Changelog

The StackHawk Changelog

Tracking updates to the StackHawk platform and HawkScan.

Current HawkScan Version: 0.9.0

February 26, 2021

StackHawk Platform
Added
New Integrations

Find documentation on the StackHawk Spinnaker, Buildkite and Bitbucket Pipeline Integrations from the Integrations tab.

Improvement
Application Creation

Application creation experience includes a step-by-step wizard to guide users through scanning their first app.

Usability and Display Improvements

Improvements across the app to increase usability and display of technology flags checkboxes and the Scans and Findings tables.

Accessibility Improvements

Keyboard control improvements made to the multi-select components in the web app, as well as improved control of the left hand Welcome panel.

Fixed
Finding Details Sorting

Finding Details on the Print Scan page are sorted by severity.

Finding Details Display

Resolved an issue where the Finding Details page would get confused when switching between GraphQL and REST scans.

February 15, 2021

HawkScan (0.9.0)
Added
app.autoPolicy flag for API scans

When scanning a web API like OpenAPI or GraphQL you can use the `app.autoPolicy` flag to load an optimized policy for the API type. This can help increase scan speed and reduce false positives when scanning web endpoints that do not serve HTML/Javascript. app.autoPolicy

Improvement
Realtime streaming of scan findings to the platform

As security findings are found during a scan they will be sent to platform for imediate viewing.

GraphQL Spider query improvement

The GraphQL spider process will generate queries to retrieve nested object fields that may contain data leaks... we see you.

Fixed
Obscure error when using includePaths

Addressed an issue using includePaths that causes the spider to fail resulting in an obscure error on the terminal.

February 15, 2021

StackHawk Platform
Added
Technology Flags

Optimize HawkScan by applying custom technology flags from the Applications page settings in the web app. Improve scan speeds and reduce false positives by only running tests around the technologies your application uses.

Improvement
Scan Error Display

View scan errors from a tab on the Scan Details page.

Application Creation

Include http for an application’s host name if not present, and added a button to easily copy Docker commands.

Fixed
Integrations Data Loading

Updated logic for Jira and Slack integrations to avoid unnecessary authentication for the Jira and Slack Integrations pages.

February 4, 2021

StackHawk Platform
Added
Application Creation

Creating a new application in the StackHawk web app has never been smoother. Add an app from the Applications page for an optimized application creation experience.

Improvement
Environments Table Graph

Who doesn’t like colorful bar graphs? View the environments table on the Applications page for a truncated version of the StackHawk graphs you know and love.

Fixed
Type Errors and Warnings

Removed code that was falsely causing a few too many logging errors and added some boundaries around a type error in the onboarding flow.

January 26, 2021

StackHawk Platform
Added
GraphQL Findings Table

Scanning your GraphQL app? The Finding Details page will now display the operation and operation name around each finding.

Improvement
Sample App Onboarding Wizard

Scanning Google Firing Range for the first time is easier than ever. Updates to the onboarding modal include navigating between steps of the modal, copying shell commands and other minor visual improvements.

Plugin Table Loading State

The plugin summary table of the Scan Details page now has a loading state.

Finding Details Right Panel

The right panel on the Finding Details page is now open by default.

Changing Organizations

The profile menu in the sidebar has made it even easier to switch between multiple organizations, and a new loading animation has been added when switching organizations.

Fixed
Limit User Sessions

Fixed a bug where the platform got confused if you were logged into more than one account at the same time.

Google Firing Range Banner Display

Updated logic around displaying a banner in the Applications page allowing a new user to scan the Google Firing Range app.

Usability and Display Improvements

Improvements across the app to increase usability and performance of the Finding Details panel and tab display.

January 21, 2021

HawkScan (0.8.38)
Added
Added testPath.requestHeaders parameter to stackhawk.yml

The authentication testPath.requestHeaders is a map of extra headers to include in your testPath configuration. This is useful when using a POST route that requires JSON or some other Content-Type for requestBody.

Improvement
Updated ZAP to the latest version 2.10

Hawkswcan has been upgraded to use ZAP 2.10 the latest stable release. zap-extensions

Updated scan plugins from zap-extentions

Updated to the latest scanner plugins zap-extensions

January 12, 2021

StackHawk Platform
Added
Sample Application Onboarding

New users who load Google Firing Range sample data can view a modal wizard which will walk them through how to scan the Firing Range App on their own.

Multiple Organizations

A user can now join multiple organizations, and switch between organizations by using the organization switcher in the left hand nav located under your profile picture.

Improvement
User Invites

The user invite flow has been improved to ensure the user knows the difference between joining an organization and creating a new account.

GraphQL Support

On the Finding Details Page, the GraphQL Response Body in the right panel has been reformatted.

