WSSAT is an open source web service security scanning tool which provides a dynamic environment to add, update or delete vulnerabilities by just editing its configuration files. This tool accepts WSDL address list as input file and for each service, it performs both static and dynamic tests against the security vulnerabilities. It also makes information disclosure controls. With this tool, all web services could be analysed at once and the overall security assessment could be seen by the organization.

Objectives of WSSAT

  1. Perform their web services security analysis at once
  2. See overall security assessment with reports
  3. Harden their web services

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WSSAT Installation

Development Environment

Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition 2017 (


Windows OS (7 or later)
.Net Framework 4.7 (


Step 1: Download the WSSAT folder and copy/extract it to your Windows computer
Step 2: Go to WSSAT WSSAT\WSSAT\bin\Debug folder (Read/Write permission is required to generate report, log etc.)
Step 3: Double click WSSAT.exe

WSSAT’s Main Capabilities Include

Dynamic Testing:

  1. Insecure Communication – SSL Not Used
  2. Unauthenticated Service Method
  3. Error Based SQL Injection
  4. Cross Site Scripting
  5. XML Bomb
  6. External Entity Attack – XXE
  7. XPATH Injection
  8. HTTP OPTIONS Method
  9. Cross Site Tracing (XST)
  10. Missing X-XSS-Protection Header
  11. Verbose SOAP Fault Message

Static Analysis:

  1. Weak XML Schema: Unbounded Occurrences
  2. Weak XML Schema: Undefined Namespace
  3. Weak WS-SecurityPolicy: Insecure Transport
  4. Weak WS-SecurityPolicy: Insufficient Supporting Token Protection
  5. Weak WS-SecurityPolicy: Tokens Not Protected

Information Leakage:

  1. Server or technology information disclosure

WSSAT’s Main Modules

  1. Parser
  2. Vulnerabilities Loader
  3. Analyzer/Attacker
  4. Logger
  5. Report Generator