Continuous Integration - Jenkins at your service

18 Dec 2016 by Daniel Peeren

Continous Integration Jenkins

Continuous integration (CI) is a powerful tool to increase the quality of software and to save valuable time in the development process. An integral aspect of continuous integration is the automated testing of source code to reduce the likelihood of risks, bugs, and errors. In order to assist developers in writing secure code, it is possible to connect the sophisticated security analysis of RIPS into existing CI tools. In this post, we will introduce our plugin for Jenkins, one of the most popular automation platforms in the world, that can automatically warn you whenever a new security issue is introduced to your code base.

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OpenConf 5.30 - Multi-Step Remote Command Execution

17 Dec 2016 by Johannes Dahse

OpenConf

Today, we present a multi-step command execution vulnerability in the popular conference management software OpenConf. The vulnerability was reported and fixed a while ago, but the chain of 4 exploitation steps involved makes it a very interesting vulnerability sample for our advent calendar. 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 …

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Redaxo 5.2.0: Remote Code Execution via CSRF

16 Dec 2016 by Robin Peraglie

Redaxo CMS

Redaxo 5.2.0 is the latest release of a simple content management system that is mostly used in Germany. Today we are going to present our scan results for Redaxo and explain how completely omitting anti-CSRF measures can have a significant security impact.

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Guest Post: Vtiger 6.5.0 - SQL Injection

15 Dec 2016 by Dennis Detering

Vtiger

The Vtiger CRM is an open source Customer Relationship Management software developed by Vtiger. With more than 4.5 million downloads on SourceForge it enjoys great popularity. Some weeks ago, I had the chance to play with RIPS and test its features - and was invited as guest author to write this post. As I did some manual research of the Vtiger CRM before and already found several vulnerabilities, I decided to use it for my first experiments with RIPS.

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The State of Wordpress Security

14 Dec 2016 by Hendrik Buchwald

Wordpress

Does Wordpress really need an introduction? It is by far the most popular blogging software on the planet and it is also abused for other tasks frequently. A large percentage of the World Wide Web is Wordpress1.

Plugins from the community are an integral part of most Wordpress sites, therefore this blog post will cover the complete Wordpress ecosystem and not just the core. To do this we downloaded all 47,959 plugins that are available from the official Wordpress repository and analyzed them with our static code analyzer RIPS! Shockingly, about every second larger plugin contains at least one medium severity issue. But is it really that bad? Read on to find out!

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