Damn Vulnerable Web Sockets (DVWS) is a vulnerable web application which works on web sockets for client-server communication.
The flow of the application is similar to DVWA. You will find more vulnerabilities than the ones listed in the application.
In the hosts file of your attacker machine create an entry for dvws.local to point at the IP address hosting the DVWS application.
Location of hosts file:
Sample entry for hosts file:
The application requires the following:
Apache + PHP + MySQL
PHP with MySQLi support
Setting up DVWS
Set the MySQL hostname, username, password and an existing database name in the includes/connect-db.php file then go to Setup to finish setting up DVWS.
On the host running this application, run the following command from DVWS directory: php ws-socket.php
DVWS has been developed with limited knowledge of Web Sockets. Feel free to contribute and enhance this project.