ChopChop - ChopChop Is A CLI To Help Developers Scanning Endpoints And Identifying Exposition Of Sensitive Services/Files/Folders

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  • ChopChop is a command-line tool for dynamic application security testing on web applications, initially written by the Michelin CERT.
    Its goal is to scan several endpoints and identify exposition of services/files/folders through the webroot.
    Checks/Signatures are declared in a config file (by default: chopchop.yml), fully configurable, and especially by developers.

    "Chop chop" is a phrase rooted in Cantonese. "Chop chop" means "hurry" and suggests that something should be done now and without delay.

    We tried to make the build process painless and hopefully, it should be as easy as:

    $ go mod download  
    $ go build .

    There should be a resulting gochopchop binary in the folder.
    Using Docker
    Thanks to Github Container Registry, we are able to provide you some freshly-build Docker images!

    docker run scan -v debug  

    But if you prefer, you can also build it locally, see below:
    Build locally

    docker build -t gochopchop .

    We are continuously trying to make goChopChop as easy as possible. Scanning a host with this utility is as simple as :

    $ ./gochopchop scan

    Using Docker

    docker run gochopchop scan

    Custom configuration file

    docker run -v ./:/app chopchop scan -c /app/chopchop.yml

    What's next
    The Golang rewrite took place a couple of months ago but there's so much to do, still. Here are some features we are planning to integrate :

    Threading for better performance
    Ability to specify the number of concurrent threads

    Colors and better formatting

    Ability to filter checks/signatures to search for

    Mock and unit tests

    Github CI

    And much more!
    To quickly end-to-end test chopchop, we provided a web-server in tests/server.go.
    To try it, please run go run tests/server.go then run chopchop with the following command ./gochopchop scan http://localhost:8000 --verbosity Debug.
    ChopChop should print "no vulnerabilities found".
    There are also unit test that you can launch with go test -v ./....
    These tests are integrated in the github CI workflow.
    Available flags
    You can find the available flags available for the scan command 😐 Flag | Full flag | Description |
    | --- | --- | --- |
    | -h | --help | Help wizard |
    | -v | --verbosity | Verbose level of logging |
    | -c | --signature | Path of custom signature file |
    | -k | --insecure | Disable SSL Verification |
    | -u | --url-file | Path to a specified file containing urls to test |
    | -b | --max-severity | Block the CI pipeline if severity is over or equal specified flag |
    | -e | --export | Export type of the output (csv and/or json) |
    | | --export-filename | Specify the filename for the export file(s) |
    | -t | --timeout | Timeout for the HTTP requests |
    | | --severity-filter | Filter Plugins by severity |
    | | --plugin-filter | Filter Plugins by name of plugin |
    | | --threads | Number of concurrent threads |
    Advanced usage
    Here is a list of advanced usage that you might be interested in.
    Note: Redirectors like > for post processing can be used.

    • Ability to scan and disable SSL verification
    $ ./gochopchop scan --insecure
    • Ability to scan with a custom configuration file (including custom plugins)
    $ ./gochopchop scan --insecure --signature test_config.yml
    • Ability to list all the plugins or by severity : plugins or plugins --severity High
    $ ./gochopchop plugins --severity High
    • Ability to specify number of concurrent threads : --threads 4 for 4 workers
    $ ./gochopchop plugins --threads 4
    • Ability to block the CI pipeline by severity level (equal or over specified severity) : --max-severity Medium
    $ ./gochopchop scan --max-severity Medium
    • Ability to specify specific signatures to be checked
    ./gochopchop scan --timeout 1 --verbosity --export=csv,json --export-filename boo --plugin-filters=Git,Zimbra,Jenkins
    • Ability to list all the plugins
    $ ./gochopchop plugins
    • List High severity plugins
    $ ./gochopchop plugins --severity High
    • Set a list or URLs located in a file
    $ ./gochopchop scan --url-file url_file.txt
    • Export GoChopChop results in CSV and JSON format
    $ ./gochopchop scan  --export=csv,json --export-filename results

    Creating a new check
    Writing a new check is as simple as :

    - endpoint: "/.git/config"  
    - name: Git exposed  
    - "[branch"  
    remediation: Do not deploy .git folder on production servers  
    description: Verifies that the GIT repository is accessible from the site  
    severity: "High"

    An endpoint (eg. /.git/config) is mapped to multiple checks which avoids sending X requests for X checks. Multiple checks can be done through a single HTTP request.
    Each check needs those fields:| Attribute | Type | Description | Optional ? | Example |
    | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
    | name | string | Name of the check | No | Git exposed |
    | description | string | A small description for the check | No | Ensure .git repository is not accessible from the webroot |
    | remediation | string | Give a remediation for this specific "issue" | No | Do not deploy .git folder on production servers |
    | severity | Enum("High", "Medium", "Low", "Informational") | Rate the criticity if it triggers in your environment | No | High |
    | status_code | integer | The HTTP status code that should be returned | Yes | 200 |
    | headers | List of string | List of headers there should be in the HTTP response | Yes | N/A |
    | no_headers | List of string | List of headers there should NOT be in the HTTP response | Yes | N/A |
    | match | List of string | List the strings there should be in the HTTP response | Yes | "[branch" |
    | no_match | List of string | List the strings there should NOT be in the HTTP response | Yes | N/A |
    | query_string | GET parameters that have to be passed to the endpoint | String | Yes | query_string: "id=FOO-chopchoptest" |
    External Libraries

    Library Name Link License
    Viper MIT License
    Go-pretty MIT License
    Cobra Apache License 2.0
    strfmt Apache License 2.0
    Go-homedir MIT License
    pkg-errors BSD 2 (Simplified License)
    Go-runewidth MIT License

    Please, refer to the third-party.txt file for further information.

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