Web Application
Security Research

In-depth analysis of our latest vulnerability findings and best practices for secure development.

Java Security Analysis for IntelliJ IDEA

6 min read 19 Mar 2019 by Julian Karl, Amin Dada
Detecting vulnerabilities as early as possible in the development process is crucial to minimize the costs of security flaws. With the help of our IntelliJ IDEA plugin, RIPS leading Java code analysis can be fully integrated into your developer editor to detect and resolve security issues in real-time. In this blog post, we introduce new plugin features and present a typical use case.

WordPress 5.1 CSRF to Remote Code Execution

9 min read 13 Mar 2019 by Simon Scannell
Last month we released an authenticated remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in WordPress 5.0. This blog post reveals another critical exploit chain for WordPress 5.1 that enables an unauthenticated attacker to gain remote code execution on any WordPress installation prior to version 5.1.1 (CVE-2019-9787).

5 Best Practices for your SAST Evaluation

11 min read 26 Feb 2019 by Johannes Dahse
Choosing the right solution for automated security testing is hard. A good way is to run a proof of concept (POC) of different vendors so you can verify marketing claims before adding another software to your stack. Our best practices can help to prepare an efficient and thorough evaluation so you can unmask snake oil from cutting-edge technology and make the best choice.

WordPress 5.0.0 Remote Code Execution

14 min read 19 Feb 2019 by Simon Scannell
This blog post details how a combination of a Path Traversal and Local File Inclusion vulnerability lead to Remote Code Execution in the WordPress core (CVE-2019-8943). The vulnerability remained uncovered in the WordPress core for over 6 years.

Security Testing Plugin for Maven & Gradle

5 min read 5 Feb 2019 by Julian Karl, Amin Dada
We are pleased to announce integration support for the two major build automation tools Apache Maven and Gradle. Both plugins enable to add our static code analysis solution to your build process and to provide a streamlined way to configure and start a new security scan for your Java applications.