NIST SP 800-53 Compliance Report
Invicti reports issues in a target web application that infringes the information security standard established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53 (NIST SP 800-53).
- NIST SP 800-53 develops information security standards and guidelines for federal information systems and organizations. Anyone that does business with the US federal agencies is also required to follow this guideline.
- It is recommended for enterprises to adhere to the NIST’s standard to manage information security. Nevertheless, NIST SP 800-53 does not cover the country’s national security.
- The aim of the NIST SP 800-53 is to protect organizational operations and assets, individuals, and other organizations from hostile attacks, natural disasters, and human errors.
Click to view a sample NIST SP 800-53 Report.
For further information, see Overview of Reports, Report Templates, and Built-In Reports.
This topic explains how to generate NIST SP 800-53 Report.
NIST SP 800-53 Compliance Report sections
There are five sections in the NIST SP-800 53 Compliance Report:
- Scan Metadata
- Vulnerability Summary
- Vulnerability Names and Details
- Show Scan Details
Each is explained below.
This section provides details on the following items:
- Scan Target
- Scan Time
- Scan Duration
- Total Requests
- Average Speed
- Risk Level
For further information, see Progress, and Scan Duration and Speed.
This provides a numerical and graphical overview of:
- Numbers The numbers of issues detected at various Vulnerability Severity Levels
- Identified Vulnerabilities The total number of detected vulnerabilities
- Confirmed Vulnerabilities The total number of vulnerabilities that Invicti verified by taking extra steps such as extracting some data from the target
Vulnerability names and details
This section describes all identified issues and vulnerabilities, along with their Impact and Proof of Exploit. It also explains what Actions to Take and a Remedy for each one, including External References for more information.
This table lists and explains the headings in the Vulnerability Names and Details section.
|Name||This is the name of the identified issue.|
|Proof of Exploit||This is a piece of evidence supplied to prove that the vulnerability exists, showing information that is extracted from the target using the vulnerability.
For further information, see Benefits of Proof-Based Scanning™ Technology.
|Vulnerability Details||This displays further details about the vulnerability.|
|Certainty Value||This indicates how much Invicti is sure about the identified issue.|
|Impact||This shows the effect of the issue or vulnerability on the Target URL.|
|Required Skills for Successful Exploitation||This gives details on how malicious hackers could exploit this issue.|
|Actions to Take||These are the immediate steps you can take to decrease the impact or prevent exploitation.
|Remedy||This offers further steps to resolve the identified issue.|
|External references||This provides links to other websites where you can find more information.|
|Classification||NIST SP 800-53: This provides further information about this vulnerability according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53 (NIST SP 800-53).
CVSS 3.0: This shows the severity score of vulnerability based on the 3.0 edition of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System.
CVSS 3.1: This shows the severity score of vulnerability based on the 3.1 edition of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System.
|Remedy References||This provides further information on the solution for identified issues.|
|Proof of Concept Notes||These notes demonstrate in principle how a system may be compromised.
|Request||This is the whole HTTP request that Invicti sent in order to detect the issue.|
|Response||This is the reply from the system against the payload.|
Show/Hide scan details
This section provides some profile and policy settings that Invicti uses to adjust its scanning to achieve a better scan coverage. For example, it lists all enabled security checks.
It provides information on your preference in selecting this scan so that developers have more details on how the scan was run.
For further information, see Security Checks.
How to generate a NIST SP 800-53 Compliance Report in Invicti Enterprise
- Log in to Invicti Enterprise.
- From the main menu, select Scans > Recent Scans.
- Next to the relevant scan, select Report.
- On the Scan Summary page, select Export.
- From the Report drop-down, select NIST SP 800-53 Compliance.
- From the Format drop-down, select an option.
- If required, select one of the following to configure your report:
- Exclude Addressed Issues excludes those issues on which you’ve already taken action. (All Information level findings are marked as Accepted Risk automatically by default. To change this behavior, see Do not mark Information issues as accepted risks in General Settings).
- Exclude History of Issues excludes the issue history from the report. If unselected, only the last 10 history items appear in the report. For further information, see Viewing Issues in Invicti Enterprise.
- Only Confirmed Issues includes only those issues that are confirmed.
- Only Unconfirmed Issues includes only those issues that are unconfirmed.
- Select Export.
How to Generate a NIST SP 800-53 Compliance Report in Invicti Standard
- Open Invicti Standard.
- From the ribbon, select the File tab. Local Scans are displayed. Double-click the relevant scan to display its results.
- From the Reporting tab, select NIST SP 800-53 Compliance Report. The Save Report As dialog box is displayed.
- Select a save location, then Save.
- The Export Report dialog is also displayed at this point, with the Path field already populated from the previous dialog.
- From the Export Report dialog, you can decide on:
- Policy: Select the default report policy or customized report policy (see Custom Report Policies).
- Format: Select HTML and/or PDF format.
- Vulnerability Options (select one or all):
- Export Confirmed: When selected, the report will include confirmed vulnerabilities.
- Export Unconfirmed: When selected, the report will also include unconfirmed vulnerabilities.
- Export All Variations: Variations mean that if Invicti identified some passive or Information level issues in more than one page, it does not show all these variations. However, users can change this by enabling or disabling this option.
- Header and Footer:
- Enter relevant information that will appear in the header and footer section of the report.
- Open Generated Report: When selected, your report(s) will be shown when you select Save.
- Select Save.
The HTML Report format is interactive thanks to the Severity Filter. For example, if you prefer not to see Best Practice or Information details, you can deselect them. When you click on the plus sign under Vulnerabilities, you can access more information on the issue. Also, you can Hide or Show Remediation.