OWASP Code Kids 2015 Ideas

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The tasks are grouped into the categories described below. Please make sure each task is assigned a category.

Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code.

Documentation/Training: Tasks related to creating/editing documents and helping others learn more

Outreach/Research: Tasks related to community management, outreach/marketing, or studying problems and recommending solutions

Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality

User Interface: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction

OWASP ZAP

OWASP ZAP Task 1

Brief description:

Write a blogpost about CMS-scnanning techniques, this will include web-apps fingerprinting methods, vulnerability checking using on-line databases and a survey of existing tools.

Task Category:

Documentation

Expected Results:

A professional blogpost that will be published on OWASP website

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Good understanding of web security basics, Knowledge on how do CMSs work and good writing skills.

Mentors: Abdelhadi


OWASP ZAP Task 2

Brief description:

Rebuild the CMSscanner GUI including a progress bar that shows scanning progress and a textzone to display tried strings and paths used by the scanner in real time

Task Category:

Code/Design

Expected Results:

New GUI with progress bar and displaying paths when scanning

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Java language, GUI design.

Mentors: Abdelhadi

OWASP ZAP Task 3

Brief description:

In this task you are required to reproduce vulnerabilities in OWASP web goat using Owasp ZAP and zest scripts. The chosen challenge must be solved using ZAP and the resolution must be stored as a zest script. This task should help documenting of web goat and providing some working examples of Mozilla Zest scripts.

Task Category:

Code

Expected Results:

Zest scripts which reproduces some of the vulnerabilities challange of Owasp WebGoat.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Comfortable in Javascript and HTML. Good understanding of Application Security and related vulnerabilities.

Mentors: Alessandro Secco

OWASP OWTF

OWASP OWTF Task 1

Brief Explanation:

Task description

Task Category:

Eg. Code Category

Expected Results:

Describe the expected results of the task

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Comfortable in PHP, HTML and possibly Javascript. Good understanding of Application Security and related vulnerabilities.

Mentors: XXXXXX

OWASP WIKI

Brief Explanation:

Design a new logo for the Latam Tour 2015. The logo must resemble previous editions of the Tour and represent the Latin America region. It would be better if the new logo is based on the OWASP logo. As a reference, here is the Latam Tour 2014 Logo:

OWASP_Latam_Tour_Logo_2014.png

Task Category:

Design

Expected Results:

Latam Tour 2015 logo in either psd or jpeg format.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Familiarity with Photoshop/GIMP or any other designing software.

Mentors: Fabio Cerullo

OWASP WebGoatPHP

Task 1: Implement "remember me" feature

Brief Explanation:

Implement a secure "Remember me" feature in user login form using cookies. At present the remember me check box is present in the form but it does nothing.

Task Category:

Code

Expected Results:

If user checks the "remember me" check box when logging in, then the user will not be required to login every time he visits the application within X days.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Comfortable in PHP, HTML and possibly Javascript. Good understanding of Application Security and related vulnerabilities.

Reference:

https://github.com/shivamdixit/WebGoatPHP/issues/45

Code:

app/control/user/login.php

Mentors: Shivam Dixit


Task 2: Make workshop mode dashboard responsive

Brief Explanation:

In workshop mode of the application, the side panel of admin dashboard is not responsive i.e it does not fits well in smaller size screen resolutions. If the screen size is small the side panel should shrink into a smaller panel preferably at the bottom of the application.

Task Category:

Code

Expected Results:

Panel perfectly adjusts on small screen resolutions.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

CSS (media queries), HTML

Reference:

https://github.com/shivamdixit/WebGoatPHP/issues/26

Code:

style/dashboard.css

Mentors: Shivam Dixit


Brief Explanation:

Design a new logo for the application. The logo must resemble various aspects of the application. It would be better if the new logo is based on the OWASP logo.

Task Category:

Design

Expected Results:

WebGoatPHP logo in either psd or jpeg format.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Familiarity with Photoshop/GIMP or any other designing software.

Mentors: Shivam Dixit

Task 4: WebGoatPHP deployment screencast

Brief Explanation:

Deploy the application on the local server without using vagrant and record a screencast of the process. Upload to a video streaming service and comment link on the melange for mentor to review.

Task Category:

Code

Expected Results:

The screencast should clearly contain all the steps required for the deployment and how to troubleshoot most common errors in the whole process.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Familiarity with an operating system (Linux/Windows)

Mentors: Shivam Dixit


Task 5: Create a SQL injection challenge

Brief Explanation:

Single user mode of WebGoatPHP consist of set of challenges. These challenges simulate various real world security vulnerabilities in web applications. You have to add a challenge under category "Injection Attacks" which simulates a SQL injection vulnerability in single user mode. The input data must be of type string and the challenge should mimic some real world scenario.

Task Category:

Code

Expected Results:

A challenge which helps user understand SQLi vulnerability by allowing him to exploit the vulnerability.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Comfortable in PHP, HTML and possibly Javascript. Good understanding of Application Security and related vulnerabilities.

Reference:

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/SQL_Injection

https://github.com/shivamdixit/WebGoatPHP/blob/master/README.md#adding-a-lessonchallenge

Mentors: Shivam Dixit


Task 6-20: WebGoatPHP challenges screencast series

Brief Explanation:

In this task you are required to record screencast of how to solve a particular single user mode challenge. The screencast should start by providing an overview of the vulnerability that will be exploited, then step by step instructions on how to exploit the vulnerability. The screencast should conclude on a note that how to avoid this vulnerability in your application. The length of the screencast would vary according to the challenge but it should neither be too long nor too short.

