OWASP Newsletter 2
Using the same format as used in OWASP Newsletter 1 this is the page that will be used for the next Newsletter
- ORG (OWASP Report Generator) - New release of ORG Installer (1/15/2007)
- OWASP Live CD Beta Release - You can download it from http://www.packetfocus.com/hackos
- OWASP WebScarab NG Project - Rogan has been very busy on the new version of WebScarab, which is not complete, but is already in a very usable state (I already prefer it to the current version). Rogan needs your help in testing this version and sending in your comments. Quote from OWASP WebScarab NG Project: WebScarab-NG is a complete rewrite of the old WebScarab application, with a special focus on making the application more user-friendly. To this end, WebScarab-NG makes use of the Spring Rich Client Platform to provide the user interface features. By using the Spring Rich Client Platform, WebScarab-NG automatically gains things like default buttons, keyboard shortcuts, support for internationalisation, etc.
- Category:OWASP Testing Project - As per my last email to you, we have started a review process for new version of the OWASP Testing Guide v2 (which you can you can read it on line Testing Guide v2 wiki - 'Release Candidate 1' or view it in in Adobe PDF format or Ms Doc format). If you want to participate in this review see the OWASP_Testing_Project_v2.0_-_Review_Guidelines page.
Featured Story: Two free Java EE filters for CSRF, Reflected XSS, and Adobe XSS
OWASP contributors from Aspect Security have developed two new Java EE filters to protect against common web attacks. Just add a few lines to your web.xml file and enjoy the protection.
- CSRF and Reflected XSS Filter for Java EE
- This filter adds a random token to forms and URLs that prevent an attacker from executing both CSRF and reflected XSS attacks.
- Adobe XSS Filter for Java EE
- This filter protects against the recent XSS attacks on PDF files. By using a redirect and an encrypted token, this filter ensures that dangerous attacks are not passed into the Adobe reader plugin.
Latest Blog Entries
As posted in blogs.owasp.org
- from Eoin Keary blog
- from Life of an OWASP Chapter Leader blog
- from On Security blog
- Good Development Leads to Good Security, January 9th, 2007
- from HTTP SOAP Pen Testing blog
- Pen Testing Web Services, December 13th
Latest additions to the WIKI
- OWASP Testing Project v2.0 - Review Guidelines - Support page for the OWASP Testing Project V2.0 Review effortw where you will find more details on how to participate in this collaborative review process.
- Chapter Leader Handbook - Handbook for new and experienced chapter leaders on leading an active chapter community.
- OWASP WebScarab NG Project - Rogan details his work on the new version of WebScarab
- Phoenix/Tools - Good list of Web App Sec tools
- Eoin has been quite busy this week working on the new version of theCategory: OWASP Code Review Project
- Logging issues
- Reviewing Code for Buffer Overruns and Overflows
- Reviewing Code for OS Injection
- Reviewing Code for Data Validation
- Reviewing Code for Logging Issues
- Reviewing The Secure Code Environment
- Chapters Assigned
- just starting SQL Injection Cookbook template, SQL Injection Cookbook - Oracle, Preface , Reasons for using automated tools,Education and cultural change, Tool Deployment Model
- OWASP_AppSec_Conference_Sponsors - for you if you want to sponsor one of the next OWASP conferences. Quote from page: "OWASP is accepting sponsorships for the 2007 OWASP Conferences. Financial sponsorship for a conference will help defray the non-profit OWASP Foundation's expenses to prepare for and hold this conference."
- Chapter updates: New_Zealand , Denver, Washington DC
- Securing tomcat
- Cross-Site Request Forgery
- Chapter Rules
- OWASP Autumn of Code 2006 - Projects: Web Goat
- Feb 13 (18:00h) - Ireland chapter meeting
- Feb 6 (18:00h) - Melbourne chapter meeting
- Jan 31 (15:00h) - Mumbai chapter meeting
- Jan 30 (11:30h) - Austin chapter meeting
- Jan 25 (14:30h) - Italy@ISACA Rome
- Jan 23 (18:00h) - Belgium chapter meeting
- Jan 22 (18:00h) - Rochester chapter meeting
- Jan 17 (18:30h) - Denver chapter meeting
- Jan 16 (17:45h) - Edmonton chapter meeting
Application Security News (from Owasp.org)
- Jan 10 - Vulnerability Disclosure: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- More than a decade into the practice of vulnerability disclosure, where do we stand? Are we more secure? Or less?, three good articles: Microsoft: Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure Protects Users , Schneier: Full Disclosure of Security Vulnerabilities a ’Damned Good Idea’, The Vulnerability Disclosure Game: Are We More Secure? and The Chilling Effect