APPS- 6 Common Web Vulnerabilities

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What is APPS- 6 Common Web Vulnerabilities Control?

To identify common web vulnerabilities on your organization’s website, the use of a scanning tool is a helpful idea. Web application vulnerabilities involve a system flaw or weakness in a web-based application. Addressing the scanning findings can help with the security of your website.

Available tools in the marketplace

The following listing is “crowdsourced” from our customer base or from external research. TrustCloud does not personally recommend any of the tools below, as we haven’t used them.

Vulnerability Scanning Tools
Vercode
Qualys
Rapid7
Zap

Available templates

TrustCloud has a curated list of templates, internally or externally sourced, to help you get started. Click on the link for a downloadable version.

  • N/A: No template recommendation is made for this control

Control implementation

To implement this control,

  1. Install a vulnerability monitoring tool for third-party dependencies.
    1. The tool must be configured to run continuously or on a frequent schedule (the schedule is up to each organization to determine).
    2. The tool must be configured to send a notification or alert when issues are found.
  2. Implement a formal and repeatable way to resolve any issues identified. The issues must be resolved promptly (timeliness is up to each organization to define).

What evidence do auditors look for?

Most auditors, at a minimum, are looking for the below-suggested action.

  1. Provide screenshots of the configuration settings of the tool showing that it is checking for dependencies.
  2. Provide a remediation ticket or document related to the issues found and the action steps taken to remediate the issue.

Evidence example

For the suggested action, an example is provided below:

  1. Provide screenshots of the tool’s settings screen(s), showing that it is configured to continuously or frequently analyze your code.
    The following screenshot shows an example of a tool.
    APPS 6 Common Web Vulnerabilities 01
  2. Provide a remediation ticket or document outlining issues found through the tool that shows that actions were taken to remediate the issue.
    The following screenshot shows an example of remediation configuration (This can include more detailed evidence of remediation)
    APPS 6 Common Web Vulnerabilities 02

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