Fixed
Finding Details Page

A selected Finding List Item will stay selected upon the Right Panel opening.

Create New App Modal

After creating a new Application from the Applications Page, the Application ID can now be visible in the Create New App success modal.

Datadog Integration

Who let the dogs out? A user can now see who enabled their organization’s Datadog integration.

December 18, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Real Time Scan Progress

Ready, set, scan! Once a HawkScan is in flight, see real time scan progress in the StackHawk web app. The Scans page displays overall scan progress. Navigating to the Scan Details page provides insight to the plugins and tests HawkScan is running, as well as details on any errored or successful scans.

December 14, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Improvement
Plan Users Selection

Save yourself some clicks! Input the number of users you’d like to include in your plan - via keyboard or mouse.

Findings Details page

Uncategorized alerts would disrupt the display of metadata on the Finding Details page.

Fixed
Usability and Display Improvements

Improvements across the app to increase usability and performance of the onboarding flow, integrating with Slack and using StackHawk on Safari.

December 8, 2020

HawkScan (0.8.28)
Improvement
Updated scan plugins from zap-extentions

Updated to the latest scanner plugins which address a number of bugs and false positives. zap-extensions

Fixed

The hawk.failureThreshold can now be set to high, medium, or low. If any alerts are found a for the supplied threshold, or higher, the scan will fail and output the count of alerts at or above the configured threshold.

Crashes due to conflicting virtual frame buffer lock files in docker compose environments

In some scenarios running hawkscan in a docker compose environment, an existing Xvfb lock file can be present without the process. Avoid this by detecting X11 lock state and choosing an available id.

December 5, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
New Plans!

We are shaking the tree at StackHawk! We are now offering a free plan and a Pro plan to meet the needs of all kinds of customers, from seasoned hawks to spring chickens. Check out our pricing page

GraphQL Findings

Scanning your GraphQL application? The StackHawk web app now identifies and displays specifics around your GraphQL queries and variables so you can easily identify your vulnerabilities from the Finding Details page.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Signing up for StackHawk for the first time? Choose your plan and what kind of application you are looking to scan in the Getting Started flow. Load in your application data or check out a scan of the Google Firing Range project to familiarize yourself with the platform.

Improvement
Scan Overview

Welcome to the improved Scan Details page! Take a look at the improvements around the Scan Overview - we’ve added a new graph and display to help you identify the criticalities of the vulnerabilities in your application.

Filtered Scan Results

Click on the environment name from the Applications page to see a filtered view of your Scans specific to that application and environment.

Nudges

New to the StackHawk web app? We'll highlight some of the awesome features of the application for you. Look for the glowing buttons!

Fixed
Usability and Display Improvements

Improvements across the app to increase usability and performance of the login flow, display in various browsers and responsive behavior. Sometimes the Getting Started flow didn’t load to help users get started.

November 24, 2020

HawkScan (0.8.26)
Added
Memory Management

Performance and stability improvements when scanning large sites.

November 23, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
StackHawk Free Tier

If you are an individual developer looking to get the application security basics under your belt, our all-new free tier was built just for you. In this single user plan, you will get all the best parts of StackHawk's Team plan. You can run scans and manage findings for a single application and receive weekly updates.

Improvement
Usability and Display Improvements

Improvements across the app to increase usability of Announcements panel, Slack Integration and Settings pages.

November 10, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Recaptcha Verification on Account Signup

Email signups will now be verified with reCaptcha v3 technology because bots are sneaky.

Fixed
Jira Integration

Fixed a bug with the Jira Integration when sending findings to Jira next-gen projects, the integration now uses the correct “Bug” issue type enabled for the project.

November 9, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Release Notes Nudge

See a visual indicator in the web app sidebar when new release notes have been published

Findings Status History

View who last updated a finding’s status from the Findings Details page panel Activity tab

Improvement
Usability and Display Improvements

Improvements across the app to increase usability of Announcements panel, Findings Details table, Login and Settings pages

Fixed
Adding Applications with Low Risk Level

Applications with a risk level of low can be added in the Getting Started flow and Applications page

October 30, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Fixed
Bug Fixes

We broke the validate button. In this release, we fixed it. Various other bug fixes and improvements.

October 29, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Print Scan Report

Print or download a report of scan findings for an application and environment from the Scans and Scans Details pages.

Opt out of weekly emails

Opt out of weekly emails from the Notifications panel of the Settings page.

