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ZAP 2.11.0

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ZAP 2.11.0 (also known as the OWASP 20th anniversary release) is available now. Major changes include: Alert Tags Alerts can now be tagged with arbitrary keys or key=value pairs - this can be done via the desktop GUI and the API. All of the active and passive scan rules have been updated to include tags for the OWASP Top 10 2021 and 2017.

Retesting alerts with OWASP ZAP

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An overview of the features of the Retest add-on for OWASP ZAP. This add-on allows you to retest for previously generated alerts.

ZAP FileUpload Add-on

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Overview File upload is becoming a more and more essential part of any application, where the user is able to upload their photo, their CV, or a video showcasing a project they are working on. The application should be able to fend off bogus and malicious files in a way to keep the application and the users safe.

Collecting Statistics for Open Source Projects

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This blog post will show you how you can collect and publish statistics on your open source projects using free resources and open source scripts, based on the setup we have for ZAP.

ZAP 2.10 Features

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Do you know what interesting bits were added to ZAP 2.10.0? Don't read release notes? This blog post is for you! Dark mode, Expand/Collapse top panes, Custom pages, Scriptable encode/decode/hash, Authentication polling, Auth header via ENV vars, Site tree control, and more.

ZAP Report Competition

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Help us add modern, useful and stylish reports to ZAP - the competition is now open until October 1st 2021.

1st Ever ZAPCon - Call For Papers

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Today we are calling for topics and speakers in the first-ever OWASP ZAP User Conference!

Sites Tree Modifiers

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The Sites Tree is a key component of ZAP, and one whose purpose is often misunderstood. This blog post will explain why the Sites Tree is so important, how you can change it now and how you will be able to change it in the next ZAP release.

ZAP Tags

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How to give some colours to ZAP's History tab. An introduction to passive scanning tags, its use cases, and the Neonmarker add-on.

ZAP is Ten Years Old

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On September 6th 2010 I posted this message to Bugtraq: Title - The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) version 1.0.0. From those very humble beginnings ZAP has now become what we believe is the world’s most frequently used web application scanner.

ZAP JWT Support Add-on

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With the popularity of JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) there comes the need to secure their use so that they are not misused because of bad configuration, older libraries, or buggy implementations. So the JWT Support add-on is used to find such vulnerabilities and this blog explains on how to use it.

Introducing the GraphQL Add-on for ZAP

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GraphQL Schemas can be very large and testing them can be a very time-consuming process. Currently, there is a lack of tools that allow developers to launch and automate attacks on these endpoints. The GraphQL add-on for ZAP intends to fill this gap. The add-on is still in an early stage, so the range of its functionality is limited.

ZAP 2.9 Highlights

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Do you know what interesting bits were added to ZAP 2.9.0? Don't read release notes? This blog post is for you! Session Management Scripts, Proxy Info Display, Proxy Port Reservation Failure Handling, Options Panel(s) Filter, Active Scan Filter, and more.

Dynamic Application Security Testing with ZAP and GitHub Actions

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ZAP full scan GitHub action provides free dynamic application security testing (DAST) of your web applications. DAST is also known as black-box testing, which allows ZAP to identify potential vulnerabilities in your web applications. We previously introduced the ZAP baseline scan GitHub action to passively identify potential alerts in a web application.

Customize Alert Details

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Did you know that you or your company/organization could customize the generic details of the alerts that ZAP raises? Alerts raised by ZAP contain a variety of information, some generic, some specific to the issue at hand. Specific details may include things such as URL, parameter, values, etc. While generic details include things like a description, solution, and links to related background material and resources.

Automate Security Testing with ZAP and GitHub Actions

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With the increasing number of web application security breaches, it is essential to keep your web application secure at all times. Furthermore having security integrated into your CI/CD pipeline (DevSecOps) will become a lifesaver if you are actively developing the application. To cater to this need ZAP provides a baseline scan feature to find common security faults in a web application without doing any active attacks.

Is ZAP the World’s most Popular Web Scanner?

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I’ve stated that ZAP is the world’s most popular free and open source web application scanner on stage at security conferences around the world for many years. No one has ever contradicted me so it must be true :) However I’ve started to wonder if ZAP is actually more popular than most if not all of the commercial scanners as well?


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Some vulnerabilities can only be found by sending payloads that cause a callback to the tester. One example is XXE vulnerabilities when the XML rendering result is not available to the user. ZAP can find these vulnerabilities that depend on SSRF detection but the target system needs to be able to reach the ZAP callback endpoint.

Dark Mode in the Weekly Release

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We release ZAP every week: https://www.zaproxy.org/download/#weekly We’re happy to announce that this week’s release includes the first steps towards an all new dark mode for the ZAP Desktop UI: It’s early days - not all screens use suitable colours, but it should be mostly usable. To enable it in the weekly release:

The ZAP Blog has Moved

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OK, OK, it's been a long time since the last ZAP blog post. But we certainly have not been idle - since that last blog post we've published 3 full ZAP releases, well over 100 weekly releases and a shiny new web site: https://zaproxy.org/

ZAP 2.5.0

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ZAP 2.5.0 is now available. This release contains a large number of enhancements and fixes which are detailed in the release notes. API changes There have been some API changes which are not backwards compatible, and the reason for the version change to 2.5. These are detailed in the release notes.

Alberto's GSoC 2014 Project for ZAP SOAP Scanner Add-On

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Hello everybody, my name is Alberto Verza, a 23 year student from Spain, and this summer I have participated in Google Summer of Code 2014. My project was the SOAP Scanner add-on for ZAP, in which I worked during all the Program. Let me explain you the features it includes.

ZAP 2.0.0 and the Google Summer of Code 2012 Projects

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We are getting close to releasing the next major version of ZAP. As there are so many changes we've decided to go to version 2.0.0 rather than 1.5, and some of the biggest changes have come about thanks to the Google Summer of Code (GSoC). This is the first year in which ZAP has taken part in the GSoC, and it has been a resounding success.

ZAP Weekly Releases

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I've been struggling with the question of ZAP releases. We've made loads of enhancements to ZAP recently, and I want them to be available to as wide an audience as possible. But I also want to make sure our ‘full’ releases remain as robust and stable as possible.