Task - Screencast of challenge.....

Task 6 - HTTP Basic

Task 7 - Using Access Control Matrix

Task 8 - Business Layer Access Control

Task 9 - Path Based Access Control

Task 10 - Same Origin Policy Protection

Task 11 - Forgot Password

Task 12 - Discover clues in HTML

Task 13 - JS Obfuscation

Task 14 - XSS 1 (Reflected)

Task 15 - XSS 2 (Stored)

Task 16 - XSS 3 (DOM)

Task 17 - Fail Open Authentication

Task 18 - Log Spoofing

Task 19 - Numeric SQL Injection

Task 20 - XPATH injection

Task Category:

Code

Expected Results:

A screencast explaining the vulnerability involved in a particular challenge.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Comfortable in PHP, HTML and possibly Javascript. Good understanding of Application Security and related vulnerabilities.

Mentors: Shivam Dixit

OWASP CSRF Protector

Brief Explanation:

Design logos for the for CSRF Protector Project, possibly two versions one for php library and another one for Apache module. Both of them should resemble OWASP logo.

Task Category:

Design

Expected Results:

OWASP CSRF Protector logo in either psd or jpeg format.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Familiarity with Photoshop/GIMP or any other designing software.

Mentors: Minhaz

Task 3: Porting CSRF Protector PHP Wiki (from Github) to OWASP Wiki

Brief Explanation:

Currently we have wiki on how to use and deploy, at github. The task is to port them to OWASP Wiki as well so that it can be accessed directly.

Task Category:

Documentation

Expected Results:

Wiki for CSRF Protector php library in OWASP.ORG .

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Familiarity with wiki.

Reference

Github wiki for CSRF Protector php

Mentors: Minhaz

Task 4: Porting mod_csrfprotector Wiki (from Github) to OWASP Wiki

Brief Explanation:

Currently we have wiki on how to use and deploy, at github. The task is to port them to OWASP Wiki as well so that it can be accessed directly.

Task Category:

Documentation

Expected Results:

Wiki for mod_csrfprotector library in OWASP.ORG .

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Familiarity with wiki.

References

Github wiki for mod_csrfprotector

Mentors: Minhaz

Task 5-6: Create screencasts on how to deploy both version of CSRF Protector individually

Brief Explanation:

Create two screencasts, one for each, which explains how to deploy CSRF Protector in your existing web application.

Task Category:

Screencast

Expected Results:

Screencasts explaining how to use CSRF Protector with existing web applications.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Experience with php, HTML, and Apache (for mod_csrfprotector)


Mentors: Minhaz

OWASP Code Review Project

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Code_review_V2_Project

Task 1: Code Samples

Brief Explanation:

Code review guide has example code in .Net and Java and in some cases C++. We also want to include sample code in PHP and Ruby. We have existing example code in Java, .Net c#.

Task Category:

Code

Expected Results:

Follow existing code samples we need you to create Ruby and PHP where needed. All work will be shown in code review guide wiki. Please review code samples in code review guide wiki.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

php, and or Ruby

Mentors: Larry Conklin, Gary Robinson

Task 1.1: Code Samples

Session Handling. Need php and Java code examples

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/CRV2_SessionHandling

Task 1.2: Code Samples

Input validation. Need php code examples

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/CRV2_InputValIntro

Task 1.3: Code Samples

Handling Error Messages. Need pho code examples

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/CRV2_ErrorHandlingMessages

Task 1.4: Code Samples

Persistent – The Anti pattern. Need Ruby code examples.

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/CRV2_RevCodePersistentAntiPatternRuby

Task 1.5: Code Samples

Reflected - The Anti pattern. Need Ruby code examples.

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/CRV2_RevCodeReflectedAntiPatternIRuby

Task 1.6: Code Samples

Ruby - AntiPatttern

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/CRV2_AntiPatternPHP

Task 2: Documentation

Reviewing by Technical Control

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Code_review_V2_Table_of_Contents#Reviewing_by_Technical_Control

Reviewing by Vulnerability

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Code_review_V2_Table_of_Contents#Reviewing_by_Vulnerability

We need content from last two sections pulled from the wiki and added to a word doc and if possible have the content put into the following word doc template. Email me and I will send you the word template.

We realize that all of the content will not easily fit into the word template but they can do the best they can and that will be fine with us. We only have three rules.

Don’t delete anything even if you don’t agree with it. Don’t add anything unless it is well marked that you added it. Have fun and please ask questions. Please remember we have full time jobs and families. We will answer questions but maybe not as quickly as you would like. Yea, we are old grouchy men.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Basic understanding wiki editing, word understanding and ability to format text.

Mentors: Larry Conklin, Gary Robinson

OWASP Security Controls in Web Application Development Lifecycle

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Security_Controls_in_Web_Application_Development_Lifecycle

Task 1: Web Application Architecture

Brief Explanation:

To come out with a diagrammatic explanation of how a web application works. Each and every section in the diagram must be explained.

Task Category:

Architecture

Expected Results:

The architecture must clearly explain how a web application works irrespective of any technology.

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Good understanding of web applications

Brief Explanation:

To come out with a suitable logo for the project matching the project title

Task Category:

Designing Logo

Expected Results:

Project Logo

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Creative imagination

Task 3: Secure web application coding

Brief Explanation:

How to code a web application securely? E.g: Session Management, Input Validation, Error Logging, Configuration etc. with code examples. Technology : .NET / Java

Task Category:

Research & code snippets

Expected Results: Theory and Code

Knowledge Prerequisites:

Good research skills, proper understanding of coding in .NET and Java

Mentor: Nilay Sangani