Django Penetration Testing

We like to use Django ourselves and know the vulnerabilities. After a Django Pentest you'll get a comprehensive report with all security vulnerabilities and remediation steps!

With our comprehensive Django penetration testing services, we identify and mitigate security flaws, safeguarding your applications from potential cyber-attacks. Our expert team employs advanced techniques to thoroughly assess all aspects of your Django framework, ensuring your infrastructure remains secure and resilient. Trust us to deliver precise and actionable insights to bolster your application's defense mechanisms.

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Why should you perform a Django pentest?

Django is a popular web framework written in Python. With the boom in LLM/AI, the language and thus the framework have gained in popularity. As an attacker, you can strongly assume that interesting data will be found in a system based on Django. Django is already well hardened in itself - if you stick to best practice. And this is where reality meets theory - the framework is often used by inexperienced developers. The result is security gaps and incorrect settings of various kinds. That's why it is always worth testing against a Python system.

How much does a Django Pentest cost?

Django can be used to build both simple and highly complex systems. The price depends primarily on the complexity of your installation. A simple system can easily be tested with a budget of 1,500 to 2,500 USD. However, Django often also includes the Django Rest Framework - a toolkit that allows developers to quickly program APIs. All routes must also be tested here. The price can quickly rise to between 5,000 and 15,000 USD. We generally take a look at each system in advance and provide a quote - just ask us!

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"I love Django and especially the Django Rest Framework - there is so much you can mess up!"

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What security vulnerabilities do we find during a Django penetration test?

As with any web application, Django web applications can also be affected by various security vulnerabilities. The classic example is DEBUG=True in the settings of the production environment. This setting allows the attacker to capture the entire attack surface in a short time. In addition, special HTTP requests can be used to output access data to connected services or databases. Classic problems are usually XSS and CSRF.

If Django REST is used, things usually get particularly exciting. When developing REST APIs, you have to pay particular attention to good rights management. We check whether the respective user is really allowed to access certain resources. If this is not the case, the consequences can be dramatic. A user or even a guest can steal or change user data. Similar to other frameworks, Django also allows the use of "raw queries". SQL injections can be seen here again and again. Problems in the area of RCE/deserialization are also not uncommon, even if they are quite rare.

Welche Sicherheitslücken finden wir während eines Django-Penetrationstests?

Penetration testing of Django Rest Framework applications

As mentioned at the beginning, you often see the Django Rest Framework in the context of Django. This allows developers to build complex API applications relatively quickly. These can be tested quite efficiently, as it is very easy to export the API as Swagger JSON, for example (see drf-spectacular). This in turn allows us to test the majority of API endpoints automatically. We have our own software for this.

As the image also shows, Django's debug mode is also extremely helpful. It allows you to dispense with fuzzing actions in order to find "hidden" or "forgotten" endpoints. This saves time and increases the effectiveness of the Django penetration test.

Penetrationstests von Django Rest Framework Anwendungen

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