Questions tagged [waf]

WAF stands for Web Application Layer Firewall. WAF is an application layer firewall that is meant to secure the back end web server by monitoring every HTTP request and response to and from the server.

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WAF or Firewall [closed]

I am looking into putting a Firewall in front of our web servers. But we just recently implemented new next-gen firewalls. Does it make sense to put a WAF in front of our web servers as well?
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Is a web application firewall enough to defend against sql injection? or should I use prepared statements?

Is it enough to rely on a web application firewall for protection against SQL injection? or should I use other techniques? During a conversation with a friend he said it is enough to use web ...
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What are the suggested way to protect content in mobile app

I want to block the view of the images and video in web and mobile app. For the web, I have managed access with WAF and added the API server as a trusted domain. But in the Mobile App, the header ...
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SAST vs WAF: What should I choose?

Given the fact that I have a WAF already deployed, what is the benefit I could get by purchasing a SAST tool that would scan the engineers' code for security flaws? Does this also apply for SCA tools ...
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Requests logged in Cloudflare as “XSS, HTML Injection - Body”

Rule name: XSS, HTML Injection - Body Rule: 100096BHTML Since about a week ago, requests matching this WAF rule have strongly increased on a customer's website. This is an example graph showing only ...
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WAF is set to Alert, not block. We are seeing thousands of XSS and SQL Injection attacks. How can I tell if any were actually successful?

I'm pretty inexperienced with WAFs and the events/alerts it generates. I'm wondering how I can tell if any of those were successful? For example, in the last 24 hours we saw over 50K alerts/events ...
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Benefits of placing WAF reverse proxy/transparent in front of web-based honeypots?

For my final year project, I wanted to do a comparative analysis of 2 WAF's ModSec/Shadow Daemon and web-based honeypot SNARE/TANNER. I wanted to find out if there are any benefits of placing WAF ...
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Azure AD Application Proxy Security Concerns + Azure Application Gateway (WAF) Better?

I am still new to security and still learning the basics so was interested in getting some feedback on two Azure services. Edit: We are a school and the application's host 4000+ parent and student ...
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WAF tuning for SQLi

We have a record tracking application behind WAF. Everytime end users submit a record with special chars such as ' or " or () it blocks it as SQLi even when the payload is completely benign. At the ...
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How to deploy your web server's Web Application Firewall while limiting false positives

For objective discussion: We deploy several Web Application Firewalls where I work. I know that one particular on-prem product uses Apache [reverse] Proxy & ModSecurity to match HTTP POST traffic ...
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tamper scripts for bypassing waf sqlmap

I have tried the following tamper scripts in sqlmap but the connection is still getting dropped by the WAF: tamper=apostrophemask,apostrophenullencode,appendnullbyte,base64encode,between,bluecoat,...
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How do I scan a WordPress website which blocks WPSCAN from scanning the website?

I am trying to scan a WordPress website with WPSCAN in Kali Linux but an error is happening. Whenever I start the scan WPSCAN runs for 2-3 min and gets paused and after some time and error comes "the ...
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Can I get the forwarder IP from the WAF? (when a website redirects a user, and I want the website's IP)

I guess that I'm sending a token to a web server, they use my token to redirect a user to my website and the user uses my website. Now, using a WAF and setting x-forwarded-for I can get the IP of the ...
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Web Application Firewall with based on an external decision to detect anomaly

I have a theoretical knowledge about WAF but I do not have knowledge of the tools in the market. I wonder if there are any WAFs that base their decision making through a response from an external ...
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How useful is the default configuration of ModSecurity for a generic web application?

Scenario: ModSecurity with a "default" or "generic" configuration (like the one that might be provided by shared hosting providers, for example). Generic web application (custom, uncommon, or unknown)...
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Analyzing Apache log with Snort

I need to analyze an Apache log with Snort and others IDS/WAFs (Suricata, mod_security and Shadow Daemon). In order to do so, I was thinking about create TCP packets with the GET and POST requests ...
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XSS with URL encoding

If a website URL gets encoded then is the website still vulnerable to XSS or no? For example, if I try <script>alert(1)</script> and the site URL encodes my payload to %3Cscript%3Ealert(1)...
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Attempting SQLi against website with WAF filter [closed]

I was pentesting a website when I discovered that the URL included the id parameter. Because of this, I knew that the id parameter might be vulnerable to SQLi. I received a 200 response and found no ...
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Comparison between WAF and IPS/IDS

I would like to know the difference between WAF and IPS/IDS? Can IPS/IDS handle an attack on a web application? If there are differences functionally between the two applications, how they work ...
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How to determine if a website uses an internal WAF? [closed]

Is there a tool to know if a website uses a firewall?
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Can a website that is behind a well configured WAF still be vulnerable to Injection attacks?

Say that a web application is behind a well configured WAF, is there still a window of HTTP injection related attacks like SQLi, XSS, LFI, HTMLi? If so is a WAF considered a redundant defence measure?...
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How limit request rate of sqlmap?

How can we restrict the rate of requests made from sqlmap to the foreign server in order to prevent detection from waf?
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ModSecurity Block based on ARGS_NAMES starting character

Working on a rule to block traffic based on the starting character of ARGS_NAMES either cookie, get or post Example allow name=Joe Example block #name=Joe Test rule that is not working SecRule ...
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How to test ModSecurity rules against access/error logs?

