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Burp Suite – an overview

• Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing


security testing of web applications.
• Burp Suite Free Edition
‒ contains everything you need to carry out manual security testing of
web applications
‒ Burp Intruder - Time-throttled demo, No Burp Scanner, Save and
resume

• Burp Suite Professional


‒ contains numerous powerful features to make your work faster and
more effective, letting you find more vulnerabilities in a shorter time

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Burp Suite components
• Proxy
‒ intercept, inspect and modify traffic between browser and web
application/server.

• Intruder
‒ customized attacks to exploit unusual vulnerability

• Repeater
‒ manipulate and resend individual requests

• Sequencer
‒ test the randomness of session tokens

• Spider
‒ application-aware, crawl content and functionality

• Scanner
‒ automatic scan and detection of vulnerabilities

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Running an automated live Burp scan
• Launch Burp Suite and configure Burp Proxy
‒ Ensure that “loopback only” is unchecked if browser is not on the
machine where Burp is running

• Define target scope as required


• Turn off interception if you don't want Burp to
intercept and stop at every request
• Configure scanner to perform passive scans
‒ Allow scanner to perform active scans (if possible)

• Configure network proxy settings on the browser to


route traffic through the Burp Proxy
• Connect to the web application, navigate through its
pages and perform different tasks/operations

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Configuring and starting a Burp scan
Browser's Proxy Settings→ Specify
Burp Proxy's IP and Port

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Burp Suite > Proxy > Options > Proxy
Listeners > Specify a listener

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Burp Suite > Proxy > Intercept >
Toggle Interception

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Burp Suite > Alert > Proxy service
start notification

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Burp Suite > Scanner > Live Scanning
> Enable Active and Passive Scanning

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Burp Suite > Scanner > Options >
Active Scanning Areas

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Burp Suite > Scanner > Options >
Passive Scanning Areas

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Burp Suite > Scanner > Options >
Exclude parameters from tests

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Burp Suite > Scope > Target Scope

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For more information, please visit http://www.portswigger.net/burp/

Thank you.

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This document could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are
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