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Author Topic: Any recommendations for a simple site vulnerability validation tool  (Read 306 times)

John_Betong

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I’m a great believer in free site validation tools (listed below) such as w3.org have for testing  html and css... are there similar free tools that check if a site has security vulnerabilities?

HTML validation
https://validator.w3.org/

CSS validation
https://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

Webpage  Speed Test
https://tools.pingdom.com/

I would like to be able to add my site and have a list of vulnerabilities preferably with solution links.
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Hi there John,

here is a list of some of the Web Developer - extension/addon tools...


I have no recommendations to make, good or bad.  :o
All I can suggest is 'suck it and see'8)

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There would probably be too many variables for an off-the-shelve vulnerability scanner I’m not sure if any IDE’s have that capability either...

Is this for your own code or for a more general use?
« Last Edit: 21 Feb 2021, 07:04:22 am by GrumpyYoungMan »
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Hi there John,

here is a list of some of the Web Developer - extension/addon tools...
I have no recommendations to make, good or bad.  :o
All I can suggest is 'suck it and see'8)

Hi @coothead,

Many thanks for the prompt reply. I tried the supplied links but none gave the information i required :(

I've found the site below which does what I want and now got a list of recommendations.

https://observatory.mozilla.org/

I tried your site and it got the following results:
Score:35/100
Tests Passed:6/11

The problem now is to see which vulnerabilities are critical and which ones I can ignore.
« Last Edit: 21 Feb 2021, 11:16:29 pm by John_Betong »
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Quote from: John_Betong
I tried your site and it got the following results:
Score:35/100
Tests Passed:6/11

Well, that is all very interesting.

The site informs me that I am in desperate need of
frame-ancestors to avoid the devil knows what.  :o

Unfortunately, it does not inform me on how to
install the magic cure.

Is this an htaccess issue?

Perhaps, you could take me by the hand and guide
me to safety?


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« Last Edit: 22 Feb 2021, 05:40:10 am by coothead »
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Hi there John,

I've added this...
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Header set Referrer-Policy "same-origin"

Header set Content-Security-Policy: "frame-ancestors 'self'"

Header set X-FRAME-OPTIONS "deny"

Header set X-Content-Type-Options "nosniff"

Header set Content-Security-Policy "default-src 'self';

...to my .htaccess file and it now gives the following results:

Score:60/100
Tests Passed:7/11

Is that good or do I need to go poke around some more?

I noticed that this forum has this result:

Score:10/100
Tests Passed:7/11


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« Last Edit: 22 Feb 2021, 08:46:04 am by coothead »
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Like yourself I have no idea what frame-ancestors involves.

I had a similar warning and after extensive Googling managed to install a missing module  file which helped but still needed .htaccess modifications.

May I suggest copying the complete warning and hope that @benanamen can offer assistance. I believe he is the resident security guru :)
« Last Edit: 22 Feb 2021, 09:56:48 am by John_Betong »
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Hi there John,

after my .htaccess update my site can no longer be iframed,
which, if my understanding is correct, means it should now
not be vulnerable to 'clickjacking ', whatever that may mean.  :o

I presume that it was ...
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Header set X-FRAME-OPTIONS "deny"

...that now makes my site emulate Google's  search page.  :)

What the others do, in his infinite wisdom,  God only knows;D

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Hi @coothead,

I’m delighted that after lots of trial and error, the following .htaccess additions achieve an excellent result. The web-page no longer displays external images!

Header set Content-Security-Policy "default-src 'self'; script-src 'self';" 

Header set Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=63072000

Header set X-FRAME-OPTIONS "deny"

Header set X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff


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« Last Edit: 23 Feb 2021, 10:53:03 am by John_Betong »
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Hi there John,

the best that  I can  achieve is:

B+
Score:80/100
Tests Passed:10/11

I could get an A+, but I would have to remove this page...

The Complete Google Font Collection

...because of this...

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   var requestURL = 'https://www.googleapis.com/webfonts/v1/webfonts?';
   var request = new XMLHttpRequest();
       request.open( 'GET', requestURL,true );
       request.send();

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@coothead,

You done well to get B+ 10/11.

I’ve had a brief unsuccessful search to see if external images and files could be included with an override.

Any other users have suggestions?


Edit:
Perhaps use a less severe .htaccess file for the web page that reduces your score?
« Last Edit: 28 Feb 2021, 01:56:29 pm by John_Betong »
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Hi there John,



The problem was with this...
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   var requestURL = 'https://www.googleapis.com/webfonts/v1/webfonts?';

...where I had omitted the app key that went after the ?. :(

According to the WC3. it must match the url in it's  entirety.

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connect-src https://www.googleapis.com/webfonts/v1/webfonts?key=AIzaSyCs464p5-UvUraP30-1kZD3JCfnq8DIDzc

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« Last Edit: 28 Feb 2021, 02:58:05 pm by coothead »
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