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Web Application Security Testing

RedOracle’s Web Application Testing is an Internet security audit, performed by experienced security professionals.

A key feature of the service, and one which cannot be covered by relying solely on automated testing, is application testing.

The service is designed to rigorously push the defenses of Internet networks and applications.


It is suitable for commissioning, third party assurance, post-attack analysis, audit and regulatory purposes where independence and quality of service are important requirements.

A final written report provides an analysis of any security or service problems discovered together with proposed solutions, links to detailed advisories and recommendations for improving the security of the service under test.

RedOracle Web Application Testing covers:


  • Configuration errors
  • Application loopholes in server code or scripts
  • Advice on data that could have been exposed due to past errors
  • Testing for known vulnerabilities
  • Reducing the risk and enticement to attack
  • Advice on fixes and future security plans


Typical issues discovered in an application test include:


Back doors and debug options Cross-site scripting
Broken ACLs/Weak passwords Weak session management
Buffer overflows Forceful browsing
CGI-BIN manipulation Form/hidden field manipulation
SQL injection Insecure use of cryptography
Cookie poisoning Risk reduction to zero day exploits
Command injection Server misconfigurations
Well-known platform vulnerabilities Errors triggering sensitive information leak

The duration of a test depends on the size and complexity of a site, but can start from 6 days (approx four days testing, two writing up).

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