I'm reading up on the OWASP Top 10 for helping me defend my web app against common "app sec"-type attacks (SQL Injection, CSRF, etc.). And in a recent question I was prompted to not only use OWASP Top 10 for appsec vulns, but to also list all of the applications and tools I am using as part of my architecture and cross-check them against the CVE Database, which I will do.

But then there's other types of attacks: attacks that are not appsec related (not on OWASP Top 10) nor vendor-specific (and thus in the CVE DB). Attacks like DoS/DDoS. Where would these fit in?

I'm looking to find a list of these "other" types of attacks; attacks my software/servers/networks might be vulnerable to but aren't listed by OWASP or CVE. I'm sure there's too many to enumerate, but somewhere, someone has to have them aggregated into a list...thanks in advance.

  • A lot of DoS attacks are in the CVE database - where there is a specific DoS vulnerability in an app/OS etc. But your point has merit - I can't think of an all-encompassing list off the top of my head.
    – Rory Alsop
    Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 14:30

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See the CAPEC-1000, a very large list of attack mechanisms. Click "Expand All" to see them all.

Not all of these mechanisms are specific to the web, but they are applicable nevertheless.

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