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Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 09:01:13 +0200
From: Rogan Dawes <>
To: Michal Zalewski <>
Subject: Re: stompy the session stomper - tool availability

Michal Zalewski wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to announce the availability of 'stompy', a free tool to perform
> a fairly detailed black-box assessment of WWW session identifier
> generation algorithms. Session IDs are commonly used to track
> authenticated users, and as such, whenever they're predictable or simply
> vulnerable to brute-force attacks, we do have a problem.
> Yet, while there are several nice GUI-based tools designed to analyze HTTP
> cookies for common problems (Daves' WebScarab, SPI Cookie Cruncher,
Just wanted to point out that Dave has had nothing to do with WebScarab 
(and that I recognise that WebScarab's analysis is pretty trivial). 
Would you have any objection to me including/porting Stompy's analysis 
portion into WebScarab, to make it more accessible to folk?


Rogan Dawes
WebScarab author

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