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Burp Extension: Copy Request & Response

Writing good reports is key in penetration tests / security assessments, since this is the final result delivered to the customer. Vulnerabilities should be described in a way so that the customer can understand and also reproduce the issue. For web application pentests, the best way is often to show the HTTP requests and responses to explain an issue. This Burp Suite extension “Copy Request & Response” can assist you while the report.

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Yet Another Froala 0-Day XSS

Compass found a DOM-based cross-site scripting (XSS) in the Froala WYSIWYG HTML Editor. HTML code in the editor is not correctly sanitized when inserted into the DOM. This allows an attacker that can control the editor content to execute arbitrary JavaScript in the context of the victim’s session.

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Hacking Tools Cheat Sheet

Everyone knows: cheat sheets are cool! They are very useful if you already know the basics about a topic but you have to look up details when you are not sure about something.

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Area41 2018 Wrap Up

Introduction Last Friday and Saturday (15./16. June 2018), the 6th edition of the security conference Area41 (formerly Hashdays, https://area41.io/) organized by DEFCON Switzerland (https://www.defcon-switzerland.org/, https://twitter.com/defconCH) took place in Zürich. Every Compass security analyst can attend two conferences every year supported by Compass. So most of the analysts decided to go to the Area41 this year […]

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Insomni’hack 2018 Wrap-Up

As every year, some Compass Security Analysts travelled to Geneva and attended the Insomni’hack conference and it’s enjoyable CTF.

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Insomni’hack 2018 – guessflag

For this task, we had SSH access to the server guess.insomni.hack and the task was to read the flag in the /home/flag directory. We were able to get the flag without even solving the challenge :)

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SAMLRequest Support for SAML Raider

About a year ago, the Burp extension SAML Raider [0] was released as a result of a bachelor thesis [1] in collaboration with Compass Security. This Burp extension automates most of the steps, which are necessary to test a SAML single sign-on process and perform according attacks. With SAML Raider, an authentication bypass vulnerability in a Service […]

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