I'm looking to build up some stats and tune my detection rules for my webservers. I'm struggling with one major issue, though. How can I run my ModSecurity rules against past requests based on my ...
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Bypass WAF/IDS with SQLMAP? [closed]

How can I use SQLMAP to run tests on a website with a WAF/IDS? Suppose I want to run something like this: python sqlmap.py -u http://www.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com/standard.html&id=30 --dbs How can I ...
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Access denied after inserting reflected XSS payload in JavaScript

I am getting multi reflection of my input on a websites page, one of the reflections of my input happens to be inside the <script> tag. The script tag that I just mentioned has it's src ...
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effective way to bypass Sucuri WAF on Sqlmap? [closed]

i'm struggling to bypass a website WAF that uses Sucuri WAF, i saw some tutorials online, and tried to mix them with some pre-defined sqlmap tampers, such as "randomcaso, charencode", but i wasn't ...
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Do I need a WAF in front of an API exposed by Google Cloud Endpoint

I have a backend API exposed to the internet by GCP's Google Cloud Endpoint (Extensible Service Proxy). Cloud Endpoint allows us to control which other backend services can access the API and block ...
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WAF/IDS detection question

I've been writing scripts to identify WAF's on websites, and have come across one that appears, A LOT. The HTML always looks like this: <title>403 Forbidden</title> </head><...
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Internet traffic redirect from WAF to Cloud Network - Encrypted vs unencrypted

What are security best practices to determine if WAF should redirect Internet traffic to cloud network as encrypted or unencrypted ?
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Trying to do a chunked multipart post request, nginx and php both returns 400 error

I'm trying to use chunked protocol and multipart protocol in a POST request, like this All new-line symbols are \r\n, e.g POST http://127.0.0.1/print.php?a=1&b=2 HTTP/1.1 accept-language: * ...
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What does `&==;` mean with regard to Python Django and bypassing WAFs?

I'm reading someone's slides on bypassing WAFs. &==; : Python Django between parameters; FooBar==POST verb : Apache with PHP; <%I%M%U011e>==<IMG> : IIS ASP Classic; ;/path1 ...
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WAFDetect Extension of Burpsuite

I am creating a list of tools for waf fingerprinting. I have installed waf-detect plugin from bapp store in burpsuite. This plugin runs in the background and create passive scanner issues when WAF ...
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Web application firewall using machine learning and how to implement it [closed]

I want to create a web application firewall from scratch. I am going to use machine learning to train it to classify malicious and clean queries. My dilemma is that I am a beginner and am unable to ...
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Protection against command injection with modsecurity

I want to know if modsecurity can protect against command injection and file inclusion. I tested modsecurity with free version and run dvwa which is vulnerable page . But command injection is possible ...
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What are possible security problems of enabling HTTP2?

I want to enable HTTP2 for several web servers but I'm worried about the possible security implications. I think about something like: HTTP2 implementations are maybe more error prone than mature ...
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Wordpress - blocked by firewall for Malicious File Upload

Our work website is getting flooded with these types of hacks: The files are getting uploaded throughout the entire site (not just the url shown in the picture). I our site is still up and running ...
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Is defending a server from BFA with 2 WAFs possible and common?

I am not of the IS field and hence reference this to the experts here - My question regards to defending a server from a Brute Force Attack (BFA) with 2 Web Application Firewalls (WAFs). The question ...
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Can a WAF block or detect crafted html file and obfuscated PHP script/shell

What happened was, a friend's company is using dated dot net nuke framework. A html page with 'hacked by xxxx' was found uploaded onto the web server. Upon investigating, it is determined that a ...
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WAF - How to tell what automated tool is causing alerts

When a WAF is throwing alerts your way is there a tool or way to fingerprint the the script or automated tool the potential attacker is using against the site? What techniques can I use to narrow ...
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What is the best material for building an web application firewall? [closed]

I am a newbie in this field, and want to study more about Web Application Firewall. Could anyone tell me any materials or tutorials that I can refer in order to write (build) a Web Application ...
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Using user agent & inputs for SQL injection with ModSecurity WAF

I'm trying to test a challenge website using ModSecurity as a WAF. When I put ' in the user agent I got an error from MySQL. You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds ...
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Why can't persistence XSS be detected by a Web Application Firewall?

This OWASP article mentioned that "Using data validation, only reflected XSS can be detected and prevented, persistent XSS cannot be detected, DOM-based XSS only to be limited degree if part of the ...
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Where should the SCEP requests be decrypted?

Let's say you provide a SCEP service available to the outside world, where should the SCEP requests be decrypted? At the load balancer, in the backend server, elsewhere? It doesn't look like there is ...
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Does a Web Application Firewall only protect OSI layer 7?

Does a Web Application Firewall (WAF) that is protecting application layer 7, as well protect other layers of the The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model?
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Security implications of WAF revealing internal IP addresses

What are the security implications of a web app firewall/load balancer revealing internal IPs of the web sites behind it to the outside world? A specific example is with F5 products: They use a ...
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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 whitelist all the APIs and static resources of an application. Although from the security ...
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Reverse Proxy + WAF

AS part of network design, I am implementing a HTTP Reverse proxy as well as a WAF. The HTTP Proxy, I am thinking about terminating SSL, on either the outer firewall - so the WAF can insect the layer ...
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SSL certs signed by different CA

Have a question on SSL certs signed by different CA. in the past, my web server cert is signed with CA1 and it was also imported into the web app firewall for SSL traffic monitoring. Now, I have ...
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WebDAV automatically attempting to connect remotely because of DFS namespace?

I recently bought and Installed a WAF (after much begging). I have a DFS namespace called \\mycompany.com\ which is based on my Active Directory domain name mycompany.com. My website domain is ...