Improvement
Usability and Display Improvements

Improvements across the web app to increase usability of scrollbars, form fields, mobile display, announcements panel and table spacing

October 20, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Improvement
HawkDocs

HawkDocs have been updated with a new design, dark mode, and responsive mobile layouts. Check out the Updated Docs

October 19, 2020

HawkScan (0.8.16)
Improvement
Configuration controls for file-based GraphQL schemas

HawkScan was released with improvements to the GraphQL vulnerability scanner configuration to support scanning with file-based schemas.

October 14, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Application Table View

Listed Applications can be viewed as a table, rather than cards, in the StackHawk platform. This creates more real estate for organizations with many applications.

Remove users from the Organization

Organization owners can now remove users from their org.

Application metadata

Assign Risk Level and Data Type for your applications from the Applications page of the StackHawk platform.

Improvement
Scan Details Page

When viewing the scan details page, the version of HawkScan alongside whether an update is available is displayed.

Release Notes in HawkDocs

Review the StackHawk and HawkScan release notes from the official documentation. Read our Release Notes

Fixed
Jira Actions

Taking Jira actions on the Findings page has been improved on the paths table and details panel. Jira tickets search has been optimized.

Errored Environment Cards

When an error occurs during a scan the associated environment card on the Applications page will accurately display an errored state.

October 13, 2020

HawkScan (0.8.14)
Fixed
Scanning urls without a specified port

HawkScan was released with a fix to support scanning endpoints that don't specify a port.

October 12, 2020

HawkScan (0.8.12)
Added
Include Paths

Hawkscan will now accept the `app.includePaths` configuration, specifying any routes the scanner should visit. Read the docs

Improvement
Error Handling

Hawkscan will now send additional telemetry and improved exception introspection.

September 25, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Weekly Summary Emails

Organization owners will now see a weekly email containing summaries of your weekly activity using StackHawk

Datadog Integration

Send your StackHawk scan notifications to Datadog. Read the docs

Keyboard Navigation

Accessibility improvements around navigating the StackHawk platform via keyboard

Applications Page Table View

View your applications and environments in a compact view from the Applications page

Improvement
Getting Started Flow

Added clarity around the steps of the Getting Started flow, as well as the ability to skip the Getting Started flow

PowerShell Commands

The StackHawk application will detect your operating system and display the proper set of command-line shell commands

Applications Page Display

Applications page display on mobile and tablet size screens has been updated to improve usability

Finding Details Panel Stickiness

Panel will now persist user’s choice of viewing request or response metadata for a specific finding

Placeholders

Placeholder UI implemented for API key table, members table and account info pages

Fixed
App creation wizard modals will not overlay on each other

Application filters

Application filter shows application name instead of ID when navigating to the Applications page with query strings in the URL

Hover state color in dropdown menus

September 10, 2020

HawkScan (0.8.10)
Improvement
GraphQL file loading

Support using GraphQL schema from file

September 1, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
GA Release

August 28, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Fixed
Toast Notifications

Toast notifications now display error messages, in addition to success confirmations when taking action on scan findings

August 27, 2020

HawkScan (0.8.8)
Improvement
Error Logging

Use python `print()` in most places - errors still use the logging mechanism

Fixed
Terminal Output Colors

term_color flag is checked in the Logger module to respect colored output in the terminal

August 24, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Improvement
Billing

Improved access to the billing page from the account settings view

Slack Integration

Connect StackHawk with Slack and receive notifications on HawkScan events Read the docs

August 24, 2020

HawkScan (0.8.6)
Added
Terminal Output Colors

Adds colors and logging for YAML exceptions and clear color delineation for problem items in the YAML config

Improvement
Configuration Loader

Update the config loader to include the filename with the stream

Exception and Error Handling

Add new exception type for YAML exceptions, granulate the exception handler on the top level and add generic log output controls for info and error

Removed
ZAP False Positives

Disables certain zap plugins causing false positive reports in scanned applications

August 20, 2020

HawkScan (0.8.4)
Improvement
Improved GraphQL scanning support

Fixed
Auth recheck on long running scans

Modified HawkScan memory settings

August 17, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Billing

Choose between the Startup, KaaKaww, or Enterprise Plans on the StackHawk settings page

Bamboo Integration

Find documentation on the StackHawk Bamboo Integration from the Integrations tab

Improvement
Findings Management Controls

Improved display of findings status in the right panel, linking to Jira from the right panel and updating status experience

Settings page routing

Each page of the settings menu has a dedicated URL

Fixed
Applications Card Display

Increased size of the kebab button on the cards of the Applications page

Getting Started Flow

Refreshing the page during the Getting Started flow will preserve your progress in the flow

August 17, 2020

HawkScan (0.8.2)
Fixed
Bug related to scanning for organizations without a subscription

August 17, 2020

HawkScan (0.8.0)
Added
Check for valid subscription when scanning

Improvement
Copy in terminal scan results output text

August 3, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Pagination

Data returned for Findings and Scans tables is paginated to improve performance of unbounded data lists

