SecuBat: A Web Vulnerability Scanner

About SecuBat

As the popularity of the web increases and web applications become tools of everyday use, the role of web security has been gaining importance as well. The last years have shown a significant increase in the number of web-based attacks. For example, there has been extensive press coverage of recent security incidences involving the loss of sensitive credit card information belonging to millions of customers.

Typical web application security vulnerabilities result from generic input validation problems. Examples of such vulnerabilities are SQL injection and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). Although the majority of web vulnerabilities are easy to understand and to avoid, many web developers are, unfortunately, not security-aware. As a result, there exist many web sites on the web that are vulnerable.

SecuBat is a generic and modular web vulnerability scanner that, similar to a port scanner, automatically analyzes web sites with the aim of finding exploitable SQL injection and XSS vulnerabilities.


A proof-of-concept prototype has been released.

Documentation / Publications

Stefan Kals, Engin Kirda, Christopher Kruegel, and Nenad Jovanovic, SecuBat: A Web Vulnerability Scanner, The 15th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2006), Edinburgh, Scotland, May 2006


Here is a public version of the prototype.


SecuBat is developed by Stefan Kals.

Last Modified: Thu Jan 28 02:01:36 CET 2010

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