken Cryptography
  • Code Injection
  • Denial of Service
  • Hardcoded Sensitive Information
  • HTTP Header Injection
  • Insecure Communication
  • Insecure Data Storage
  • Information Disclosure
  • Log Forging
  • Bad Practices
  • Weak Password Hashing
  • Command Execution
  • Security Misconfiguration
  • Server-Side Request Forgery
  • Uncontrolled Format String
  • Unvalidated Redirect

Other Improvements

  • Added header manipulation checks in Syhunt Dynamic.
  • Added beta Imperva SecureSphere WAF XML output for virtual patching.
  • Added a compliance template for the 2019 CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors.
  • Added two new scan methods: CWE Top 25 and OWASP Top 10, which allow to scan specifically for the top 25 most dangerous software errors and the 10 most critical web application security risks.
  • Added an important cleanup of temporary files created during OAST testing in Syhunt Dynamic.
  • Improved parsing of Python code.

We hope you enjoy the new release!

What's New in Syhunt 6.8.1 (March 6, 2020)

Syhunt introduces Hybrid-Augmented Analysis, OAST & Android APK Analysis capabilities

We are proud to introduce version 6.8.1 of Syhunt and, at the same time, unveil its online Syhunt Signal service ( The Syhunt scanner integration with Syhunt Signal adds the ability to perform OAST (Out-of-Band Application Security Testing), which allows Syhunt to detect a range of otherwise invisible, high-risk out-of-band (OOB) vulnerabilities, as well as to perform Hybrid-Augmented Analysis, a combination of DAST, SAST and OAST methodologies. Using a range of OAST techniques, Syhunt 6.8.1 is also able to demonstrate data exfiltration from a vulnerable target web server. Out-of-band (OOB) vulnerabilities are usually high-risk, such as variants of OS Command Injection, SQL Injection and XXE Injection that cannot be detected by conventional DAST, making the adoption of the OAST methodology necessary.

As part of this release, we've also expanded Syhunt's MAST (Mobile Application Security Testing) capabilites with the ability to reverse engineer and scan Android Package (APK) files for OWASP Mobile Top 10 and CWE/SANS Top 25 risks.

Hybrid-Augmented Analysis & OAST

Syhunt Hybrid simulates inferential, in-band and out-of-band (OOB) attacks by using entry point and other information acquired through SAST and a combination of DAST and OAST. Syhunt's online OAST service, known as Syhunt Signal, listens to forced requests coming in from a vulnerable target web server over the course of a scan and signals back to the Syhunt scanner. Syhunt then automatically correlates the received Signal alerts with attack requests it launched and adds the identified vulnerabilities to its report and user interface. The collaboration with Syhunt Signal also allows the Syhunt scanner to automatically exfiltrate data from a vulnerable target, which gets added to the scan results. This is achieved through different techniques (environment and OS-specific).

The OAST capability is available at no additional cost to existing Syhunt Dynamic and Syhunt Hybrid customers. The new feature needs an active Internet connection to work, so that Syhunt Dynamic can communicate with Syhunt Signal.

Out-of-Band Vulnerability Checks

Syhunt 6.8.1 adds checks for the out-of-band variants of the following vulnerabilities:

  • Command Execution
  • Remote File Inclusion (RFI)
  • Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF)
  • SQL Injection
  • XML External Entity (XXE) Injection

Android APK Analysis

Syhunt 6.81 adds the ability to scan Android Package (APK) files for vulnerabilities. The new feature is available at no additional cost to existing Syhunt Mobile, Syhunt Code Plus or Syhunt Hybrid Platinum Plus customers and allows to scan an Android application for vulnerabilities without the need of having its source code files. Despite the support for APK files, it is still recommended to scan the original mobile application source code files if available, since the APK file analysis uses reverse engineering techniques.

Other Improvements

  • Added the ability to scan a single source code file from the New Scan dialog.
  • Fixed: some redundant reporting of remote file inclusion vulnerabilities.
  • Fixed: a problem with individual source code file scan with ScanCode CLI.
  • The CLI tools now highlight in red about fatal errors.

We hope you enjoy the new release!

What's New in Syhunt 6.8 (January 27, 2020)

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 of Syhunt, which greatly extends its iOS check base, as well as expands its 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 of C/C++ files 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!