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Viewing scan results

  • Last updated: March 17, 2023

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This section explains how to view the results of your scans in Burp Suite Professional.

You can view scan results from the Dashboard:

  • Each new scan or live task is added to the Tasks panel. The panel contains summary information for each task. To view detailed information on a task, including a list of items audited by Burp Scanner, click View details.

  • To see a list of issues that have been found by Burp Scanner, view the Issue activity panel.

For a scan, you can view the following details in the Tasks panel:

  • A task number. This is used to identify the task in the issue activity and event log.

  • A header that describes the task type and domain of the start URL. Double-click the header to rename it.

  • The name of the scan configuration.

  • Whether the scan uses authentication.

  • A progress bar and the maximum time remaining for the scan.

  • Task metrics. The metrics vary depending on whether the task is a crawl, an audit, or both, but could include:

    • The number of issues reported. These are color coded to indicate different severity levels.
    • The number of requests made.
    • The number of errors.
    • The number of locations crawled.

For a scan that is configured by a live task, you can view the following details in the Tasks panel:

  • A task number. This is used to identify the task in the issue activity and event log.

  • A header that describes the task type and scope. Double-click the header to rename it.

  • A Capturing toggle. This is used to start and stop capturing traffic.

  • Task metrics. The metrics vary with the task type, but could include:

    • The number of items added to the site map.
    • The number of responses processed.
    • The number of requests made.
    • The number of errors.

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