The [Open Web & Application Security Project (OWASP)][1] is an international, open-source, application security project which supports the informed use of security technology via tools and information. [1]: http://www.owasp.org/

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Reflecting user input within a JavaScript variable

I am struggling to understand whether the following would be considered as a DOM-based XSS or reflected XSS and was hoping that someone could help me distinguish the the difference. Imagine the ...
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How to categorise web vulnerabilities in a report?

What is a good way to categorise the vulnerabilities in IT security reports. Assuming it's about a web-based environments like: Websites, Web applications, Web shops, Any interface using web-...
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How to convert risk scores (CVSSv1, CVSSv2, CVSSv3, OWASP Risk Severity)?

Is there an accurate method or formula to convert risk scores between the OWASP Risk Rating Methodology (Overall Risk Severity) and the CVSS v1, v2 and v3 models) base score)? As well as converting ...
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How do I turn off automated testing in OWASP ZAP?

I am trying to find out how to turn off the automated scanner in ZAP. I am not even sure if it is on. How and where can I tell if the scanner is on? I just want it to be a pure proxy for the time ...
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OWASP-ZAP and DVWA Login

I need to do a pentest of the DVWA application. To do that, I chose the OWASP-ZAP tool. I followed all the steps of this tutorial. But when I try to run the "spider" the program doesn't find all the ...
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How relevant is OWASP ASVS? [closed]

How relevant is the OWASP application security verification standard? Have you had it as a requirement made by business? What other application security standards relevant to business are there? I did ...
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Viewing HTTPs Traffic - ZAP Proxy / MacOS / iOS App

I've noticed a curious oddity with some traffic sniffing from my Apps on my iPhone. I've installed the ZAP Proxy CA Cert on the device, but I've noticed I can sniff some App traffic, and others I can'...
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Why does OWASP ASVS require HTTP responses to have a content header specifying a character set?

The OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS), Version 3, states in clause V11.2: Verify that every HTTP response contains a content type header specifying a safe character set (e.g.,...
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Bypass char filtering - security shephard

I'm stuck in the XSS part of the security shephard OWASP app. I am not looking for someone to tell me the solution, I just need to learn how to find it myself, I'm a bit rusty on XSS. So what I know ...
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How does the same-origin-policy protect against PUT/DELETE CSRF?

I've read the OWASP guide for cross-site request forgery and it states that "other HTTP methods", such as PUT and DELETE could be theoretically used for CSRF. However with the same-origin-policy ...
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CSRF Prvention Token Mechanism: Back button Navigation

I have a legacy web application and need to prevent it from CSRF. I tried to resolve the issue without compromising application functionality and got issues related to navigation. The main concern ...
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Better alternative to WAF path whitelisting?

We are managing a WAF which is being used by some applications. Recently I tried to use a Valid URL module to white list all the APIs and static resources of an application. Although from the security ...
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Zap and Tamper Data is not getting any of the POST request

I just started learning the OWASP ZAP Proxy using Webgoat. I am running these on my Mac. I have configured Zap to listen to my Firefox, but I'm only able to send HTTP GET requests, there are no POST ...
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Handling assertions in responses statuses 302 in ZAP

After configuring all form Authentication in ZAP, I have faced an issue to assert successful login in ZAP. The response will arrive with the status "302" moved temporary EX: > HTTP/1.1 302 ...
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How to check if /run timeout /T 5 remote command execution worked in page html?

I was scanning a website using Zed Attack Proxy, when I found it is vulnerable to remote command execution, specifically timeout with the Referer header (shown in the request below). I have no idea ...
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Exploit SQL injection in OWASP ZAP

I have done a normal scan (not fuzzing) of a website using ZAP in attack mode, and it gives me several possible injections. My question is if there is any way to try to exploit these within ZAP, ...
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Are PHP magic methods really necessary for PHP object injection?

I'm trying to understand the PHP Object Injection flaw in vBulletin 5.1.x (CVE 2015-7808) and I stumbled across the requirements for Object Injection as stated by OWASP: The application must have ...
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Can the OWASP ZAP check XSS for REST API

I have a web application and I used OWASP ZAP for checking XSS. I tried two cases as example bellow: URL: localhost:8888/test/login login page HTML: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> &...
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Why does OWASP recommend “Disable Web Browser Cross-Tab Sessions”

I have been looking through the OWASP session management cheat sheet and I don't understand the reasoning behind the suggestion to "Disable Web Browser Cross-Tab Sessions". How does using the same ...
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Help with setting up OWASP ZAP Authentication

So I have recently been working on security testing with OWASP ZAP. However I have hit a road block in that I can't get the (ajax) spider to test within an authorized area of the single page ...
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Why does OWASP recommend security questions?

I was reading the OWASP Forgot Password Cheat Sheet when I stumbled upon the recommendation to use security questions. There is even a dedicated page about what information to gather. Whenever I ...
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Why should you redirect the user to a login page after a password reset?

The OWASP Forgot Password Cheat Sheet suggests: Whenever a successful password reset occurs, the session should be invalidated and the user redirected to the login page I'm failing to understand ...
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How to supply HTTP Basic Authentication details in OWASP ZAP proxy?

I am using Basic HTTP Authentication to log into my Web Application. The credentials are Base64 encoded and sent to the Server. OWASP ZAP Proxy is intercepting the request and I can see the ...
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HSTS Policy being enforced *sometimes*

I've implemented an HSTS policy for our site. I have the header being served on our main domain and it's sent on the very first response from the server. (From the response that serves the 304 ...
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Securing the backend of your web application?