Password Reset

Reset your password for accessing the StackHawk platform from the profile page

Improvement
Settings Navigation

Settings navigation is optimized for mobile and small screen sizes

Graph Popover

Hovering over the graphs on the Applications page will display details of a specific scan

Applications Options

From the Applications page view your latest scan results for a specific application by choosing one of the options in the kebab menu

July 22, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Applications and Environments Overview

See current status, history of past scans, and manage your applications and environments via the Applications tab in the sidebar

Improvement
Finding Details pagination

Findings Details page contains pagination controls

Mobile UI

Modals display has been improved for usability on smaller screen sizes

Fixed
Cleanup Jira page request to remove excessive calls to get Jira projects and issues

July 13, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Jira Integration

Integrate with your Jira Software instance to manage your appsec bugs by assigning and linking to Jira tickets Read the docs

Scan Filtering

Filter scans in the Scans List by Application and Environment

Integrations

New link to Azure Pipelines HawkDocs

Improvement
Findings Management

Scan findings URLs are now sorted alphabetically as well as by status

June 29, 2020

HawkScan (0.7.2)
Added
Header Replacer Support

Enables manipulation of request headers to better support apps running behind a proxy

GraphQL Config Section

Support for tuning the GraphQL introspection process

Rate Limiting Controls

Provides more control over the aggressiveness of the scanning capability

Kotlin Scripting Support

ZAP open source contribution for Kotlin support

Passthrough Config Support for ZAP

Supports advanced ZAP configuration via StackHawk YAML

Improvement
GraphQL Introspection

More support for enumeration types and improvements to the test query builder

Flexible logging control for ZAP

Adds support for debug logging

Transparent localhost proxy instead of url rewriting

Better support for scanning localhost networking scenarios and reverse proxies

June 19, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Paths tab

Assess completeness of scans by reviewing all paths scanned by HawkScan

Integrations

New links to Concourse CI and Github Actions HawkDocs

Improvement
Findings Management

Bulk controls UI improvements, findings table UI improvements, and findings are sorted alphabetically

Findings Management Alert Rules

Alert rules are now specific to request method

Scans Table

Pagination controls are accessible at the top of the Scans table

This Announcement Panel!

See specific changes for HawkScan and StackHawk platform

Fixed
Applications Page Results

See up to 100 applications on Applications page

Invite users popup UX fixes

URI Truncation

URI truncation in many places throughout the application for readability

Validate Findings

curl command generated with double quotes around request body

June 6, 2020

HawkScan (0.6.14)
Added
Terminal Output

Scan progress is now printed to the terminal output

GraphQL Querying Improvements

June 5, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
StackHawk Authentication

Log in using any email via StackHawk authentication, or OAuth via Google and Github

Improvement
Findings Management

Take action from the Findings Management right panel for triaging your application’s security vulnerabilities

Fixed
App Creation Wizard

Add missing escape characters to downloaded StackHawk.yml from App Creation Wizard

May 29, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
This Announcement Panel!

Announcement panel is a source for release notes, social links, docs and submitting feedback

Findings Management

Users may now triage scan findings by marking them as Assigned, Risk Accepted or False Positive

Scans List Table

As part of Findings Management, the scan list will now reflect new findings (not yet triaged) and a count of triaged findings

Improvement
Browser Support and Logout Notification

Users on unsupported browsers will see a new informational page, and users logged out due to inactivity will be notified via toast notification

Faster Performance for Scan Findings Display

May 14, 2020

HawkScan (0.6.6)
Improvement
Support for GraphQL Union and Interface Types

Support OpenAPI and Graphql API Scanning with same Config and App

HawkScan now supports configuration for customers that utilize both OpenAPI spec and GraphQL API scanning

Fixed
Gitlab DAST Report Updates

Customers utilizing the StackHawk integration with Gitlab will now see findings updated in their report dashboard.

May 8, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Curl Attack Regenerator

Users may quickly validate a finding by clicking the “Recreate” button. This generates a curl command that a user may paste into their terminal in debug mode and quickly recreate an attack

Improvement
Improvements to the Getting-Started Page Navigation

Scan List Pagination

Improvements to Mobile Styling

May 8, 2020

HawkScan (0.6.4)
Added
GitLab CI/CD Service Templates

May 4, 2020

StackHawk Platform
Added
Advanced Slack Integration Configuration

You may now configure updates from specific applications to be sent to specific channels in Slack, ensuring that your teams are only getting updates about the applications relevant to their workflow

Fixed
Logout event percolates across all open tabs

Login-timeout redirects will take you to the last requested page instead of the last visited page