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Sending static registration links via email

In our mobile application, users need to register first before they can use it. After successful registration, they an now login and use features of the app. Now we will have a feature in our ...
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Does an application purely for intranet use by employees need secure software design or to follow OWASP guidelines?

I'm developing an application over an intranet and is used only by an internal employee. There wouldn't be any external parties involved here and no external communication would be used by the ...
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Testing web applications from an end user's perspective

I have been looking at OWASP and other forms of checklists on testing web applications. One of the best practices is to ensure session IDs generated are sufficiently random and unpredictable. ...
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OWASP ZAP submit forms

I'm trying to find SQL injection vulnerability in DVWA with OWASP ZAP. After some clicking through the page I have a small site map: I ran Active scan, Spider and AJAX spider on the GET:sqli node. As ...
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Unable to connect to internet after setting up ZAP configuration on Android using a hotspot connection

I am trying to configure ZAP on an Android device using a hotspot connection opened on another Android device. I followed the setup instructions available here: https://security.secure.force.com/...
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Modsecurity - OWASP CRS 901001

Ubuntu 18.04 Apache/2.4.29 ModSecurity for Apache/2.9.2 (http://www.modsecurity.org/); OWASP_CRS/3.0.0 modsecurity-crs 3.0.2-1 This is a new server. The following message appears in modsec_audit.log ...
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How can an attacker use SQL injection in ALTER query?/What can an attacker do with an injectable ALTER statement? [closed]

Let's say you have a Java app which has a query which can unlock/reset passwords for users like: ALTER USER " + iD_Of_User.toUpperCase() + " IDENTIFIED BY " + password_Of_User + " ACCOUNT UNLOCK ...
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Returning Social Security Number After Validation Checks on Web Based Form

I have a web based application form that is used to gather personal information for web based users. One of the fields is an SSN. My question is simple, in terms of security compliance (in general, ...
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How exactly works this SQL injection example related to the DVWA application?

I am a software developer converting do application security and I have some doubts about SQL injection example. I am following a tutorial related the famous DVWA: http://www.dvwa.co.uk/ So I have ...
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Some doubts about SQL Injection examples, how exactly works?

I am a software developer starting studying application security and I have the following doubt related SQL injection. I am following a video course and there are these two examples: I have an ...
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Good Security API package for Java [closed]

Is there a good security API (all in one) for Java to prevent things like SQL injections, Cross site scripting and those owasp top 10 vulnerabilities?
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Usefulness of token sidejacking prevention mentioned by OWASP JWT Cheat Sheet

I was just reading through the "Token sidejacking" of the JWT Cheat Sheet of OWASP (https://cheatsheetseries.owasp.org/cheatsheets/JSON_Web_Token_Cheat_Sheet_for_Java.html#token-sidejacking) At the ...
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Use OWASP ZAP import URLs addon programatically and change the HTTP method

I was thinking of using this functionality in my script, but it seems that importing URL file automatically sets GET method for every URL on the list, so when Active Scan is run, it only performs GET ...
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What is “Map Execution Paths Through Application”?

I am reading the OWASP Test Guide v4 to learn how to pentest a web application. In the documentation, there is a section called "Map execution paths through application (OTG-INFO-007)". I'm not sure ...
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What tools in SecurityOnion can be used for web application intrusion logfiles in csv format?

I have some web server logs from a breach. Is there a tool in SecurityOnion where I can upload the log files in csv format and have some sort of behavior-driven, static IDS/IPS identify when a breach ...
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Pre-flight request is triggering in Chrome but not in IE

I am testing an app for CSRF vulnerability and i observed that when i generate a Cross-domain XHR POC with burp and try to exploit, a pre-flight request is getting triggered but this is is not ...
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Certificate Pinning for WebSockets

I have seen many implementations of certificate pinning for HTTPS connections originated from client-side apps running on mobile devices using native libraries and plugins. I would like to know ...
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Does OWASP recommend to include a CSRF-token in a header or to use it as a parameter (in a State-scenario)?

The CSRF Cheat Sheet by OWASP, concerning (Anti-)CSRF-tokens is quite confusing. For a State(ful)-scenario (the Synchronizer Token Pattern), they write: ... for AJAX calls it is recommended to add ...
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Unable to proxy Webgoat localhost requests in spite of doing the necessary configurations

I am new to Webgoat and followed all the steps required to configure Firefox and Webgoat. 1 Setup Local proxies in webgoat to run on localhost 8090 2 Exported the certificate and imported it in ...
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Rule does not log X-Forwarded-For environment variable

The Apache web server is logging X-Forwarded-For environment variable as expected, but I have an Owasp rule where I'm trying to log this environment variable value too but without luck so far. Here's ...
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Limit access to properties objects when using object[x] accessors

From the OWASP cheat sheet on preventing DOM-based XSS, Guideline #8 reads the following: Limit access to properties objects when using object[x] accessors (Mike Samuel). In other words use a ...
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How do I use sqlmap to dump the OWASP Juice Shop schema?

I cannot seem to get sqlmap to successfully exploit and retrieve schema information from OWASP's deliberately vulnerable Juice Shop web application. I've tried to be very specific in my sqlmap ...
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When to perform secure code review?

OWASP recommends that secure code review to be performed throughout the SDLC process. Although it makes sense to perform secure code review before moving codes to production, could anyone here help ...
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Setting up OWASP ZAP Authentication against 2 page forms authenication

My website is using Microsoft account authentication(live Id). Microsoft authentication is set up in 2 different pages. The 1st page you enter the username, and the next page the password. How do I ...
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What are the risks of publicly hosting OWASP Juice shop

For those who don't know it: The Juice shop is an intentionally vulnerable webshop which 'supports' SQL injection, XSS, DoS and all this kind of nasty stuff. It's nice to run on localhost and play a ...
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How to get user and verify password so that the usernames are kept private?

