Category:OWASP Securing WebGoat using ModSecurity Project

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Project Name OWASP Securing WebGoat using ModSecurity Project
Short Project Description The purpose of this project is to create custom Modsecurity rulesets that, in addition to the Core Set, will protect WebGoat 5.1 from as many of its vulnerabilities as possible (the goal is 90%) without changing one line of source code. To ensure that it will be a complete 'no touch' on WebGoat and its environment, ModSecurity will be configured on Apache server as a remote proxy server. For those vulnerabilities that cannot be prevented (partially or not at all), I will document my efforts in attempting to protect them. Business logic vulnerabilities will be particularly challenging to solve.
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OWASP WebGoat Project

Welcome to the OWASP Securing WebGoat using ModSecurity Project

The purpose of the OWASP Securing WebGoat using ModSecurity Project is to use ModSecurity 2.5 to protect WebGoat 5.2 from as many of its vulnerabilities as possible (the goal is 90%).

Securing WebGoat using ModSecurity Project wiki v1.0

Mailing List

Project News

  • 10 Feb 2009:
    • This project in book form can be bought or downloaded (for free) at the OWASP bookstore at (thanks a lot to Paulo Coimbra for getting this done).

  • 31 Dec 2008:
    • This project was discussed by Arshan Dabirsiaghi, Jeff Williams, Jeremiah Grossman, and Jim Manico in OWASP Podcast #1 starting at the 58 minute mark.
    • Project member Stephen Craig Evans talks about the project as the guest of Jim Manico in OWASP Podcast #2.
  • 29 Nov 2008:
    • Added Appendix D to wiki, "Additional important stuff", which includes the wiki in a Word document (here) and some slide decks
    • Tested out the mailing list
    • Sent an email to OWASP Leaders and to Kenneth van Wyck's Secure Coding list to inform them of the project and its current state
  • 16 Nov 2008 - Added 'Section 4.4: Unfinished Business' which includes discussions about concurrent file access and Lua security.
  • 06 Nov 2008 - Gave 2 project presentations at the OWASP EU Summit in Portugal.
  • 05 Nov 2008 - Finished incorporating all reviewer comments.
  • 22 Oct 2008 - Wiki updates; project near 100% completion.
  • 14 Jul 2008 - Project wiki created and under construction.

Mentions in the Media

ModSecurity Blog

OWASP EU Summit in Portugal: Thursday

OWASP Podcast #2 Securing Webgoat with ModSecurity

Waffing: ModSecurity applied

WebGoat, Lua, and ModSecurity verses Password Guessing



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