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

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

by Mike Andrews, James A. Whittaker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321369440

ISBN-13: 9780321369444

Pub. Date: 02/10/2006

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Rigorously test and improve the security of all your Web software!

It’s as certain as death and taxes: hackers will mercilessly attack your Web sites, applications, and services. If you’re vulnerable, you’d better discover these attacks yourself, before the black hats do. Now, there’s a definitive, hands-on guide

Overview

Rigorously test and improve the security of all your Web software!

It’s as certain as death and taxes: hackers will mercilessly attack your Web sites, applications, and services. If you’re vulnerable, you’d better discover these attacks yourself, before the black hats do. Now, there’s a definitive, hands-on guide to security-testing any Web-based software: How to Break Web Software.

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

· 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321369444
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
02/10/2006
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

About the Authors xi

Chapter 1: The Web Is Different 1

Chapter 2: Gathering Information on the Target 11

Chapter 3: Attacking the Client 29

Chapter 4: State-Based Attacks 41

Chapter 5: Attacking User-Supplied Input Data 65

Chapter 6: Language-Based Attacks 85

Chapter 7: Attacking the Server 99

Chapter 8: Authentication 115

Chapter 9: Privacy 135

Chapter 10: Web Services 149

Appendix A: Fifty Years of Software: Key Principles for Quality 159

Appendix B: Flowershop Bugs 171

Appendix C: Tools 179

Index 207

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