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Defect Dojo: Managing Vulnerabilities

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Defect Dojo is a security management tool for managing the application security program. The findings of different security tools can be collected using Defect Dojo. It helps in better tracking and patching of the vulnerabilities and other security issues.

A Kali machine is provided in this lab. There is also an instance of Defect-dojo running which can be accessed from inside the kali machine.

The Defect-dojo instance is accessible on hostname 'defect-dojo' and uses the following credentials:


The user is provided with access to Kali GUI and Defect-dojo web UI.

Objective: Follow the manual and learn how to use the Defect-dojo tool!


  • The Defect Dojo instance is accessible with the name "defect-dojo" at port 8000.

  • The source code of applications is provided at /root/github-repos

The following activities are strictly prohibited on this website unless otherwise explicitly stated as allowed in the mission statement:

  • Using automated scanners
  • Using brute force attacks
  • Denial of Service attacks
  • Attacking other student machines in challenges where you might achieve a shell on the vulnerable system
  • Attacking the lab infrastructure

Users violating the above will be either temporarily or permanently banned from the website. 

If you are unsure about an activity, then please contact support to confirm that it is allowed on our website.

Technical Support for this Lab:

There is a reason we provide unlimited lab time: you can take as much time as you need to solve a lab. However, we realize that sometimes hints might be necessary to keep you motivated!

We currently provide technical support limited to:

  • Giving hints for a lab exercise
  • In rare circumstances, if you have totally given up (NO!!!) then tell you how to solve it. This will be limited to sharing the solution video or lab report
  • A lab exercise fails to load or has errors in it

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