Interpreting Scan Results

How to get the most out of the Crashtest Security Scan Results

Our software provides three views to give you the most relevant information on your projects.



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This is the landing page when you log in to the application. It is also called the dashboard, as it gives you the most relevant information on a high level for all your projects.

At the top, the screen shows the number of findings by the criticality of the latest security scan.
We rate our findings according to the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) version 3. More information on the scoring system can be found here.

Below, you see a list of your projects, including the type of scan, as well as the last scan time.

The status dot at the left side of the row indicates the current state of the scan. When you hover the mouse over the dot, you see the current status.

If you want to add more projects, click the yellow "+"-button on the bottom right of the project list.

On the bottom of the page, you see the details of the last scan you ran, with the project name on the top. This gives you direct access to the most current vulnerabilities for quick fixing. The findings are sorted by criticality, with the most critical finding at the top. 

You can see more details per project when you click on a project row. 


Project Overview

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Our software provides an overview of the history of scans per project - and ideally the increased security (meaning fewer vulnerabilities) - over time.

On the top, you can see a visual representation of the past scans. The bars show the number of findings per scan and the number and date of the scan. In addition, the findings are grouped by severity as indicated by the color scheme directly below the graph. You can click on the respective bar to jump to the specific scan view.

In the top right, you see the buttons for the general project actions and settings: 

  • "Start Scan": Starts a scan manually
  • "Preferences": Lets you change the project settings.
    These are described in a continuous security testing setup.
  • "Delete": This will delete the project.
    Attention: This will also delete the scan history. Make sure you downloaded all documents you will need in the future.

Below the graph, you see a list of all scans, including the status, the type of scan, and the last scan time.

By clicking on a scan row or the respective bar in the graph, you will get to the overview over one scan. 


Scan Details

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The scan details page gives you an overview of the specific scan results.
After a scan has been started, you can see the findings appear in the findings list in real-time.

The top left box gives general information, such as the scanned URL, the type of scan, when it started, how the scan was started, and the duration. For more information on the individual items, you can hover the mouse over them.

The options for the scan start include "Manual," "Scheduler," or "Webhook." For more information on the settings for the scan start, please see the continuous security testing setup.
This box also gives you the option to go quickly to a different scan number for the same project with the buttons at the bottom - or you can enter a specific scan number in the text field.

The top middlebox is a pie chart to represent the number of findings grouped by severity visually.

The top right box shows the maximum CVSS severity.

The top right corner shows the different options for downloading the report for this specific scan: either in .pdf format or machine-readable J-Unit format.  

The bottom box has three tabs. Every tab has a notification bubble that shows the total amount of information displayed in the tab.

  • Findings: This shows all findings of the current scan
  • Scanner Status: Shows all scanners and how they performed
  • Scanned URLs: This shows all URLs that were scanned for vulnerabilities



The finding details are shown in the screenshot above.

It shows the title of the vulnerability scanner, the detailed information of the vulnerability we found, and the criticality from left to right.
The standard sort is by severity, but you can change that by clicking on the respective column header - for example, if you would like to find all SQL Injection vulnerabilities next to each other.

You can also filter for the scanner title or a specific description content (i.e., "certificate" for SSL certificate vulnerabilities).

To get further information about a vulnerability, click on its name. This opens an overlay with an additional description. Then, to get advice on remediation of the vulnerability, click on the provided link “How to fix this issue?”. This will lead you to our knowledge base with a detailed explanation of the issue and how to fix it.

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Scanner Status

Here, you can see the individual scanner status for this scan and any detailed information if the scanner was not run. In addition, the screenshot shows how all scanners were correctly executed.

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Scanned URLs

This tab shows you which pages were detected during crawling and chosen for an additional security scan. We scan all pages where we detect interactive elements such as a GET parameter in the URL or a form sent via a POST request. For every page, an icon shows whether there was at least one vulnerability detected on that page.

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The next step on your journey to agile security testing is to set up the invasive testing mode. This allows you to test for a wider range of security vulnerabilities.

Alternatively, you can configure the continuous testing settings. So please sit back, relax, and let our automation do all the work.

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