This function can be used to analyze a target web application and tell you
how many static and dynamic URLs it contains, and how many parameters each URL
takes. This can help you assess how much effort a penetration testing engagement
is likely to involve, and can help you decide where to focus your attention
during the test itself.
To access this feature, select one or more hosts or branches within the site
map, and choose "Analyze site map" within "Engagement tools" in the context
The Target Analyzer dialog contains the following tabs:
- Summary - This shows the total number of dynamic
URLs, static URLs, parameters, and unique parameter names. It also has
an option to save all of the analysis results in an HTML-formatted
- Dynamic URLs - This lists all of the URLs that
were observed to accept parameters. The preview pane shows the full
request and response for the selected item, and details of the request
- Static URLs - This lists all of the URLs that were
not observed to take parameters. The preview pane shows the full
request and response for the selected item.
- Parameters - This lists each uniquely named
parameter, and a count of the URLs in which it appears. Selecting a
parameter displays a list of those URLs, and selecting a URL displays
the full request and response for that URL.
The following points are worth noting about the target analyzer:
- The function
only analyzes the content already captured within the site map, so you should
ensure that you have fully mapped all of the application's
content and functionality before running it.
- URLs are classified as "static"
if they have not been observed to take any parameters in the URL or message body; however the responses
from these URLs may still be dynamically generated by the application.
Monday, January 16, 2017
This release adds various enhancements and fixes:
- There is a new command-line option to launch Burp with a specified user configuration file.
- A bug that was recently introduced that prevented license activation in headless mode has been fixed.
- The Content Discovery function now correctly handles applications that have wildcard behavior for file extensions (e.g. those that return a specific response for admin.xxx regardless of the file extension). This eliminates the only known false positives reported by the new Content Discovery engine.
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