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Thursday, September 11, 2014

VEGA SCANNER : Powerful Open Source Web Application Vulnerability Scanner

1.   Vega is one free and open source scanner and testing platform to test the security of web applications by Subgraph, an open source security software company. Vega can help find and validate SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), inadvertently disclosed sensitive information, and other vulnerabilities. It is written in Java, GUI based, and runs on Linux, OS X, and Windows.Vega includes an automated scanner for quick tests and an intercepting proxy for tactical inspection. The Vega scanner finds XSS (cross-site scripting), SQL injection, and other vulnerabilities. 

Main Features:

    Automated Crawler and Vulnerability Scanner
    Consistent UI
    Website Crawler
    Intercepting Proxy
    Content Analysis
    Customizable alerts
    Database and Shared Data Model

2.   So to launch Vega in Kali Linux...go to Web Applications then to Web Vulnerability Scanners and select Vega

 Vega will flash an introduction banner and display a GUI

Vega has Scanner and Proxy tabs as u play with the interface as seen below. To use Vega as a Scanner,click on the Scanner tab , click on Scan on the top-left corner and select to start new scan
 You will see an input field asking for the target. The screen shot tested below is targeting Choose target and click on Next:

3.   It takes time to scan but gives pretty exhaustive results and presents a summary too.


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