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I am working on semantic representation of firewall rules but could not find a good taxonomy of Web attacks in terms of HTTP protocol. I do find web attack classification i.e XSS attack, SQL attack.

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Your question is a bit vague, so I don't know exactly what you are looking for. However, in this paper a taxonomy based on HTTP methods is described:

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The attacks I know about are:

  • SQL injection
  • Cross site scripting (XSS)
  • Cross site request forgery
  • Session hijacking
  • Bruteforce attacks
  • Executable code in uploads
  • Command line injection
  • Session fixation

I think if anyone has something close to a taxonomy for web based attacks it will be OWASP.

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