According to the OWASP guidelines: Authentication failure responses should not indicate which part of the authentication data was incorrect. For example, instead of "Invalid username" or "Invalid ...
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Is Blowfish validated against any standards?

OWASP ASVS 3.0 V7.7 states the following: Verify that cryptographic algorithms used by the application have been validated against FIPS 140-2 or an equivalent standard. Blowfish is not included in ...
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Concerning The OWASP Security Guidelines As They Apply To Site Registration / Could honeypotting work?

I'm tossing an idea around in my mind. I want to bounce it off the community to see if this holds any water. First - the OWASP guidelines never specify any method of action when you're dealing with ...
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Should Session-Timeout events be logged

I am working on Audit logs for an ERP project and searching for all kind of events to be logged. In this project, session, timeouts on inactivity. I was wondering if logout by session-timeout should ...
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Adding a static token to ZAP vulnerability scanner

I am currently trying to get the OWASP ZAP scanners working on a peculiar website. When authenticated on this website, each GET request needs a "token" (most likely a anti-CSRF token) as a parameter. ...
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What are the common features to identify XSS attack from Apache log file?

I have tried some XSS vulnerability on web application such as webgoat, OWASP mutillidae, bWAPP. I want to know the features/keywords/footprints of cross site scripting attack in apache log file and ...
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Injecting <script>alert(“1”)</script> to OWASP Juice shop doesn't work

I've just learned the theory behind XSS attacks and now I would like to test my knowledge in a legal way. I wanted to "hack" OWASP Juice shop by following steps from this book section "Perform a ...
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What all test cases/vulnerabilities we need to try in REST API Pen testing?

I am learning API pen testing and looking for resources which will give clear list of test cases we need to check while performing a Pen testing on REST API. I have gone through the OWASP resources ...
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What parameters can be used to configure context-sensitive authorisation?

I recognise that context-sensitive authorisation to applications is a good security control however I can currently only think of location being an example of a sensitive context. I don't consider ...
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How should I interpret, "access controls on the presentation layer are enforced on the server side?

This question is with reference to the OWASP standard (Access control rules on the presentation layer are enforced on the server side - OWASP ASVS 3.0 - 4.9) I'm trying to deeply understand what it ...
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Sanitizing JSON deserialization

I'm currently investigating best practices for secure JSON deserialization of untrusted input for object mapping. After researching, it seems like... the default jackson mapper: https://...
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OWASP Testing Guide Equivalent for Desktop Applications [closed]

I was wondering if any of you know of a guide similar to the OWASP Testing Guide but meant specifically for desktop applications? I had no luck searching the Internet. I am looking for something ...
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fuzzing xss mutillidae with OWASP ZAP

I am playing with XSS fuzzing and find the zap proxy very good, since I am able to utilize the fuzz option. I don´t have burp pro, so I can´t import lists into repeater. My problem is that, I´m able ...
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/cron path found when testing site

I am testing a site and using dirb tool built into kali and it picked up /cron with a 200 response. I went to that page and it is blank. Can someone tell me why that was picked up and there is nothing ...
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Can someone highlight the key difference between CRLF Injection, HTTP Response Splitting and HTTP Header Injection?

I believe each one of these is closely interlinked, for instance, HTTP Response Splitting will occur in event of CRLF characters injection (%0d%0a) and this will also involve injection of HTTP headers ...
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False positive SQL Injection by ZAP with adding new parameter query

I have a spring MVC web application and am running ZAP Active scan on it. I noticed that ZAP will modify URL , and add additional parameter named query and value query+AND+1%3D1+--+ to test SQL ...
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Lost my custom data files for OWASP ZAP (Forced Browse) - where do I find the data in ZAP?

The tool used to be called dirbuster. I imported my own lists then lost the source files. I can't export the wordlists from ZAP. How can I find the data in ZAP so that I can recreate the source files?
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OWASP scan on SQL Server Compact Edition

On running a dependency check on my projects library, the tool reported multiple vulnerabilities in System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll, and CVE-2012-1856 with the highest score of 9.3 The version of the ...
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Origin Header Vs Token based mitigation

OWASP CSRF Prevention cheatsheet talks about two popular mitigations for CSRF - Origin/Referrer header check and Token based. Are there any issues Origin/referrer check based mitigation that could ...
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What is the risk of private IP address disclosure if it is the user IP?

I am checking a web application with OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP). There is a vulnerability (low) that says "private IP address disclosure" and when I check for more details I found that it is my IP,...
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How to redirect any response to an arbitrary location in OWASP ZAP's request editor?

I am trying to find stored XSS in an application. Luckily, the application allows me to insert and edit the description of myself that is displayed to anyone visiting my profile. The location where ...
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Authenticating With OWASP ZAP Script

I am currently working on a python script that will automate zap for me so I do not have to go in and manually fuzz the fields or crawl pages. The part I am stuck on is that my script currently can ...
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Insecure Deserialization in C# (.NET) - How to identify and test

I have been reading up on Insecure Deserialization and how it can affect Java applications. https://owasp.org/index.php/Top_10-2017_A8-Insecure_Deserialization If the captured traffic data include ...
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Understanding OWASP 2017 A8 Insecure Deserialization

I'm reading up on Insecure Deserialization and remembered a vulnerability that I read about in some JSON Web Token (JWT) implementations at auth0. https://owasp.org/index.php/Top_10-2017_A8-...
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Test for OWASP Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities?

I'm trying to think how I would test an application for OWASP "Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities". If my understanding is correct, this deals a lot with out of date libraries/modules, but ...