Synopses & Reviews
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 applications
Leverage the latest HTML features to deliver powerful cross-site scripting attacks
Deliver new injection exploits, including XML external entity and HTTP parameter pollution attacks
Learn how to break encrypted session tokens and other sensitive data found in cloud services
Discover how technologies like HTML5, REST, CSS and JSON can be exploited to attack applications and compromise users
Learn new techniques for automating attacksand dealing with CAPTCHAs and cross-site request forgery tokens
Steal sensitive data across domains using seemingly harmless application functions and new browser features
Find help and resources at http://mdsec.net/wahh
Source code for some of the scripts in the book
Links to tools and other resources
A checklist of tasks involved in most attacks
Answers to the questions posed in each chapter
Hundreds of interactive vulnerability labs
The highly successful security book returns with a new edition, completely updated
Web 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 tasks
Focusing 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.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
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