The victims web application.
Report an Issue
If you find an issue with the service at http://victi.ms or the code, either
pep8 --repeat .
Using PyPI Package
You can install and use the server by installing the PyPI Package and use the provided entrypoint. Do ensure that the required database services are available and/or configured.
pip install --user victims-web victims-web-server
This is short guide on how to work on this code base using the provided
docker-compose configuration and development
Dockerfile provided in the base directory is not to be used
in production and is only for development use.
Building the image
The image can be built to provide a working environment with all dependencies installed.
docker build -t local/victims-web .
Using the docker image
The docker image built as shown above will not contain the application
source code but it expects the working directory to be mounted at
docker run --rm -it -v `pwd`:/opt/source local/victims-web
docker-compose.yml file defines services required to run a
working copy of the server on your local machine. Starting the server
- start a supported version of MongoDB instance
- seed the database with test data
- start the web server using
python -m victims.web
- bind to port 5000 on your localhost
Starting a server
This will start an instance of the server as described above. Note that
this is started with both
TESTING enabled. This will
also ensure that your code is auto re-loaded if changed.
docker-compose up server
Executing tests against your working copy
In order to execute tests against your working copy of code, you may use
test service as described in the
This will start up dependant services, load seed data and then execute
application tests and
docker-compose up test
Secured API Access
Submission endpoints like
/service/submit/archive/java are secured
by an implementation similar to what is used by AWS. The authentication
token is expected in a HTTP header configured via the
VICTIMS_API_HEADER configuration (default:
this is not present or if validation/authentication fails, then it falls
back to BASIC AUTH.
An example using curl is as follows:
$ curl -v -X PUT -H "X-Victims-Api: $APIKEY:$SIGNATURE" -H "Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:20:37 GMT" -F archive=@$ARCHIVE https://$VICTIMS_SERVER/service/submit/archive/java?version=VID\&groupId=GID\&artifactId=AID\&cves=CVE-2013-0000,CVE-2013-0001
This can also be done using BASIC-AUTH as follows:
curl -v -u $USERNAME:$PASSWORD -X PUT -F archive=@$ARCHIVE_FILE https://$VICTIMS_SERVER/service/submit/archive/java?version=VID\&groupId=GID\&artifactId=AID\&cves=CVE-2013-0000,CVE-2013-0001
API Key and Client Secret Key
Each account on victi.ms is allocated an API Key and Secret key by
default. This can be retrieved by visiting
These can be regenerated using the form at
The signature is generated using
the MD5 hexdigest.
Pathincludes the query string parameters, e.g:
- The MD5 checksum includes the data (if available) of all files that are being submitted. The checksums are sorted in ascending order before adding to the string.
- The date is expected to be in
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:20:37 GMT.
The following is a reference implementation in python:
from hmac import HMAC def generate_signature(secret, method, path, date, md5sums): md5sums.sort() ordered = [method, path, date] + md5sums string = '' for content in ordered: if content is None: raise ValueError('Required header not found') string += str(content) return HMAC( key=bytes(secret), msg=string.lower(), digestmod=sha512 ).hexdigest().upper()