We are grappling with how to architect are back end for security. Some of the recommendations I've seen look like this: Source Some will have another firewall between the application server and ...
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How to find known vulnerability in third party javascript [closed]

Currently i am using owasp dependency-check to find and mitigate known security issue in third party jar. Is there any similar tool/app to check known security issue in third party javascript?
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Is this code javascript vulnerable to DOM based XSS?

Code : <script> document.theform.reference.onchange = function(){ var id = document.theform.reference.selectedIndex; var url = document.theform.reference[id].value; ...
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OWASP WebGoat Warning Meaning

I am just starting with WebGoat. On their GitHub page [https://github.com/WebGoat/WebGoat], they have this warning posted: WARNING 1: While running this program your machine will be extremely ...
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How to allow INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES to pass through in the query?

I'm practicing SQL injection on a test bed where 'OR' and 'AND' keywords are blacklisted. So on using Logical operators such as || and &&, I'm able to proceed however when trying the query (...
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Is there a fine for not doing penetration / vulnerability test [closed]

If a company needs to be PCI compliant are there any fines levied on them if they don't do pen/vulnerability testing, if yes, is it an automatic fine, or is it only if they are caught. Understanding ...
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HSTS implementation [closed]

I have a little doubt on using HSTS, as per this video, once HSTS is implemented , all the URLs will be going in HTTPS, but as we all know in using SSL we need pre-specified encryption algorithms and ...
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Why do ID attributes need stricter validation?

According to OWASP XSS Prevention Cheat Sheet, one should Strictly validate unsafe attributes such as background, id and name I understand that background could contain data: urls, and can ...
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how about using OWASP dependency check tool to address Top 10 2013-A9-Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities [closed]

I know the OWASP dependency check tool is really good in finding vulnerable dependencies and I have used it personally for experimental purposes. But, has anybody used it at an enterprise level, like ...
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OWASP + Atomic ModSecurity Rulesets - Too much?

Looking to implement some additional mod_sec rulesets on our server. OWASP and Atomic keep coming up as the best of the best. Would it be wise to implement both? Or, would one or the other be ...
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Would Insecure Direct References and SQL Injection be solved by using Row-Level Security and Per-User Connection Strings?

Regarding the following OWASP Vulnerabilities: Insecure Direct Object References By that I mean letting someone see /account/123/not-theirs (this could be the wrong reference I'm using above). SQL ...
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application/json Content-Type character set

According to the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard: V11.3 Verify that every HTTP response contains a content type header specifying a safe character set (e.g., UTF-8). According ...
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How to prevent browser from rendering malacious content if request or response is hacked

We are currently working on OWASP security fixes and we identified one attack scenario for which we are trying to figure out a possible solution: User hits a valid HTTPRequest to our application. ...
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Advice on if I should talk at my local user group about NIST, InfoSec etc [closed]

I have been toying with the idea for a while now about doing my first talk, on my last project I was building a Risk Management portal for information security so I had to read all about Risk ...
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owasp esapi php implementation for xss attacks

I searched extensively for good materials for prevention of xss attacks using OWASP ESAPI. But could not find any beginner material. I found a blog for basic security but not explicitly for XSS ...
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Is OWASP ESAPI .NET Edition really used? Is this project still alive?

I have just seen that the last release has been pushed out in 2009 and that raised my doubts.
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Sample test cases for all owasp top 10 vulnerabilities

I am looking for sample test cases for all 10 vulnerabilities to exploit those scenarios. I would highly appreciate if any one share or share the link for test cases for a web application with all 10 ...
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Which OWASP modsecurity crs version to install on apache 2.2.22

Hello I am considering installing owasp mod_security crs on an ubuntu 12.04.4 which comes with apache 2.2.22. On the github page I have seen many version's but all tutorials were using 2.2.7 First I ...
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SQLMAP unable to upload the stager file with 404 error

I can't get to upload the stager file on the OWASPbwa document root (/var/wwww/WackoPicko/users). I am not sure how to troubleshoot this error. Any help on the issue will be appreciated. Thank you. ...
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How the address bar manage the XSS?

I was playing with OWASP Mutillidae II and in one page I've found one vulnerability. In the address bar I've wrote something like : 127.0.0.1/.../?page=text-file-viewer.php/"><script>alert("...
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Clearing/changing session id on logout

While reading through the newes OWASP ASVS standard (still beta) I have found a requirement V2.6 saying Verify that the session id is changed or cleared on logout. I do not see a clear point ...
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PHP Object Injection Prevention - OWASP

So I was just reading up on the OWASP site about PHP Object Injection. According to their site, the suggested fix is to not use serialze and unserialize but to use json_* (json_encode and ...
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Are HTML Entities inherently unsafe?

When submitting HTML that contains entities to the OWASP HTMLSanitzer, entities are converted. For example: BEFORE: <p>blah blah blah &diams;</p> The resulting HTML ends up ...
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Is login limiting still needed if we employ multi-factor authentication?

The status quo is that most online websites limit login attempts per IP address, or even per account since some attackers possess huge amounts of IP addresses. OWASP declares: When multi-factor ...
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Is there a difference between Broken Access Control and Insecure Direct Object reference? [closed]

According to me,if this difference is correct,it is that for exploiting a broken access control you don't necessarily need to be logged into the application,but for exploiting insecure direct object ...
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Can you export a report from OWASP Zap based off a individual website?

I have a list of 30 websites I have scanned. I need to pull out a report for each individual website. Is it possible to do? Right now I am just running a report and getting the results for all 30 and ...