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Attacks are the techniques that attackers use to exploit the vulnerabilities in applications. Attacks are often confused with vulnerabilities, so please try to be sure that the attack you are describing is something that an attacker would do, rather than a weakness in an application.
 
Attacks are the techniques that attackers use to exploit the vulnerabilities in applications. Attacks are often confused with vulnerabilities, so please try to be sure that the attack you are describing is something that an attacker would do, rather than a weakness in an application.
 
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All attack articles should follow the [[Attack template]].
 
All attack articles should follow the [[Attack template]].
  
==Work to be done here includes==
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==Examples:==
 
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We're in the process of creating, organizing, and completing the attack articles. If you'd like to help, find some stub articles in this category and fill in the details.
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Creating articles for the following topics:
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*Brute Force: Is an exhaustive attack that works by testing every possible value of a parameter (password, file name, etc.) [[:Brute_force_attack|Brute_force_attack]]
*Unauthorized Access Attempts
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*Cache Poisoning: Is an attack that seeks to introduce false or malicious data into a web cache, normally via HTTP Response Splitting.  [[:Cache_Poisoning|Cache_Poisoning]]
*File location guessing (see [[Guessed or visible temporary file]])
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*DNS Poisoning: Is an attack that seeks to introduce false DNS address information into the cache of a DNS server, where it will be served to other users enabling a variety of attacks. (e.g., Phishing)
*URL Redirection
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* ... make sure the attack is listed for each [[:Category:Vulnerability|vulnerability]]
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Note: many of the items marked vulnerabilities from CLASP and other places are really attacks. Some of the more obvious are:
 
Note: many of the items marked vulnerabilities from CLASP and other places are really attacks. Some of the more obvious are:
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Latest revision as of 07:48, 10 August 2012

This category is for tagging common types of application security attacks.

What is an attack?

Attacks are the techniques that attackers use to exploit the vulnerabilities in applications. Attacks are often confused with vulnerabilities, so please try to be sure that the attack you are describing is something that an attacker would do, rather than a weakness in an application.

All attack articles should follow the Attack template.

Examples:

  • Brute Force: Is an exhaustive attack that works by testing every possible value of a parameter (password, file name, etc.) Brute_force_attack
  • Cache Poisoning: Is an attack that seeks to introduce false or malicious data into a web cache, normally via HTTP Response Splitting. Cache_Poisoning
  • DNS Poisoning: Is an attack that seeks to introduce false DNS address information into the cache of a DNS server, where it will be served to other users enabling a variety of attacks. (e.g., Phishing)

Note: many of the items marked vulnerabilities from CLASP and other places are really attacks. Some of the more obvious are:

Subcategories

This category has the following 12 subcategories, out of 12 total.

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Pages in category "Attack"

The following 68 pages are in this category, out of 68 total.

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C

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M

O

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P cont.

R

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