Vulnerability Scanning of Node.js Applications

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SurveyJS - Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App
With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.
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  • ZAP

    The ZAP core project

  • Dynamic analysis involves testing your application while it's running. Tools like OWASP ZAP and Burp Suite can help identify vulnerabilities like SQL injection or Cross-Site Scripting by sending malicious requests to your application and analyzing the responses.

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

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  • cli

    Snyk CLI scans and monitors your projects for security vulnerabilities. (by snyk)

  • Keeping your dependencies up-to-date is crucial. Tools like npm audit and third-party services like Snyk and WhiteSource (Whitesource is now Mend.io) can scan your project's dependencies and alert you to any known vulnerabilities. Regularly reviewing and updating dependencies can significantly reduce the attack surface.

  • helmet

    Help secure Express apps with various HTTP headers

  • Utilize security headers and middleware to add another layer of security to your Node.js application. Tools like Helmet.js can help you set secure HTTP headers, while middleware can assist in filtering and sanitizing user inputs.

  • ESLint

    Find and fix problems in your JavaScript code.

  • Static code analysis tool like ESLint can identify potential security issues in your codebase. These tool analyze your code for patterns that are indicative of vulnerabilities, such as improper input validation or insecure coding practices.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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