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How to Break Web Software: Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services -- C

Web application security is dependent on proper coding and session management, and Web application developers must take it upon themselves to code state information so they can enforce rules about page access and session management. This chapter contains a series of attacks that will help determine if your Web application does this important task correctly and securely.

How to Break Web Software: Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services
By Andrews, Mike/ Whittaker, James A.
Published by AWP
Series: None
ISBN: 0321369440; Published: 2/10/2006; Copyright 2006; Pages: 240; Edition: 1

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"State-Based Attacks" describes attacks that could affect your Web application and helps you determine if your Web application handles state information properly.

Book description:

In this book, two renowned experts address every category of Web software exploit: attacks on clients, servers, state, user inputs, and more. You'll master powerful attack tools and techniques as you uncover dozens of crucial, widely exploited flaws in Web architecture and coding.

The authors reveal where to look for potential threats and attack vectors, how to rigorously test for each of them, and how to mitigate the problems you find. Coverage includes the following:

  • Client vulnerabilities, including attacks on client-side validation

  • State-based attacks: hidden fields, CGI parameters, cookie poisoning, URL jumping, and session hijacking

  • Attacks on user-supplied inputs: cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and directory traversal

  • Language- and technology-based attacks: buffer overflows, canonicalization, and NULL string attacks

  • Server attacks: SQL Injection with stored procedures, command injection, and server fingerprinting

  • Cryptography, privacy, and attacks on Web services

Your Web software is mission-critical -- it can't be compromised. Whether you're a developer, tester, QA specialist, or IT manager, this book will help you protect that software–systematically.

Companion CD contains full source code for one testing tool you can modify and extend, free Web security testing tools, and complete code from a flawed Web site designed to give you hands-on practice in identifying security holes.

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