W3af Open Source App Vulnerability Testing Hits 1.0
May 30, 2011, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
"The open source w3af project released a 1.0 stable version this
week after five release candidates and months of development. W3af
enables developers and security researchers to audit, discover and
test Web applications for vulnerabilities.
"One of the key features in w3af 1.0 is the infusion of Web
application payloads. Riancho explained that the payloads are post
exploitation "scripts" that allow the security researcher to keep
elevating privileges on the remote system."