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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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Can this recommended OWASP framekiller code for protecting browsers that don't support X-Frame-Options be circumvented?

I have read and seen that javascript framekiller code doesn't seem to be widely espoused as a panacea solution. It's target use case seems to primarily be for legacy browsers or old browser versions ...
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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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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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ZAP and Tamper Data is not getting any POST requests

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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How to check if “/run timeout /T 5” remote command execution worked on HTML page?

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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Decoding burp XSS DNS resolution payload

I'm testing burp against a vulnerable application as part of work for my client. There was one successful xss payload related to DNS lookup which worked on form data at point of file-upload. Here is ...
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OWASP ZAP bruteforce 3 parameters Request from 3 payloads (parallel)

How I can fuzz a request with 3 parameters (locations) and 3 payloads: request1 => parameter1=payload1.1; parameter2=payload2.1; parameter3=payload3.1; request2 => ...
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Prevent XXE attack by preprocessing XML

I have an old project which parses XML files coming from an external origin, so it is at least in principle vulnerable to XXE. It is difficult to update the project to use newer versions of XML ...
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OWASP CRS Anamoly scoring,, ModSecurity WAF

I'm getting into OWASP CRS with ModSecurity and was investigating the way OWASP calculate the anomaly score in the REQUEST-901-INITIALIZATION.conf they set the following lines : setvar:'tx....
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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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Zed Attack Proxy Fuzzer cookie handling

I'm trying to fuzz wordpress post password fuctionality with my lists of password. Unfortunately, when fuzzing password page with correct password, and setting redirections to true, ZAP does not ...
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How to run OWASP ZAP automatically using command line operations (i.e. Jenkins)

I am trying to run OWASP ZAP automatically using command line opoerations. I have tried using the APi as described here, but I am getting these errors. I have also tried with zapr, but it's also ...
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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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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 looking ...
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XSS Payloads: <script> vs javascript:

Hello I was experimenting with XSS payloads and couldn't help wonder the syntax for javascript:alert(0) The most basic payload for XSS makes sense, since the tag is used for JavaScript in HTML. <...
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mod_security with OWASP CRS: Custom rule for whitelisting googlebot

I am about to use OWASP CRS rules with mod_security on my WHM/cPanel enabled CentOS server (with apache). But I fear that accidentally Googlebot may be blocked by one rule or the other. After enabling ...
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JWT implementation and protection against CSRF and XSS

I have been going through OWASP guidelines on managing JWT based authentication. So, I have decided to change my current JWT implementation as per that. Flow is as below. When authenticated ...
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What tool/methodologie is used in security orchestration of OWASP appsec pipeline?

I'm reading materials about appsec pipeline. It seems interesting. OWASP has a project about it here https://owasp.org/www-project-appsec-pipeline/ I was reading a slide share about it but the author ...
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Is `SecAction` order important for an OWASP ModSecurity config file?

Using a web server with Nginx + ModSecurity + OWASP ModSecurity Core Rules... On the OWASP config file crs-setup.conf is the order of the config section SecAction important or can i order them ...
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What is the best way for OWASP Zap to handle Unique Fields and API Sequences?

First Situation: I proxy through some requests to zap and want to perform an active scan on them. Zap active scan is working on one property at a time, and this particular request requires some of the ...
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Preventing automated attacks on Tokens without relying on Firewall or Network Infrastructure

Our concern is more on application side prevention automated attacks. Although the firewall does it part to help prevent this, it has been mandated in our development team's security practices that we ...
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Stop an in-progress passive scan in OWASP ZAP 2.9

I would like to know if anyone knows how to stop or speed-up an in-progress ZAP passive scan on version 2.9. I have a 64000+ passive scan queue and it is not draining fast at all. I have disabled all ...
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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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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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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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Shouldn't I follow the OWASP DOM based XSS recommendations no matter where the payload is injected?

I heard/read at various contexts that DOM based XSS is caused by untrusted client side input and developers need to follow instructions at the OWASP "DOM based XSS Prevention Cheat Sheet" in order to ...
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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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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 ...