OWASP ZAP w2018-07-02 released: pentesting tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications

The OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications. It is designed to be used by people with a wide range of security experience and as such is ideal for developers and functional testers who are new to penetration testing as well as being a useful addition to an experienced pen testers toolbox.

ZAP provides automated scanners as well as a set of tools that allow you to find security vulnerabilities manually.

Some of ZAP’s features:

  • Open source
  • Cross-platform
  • Easy to install (just requires java 1.7)
  • Completely free (no paid for ‘Pro’ version)
  • Ease of use a priority
  • Comprehensive help pages
  • Fully internationalized
  • Translated into a dozen languages
  • Community-based, with involvement, actively encouraged
  • Under active development by an international team of volunteers

Some of ZAP’s functionality:

OWASP ZAP 2.7 has been released.

This is a bug fix and enhancement release, which requires a minimum of Java 8.

Some of the more significant enhancements include:

  • Browser launch included by default – this allows you to launch browsers from ZAP that are preconfigured to proxy through ZAP and ignore the certificate warnings due to the ZAP root certificate.
  • Allow ZAP to listen on multiple addresses/ports
  • Support Server Name Indication
  • Updated NTLM engine implementation – this fixes the cases where the domain is being validated and improves interoperability with other (server) NTLM implementations
  • Lots of new API endpoints – see below for details
  • More


OWASP ZAP Tutorial

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Anastasis Vasileiadis

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