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'''Application Security Threats'''
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This category is for tagging common types of application security attacks.
  
This category is for common types of application security attacks. These 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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==What is an attack?==
  
An attack article should include:
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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.
* the [[:Category:Threat|Threat]]
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* the [[:Category:Vulnerability|Vulnerability]]
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* a description of exactly how the attack works
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* tools and techniques for performing the attack
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All attack articles should follow the [[Attack template]].
  
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==Examples:==
 
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==Work to be done here includes==
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Creating articles for the following topics:
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*Brute Force Attacks
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*Account Lockout
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*Credential/Session Prediction
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*Unauthorized Access Attempts
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*Session Fixation
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*Session Hijacking
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*Cross-Site Scripting
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*Buffer Overflow Attack
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*Format String Attack
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*Directory Indexing
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*File Path Abuse
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*Traffic Flood
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*Automation of Functionality
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*File location guessing (see [[Guessed or visible temporary file]]
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* ... make sure the attack is listed for each [[:Category:Vulnerability|vulnerability]]
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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]]
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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]]
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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)
  
 
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:
* [[Command injection]]
 
 
* [[Log injection]]
 
* [[Log injection]]
 
* [[Resource exhaustion]]
 
* [[Resource exhaustion]]
* [[SQL injection]]
 
 
* [[Reflection injection]]
 
* [[Reflection injection]]
 
* [[Reflection attack in an auth protocol]]
 
* [[Reflection attack in an auth protocol]]
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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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D

E

I

P

R

S

Pages in category "Attack"

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

A

B

C

C cont.

D

E

F

H

I

L

M

O

P

P cont.

R

S

T

U

W

X