The Web Application Hacker's Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws

The Web Application Hacker's Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws

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By (author) Dafydd Stuttard, By (author) Marcus Pinto

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 912 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 50mm | 1,338g
  • Publication date: 7 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118026470
  • ISBN 13: 9781118026472
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 36,244

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The highly successful security book returns with a new edition, completely updatedWeb applications are the front door to most organizations, exposing them to attacks that may disclose personal information, execute fraudulent transactions, or compromise ordinary users. This practical book has been completely updated and revised to discuss the latest step-by-step techniques for attacking and defending the range of ever-evolving web applications. You'll explore the various new technologies employed in web applications that have appeared since the first edition and review the new attack techniques that have been developed, particularly in relation to the client side. * Reveals how to overcome the new technologies and techniques aimed at defending web applications against attacks that have appeared since the previous edition * Discusses new remoting frameworks, HTML5, cross-domain integration techniques, UI redress, framebusting, HTTP parameter pollution, hybrid file attacks, and more * Features a companion web site hosted by the authors that allows readers to try out the attacks described, gives answers to the questions that are posed at the end of each chapter, and provides a summarized methodology and checklist of tasksFocusing on the areas of web application security where things have changed in recent years, this book is the most current resource on the critical topic of discovering, exploiting, and preventing web application security flaws. Also available as a set with, CEHv8: Certified Hacker Version 8 Study Guide, Etical Hacking and Web Hacking Set, 9781119072171.

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DAFYDD STUTTARD is an independent security consultant, author, and software developer specializing in penetration testing of web applications and compiled software. Under the alias PortSwigger, Dafydd created the popular Burp Suite of hacking tools. MARCUS PINTO delivers security consultancy and training on web application attack and defense to leading global organizations in the financial, government, telecom, gaming, and retail sectors. The authors cofounded MDSec, a consulting company that provides training in attack and defense-based security.

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New technologies. New attack techniques. Start hacking.Web applications are everywhere, and they're insecure. Banks, retailers, and others have deployed millions of applications that are full of holes, allowing attackers to steal personal data, carry out fraud, and compromise other systems. This book shows you how they do it.This fully updated edition contains the very latest attack techniques and countermeasures, showing you how to break into today's complex and highly functional applications. Roll up your sleeves and dig in.Discover how cloud architectures and social networking have added exploitable attack surfaces to applicationsLeverage the latest HTML features to deliver powerful cross-site scripting attacksDeliver new injection exploits, including XML external entity and HTTP parameter pollution attacksLearn how to break encrypted session tokens and other sensitive data found in cloud servicesDiscover how technologies like HTML5, REST, CSS and JSON can be exploited to attack applications and compromise usersLearn new techniques for automating attacksand dealing with CAPTCHAs and cross-site request forgery tokensSteal sensitive data across domains using seemingly harmless application functions and new browser featuresFind help and resources at http: //mdsec.net/wahhSource code for some of the scripts in the bookLinks to tools and other resourcesA checklist of tasks involved in most attacksAnswers to the questions posed in each chapterHundreds of interactive vulnerability labs

Table of contents

Introduction xxiii Chapter 1 Web Application (In)security 1 Chapter 2 Core Defense Mechanisms 17 Chapter 3 Web Application Technologies 39 Chapter 4 Mapping the Application 73 Chapter 5 Bypassing Client-Side Controls 117 Chapter 6 Attacking Authentication 159 Chapter 7 Attacking Session Management 205 Chapter 8 Attacking Access Controls 257 Chapter 9 Attacking Data Stores 287 Chapter 10 Attacking Back-End Components 357 Chapter 11 Attacking Application Logic 405 Chapter 12 Attacking Users: Cross-Site Scripting 431 Chapter 13 Attacking Users: Other Techniques 501 Chapter 14 Automating Customized Attacks 571 Chapter 15 Exploiting Information Disclosure 615 Chapter 16 Attacking Native Compiled Applications 633 Chapter 17 Attacking Application Architecture 647 Chapter 18 Attacking the Application Server 669 Chapter 19 Finding Vulnerabilities in Source Code 701 Chapter 20 A Web Application Hacker s Toolkit 747 Chapter 21 A Web Application Hacker s Methodology 791 Index 853