Penetration Testing Server

What to expect on Pentester Web Server

Pentest not only reveals vulnerabilities in your system, but also the competence of your security or development team. Report and recommend servers to help improve the security and responsiveness of our customer’s IT team.

The IT team new to web server security can refer to the checklist below to understand the various target areas that can be exploited on the server:

  • Perform repeat tests: This is to test the web consistently for critical application vulnerabilities, helping to maintain a basic level of security.
  • Information gathering: Collect data available from the operating environment to facilitate the pentest.
  • Authentication testing: How secure is the authentication protocol? Here, vendors can use social engineering techniques to gain access to sensitive user credentials.
  • Collect Target Information: Collect details such as domain names, IP addresses, admin information, autonomous system numbers, DNS etc. With the whois database query tool.
  • Web server fingerprint: A fingerprint scanning tool can help collect information such as name, server type, operating system and running applications.
  • Website crawling: Check if there is confidential information, or information that can be exploited, that can be found on a webpage.
  • Web server directory: Look for important data such as web functions and entry forms on the web server directory.
  • Directory traversal attack: To access restricted directories and run commands from outside the web root directory.
  • Pemindaian kerentanan: Gunakan alat otomatis untuk mengidentifikasi kerentanan yang dapat dieksploitasi di web.
  • Cache poisoning attack: A cache poisoning attack is a command that manipulates the web cache to rinse the original cache content for dangerous cache content.
  • HTTP response splitting: HTTP response breaker attacks exploit vulnerable applications by sending malicious data to be included in the HTTP response header.
  • Brute force attacks on services: Another way to get unauthorized access is with SSH, FTP, and related service brute force.
  • Cookie hijacking: Utilizing valid cookies and session IDs to gain unauthorized access to the system.
  • Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack: By intercepting communication between the server and the endpoint, outsiders can gain unauthorized access to the internal system.
  • Web server Log : Memeriksa log web menggunakan alat server terbaik seperti Webalizer, AWstats

Before engaging a security partner to conduct a web pentest, ask your IT team to conduct a thorough internal security review. A useful Pentest report can highlight the blind spots of your team’s security and provide a measure of the maturity of team safety to industry standards.

Just as cybersecurity is an ongoing process, pentest is not an activity that is carried out and carried out. When you get the second and third pentest reports, you will see many convincing improvements in your organization’s security posture, all of which strengthen your business image.