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I am testing an application that doesn't use anti-csrf tokens for its requests. There are no users defined for this application as well. Well, in that case, how to carry out testing for csrf in this particular application?

  • No users defined - Do you no users setup or that the application does not support user accounts? – SilverlightFox Jun 12 '15 at 9:10
  • yes, the application looks like that. – user3601346 Jun 12 '15 at 9:34
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Related: CSRF protection for unauthenticated requests, actions, searches or comments?.

This question is not a duplicate as you are asking how to test for it.

In just the same way you would test for normal CSRF. Instigate a request to the server that would simulate the request arriving cross-domain. That is:

  • Origin and referer headers appropriately set.
  • No headers present that cannot be set cross-domain (e.g. X-Requested-With).
  • No tokens present that an attacker cannot determine without crossing origins in the browser session.

Of course you can always test for it by actually hosting your own page to make a cross-domain request to the site you are testing (being careful to strip any additional tokens that wouldn't be known of course).

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