SpoC 007 - Attacks Reference Guide - Progress Page

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The Attack reference guide is being developed by NSRAV Security Research group and Przemyslaw 'Rezos' Skowron. In order to avoid work superposition, the project was divided in 3 phases comprising the following activities:

  1. Attack list revision and description (60% of the project)
  2. Attacks categorization (20% of the project)
  3. Research and describe new attacks (20% of the project)

Total project status: 70% Done!

Contents

CheckPoints and Decision

Phase 1 - 66% Done

  • Attack List Revision: Done!

Total number of items on the Attack Guide: 91!

We note that Attack reference guide was previously defined based on CWE - Common Weakness Enumeration, which defines global software weakness and threats. In order to develop the Attack reference guide focused on Web application attacks, we removed some items from the list. IN addition, other items were too generic or redundant and they were removed too. It was removed 25 items, as follows:

    • Link Following
    • Log forging
    • Logic/time bomb
    • PRNG permanent compromise attack
    • Script in IMG tags
    • Template:Attack
    • Unquoted Search Path or Element
    • Web problems
    • Wildcard or Matching Element
    • Windows ::DATA alternate data stream
    • Windows hard link
    • Windows MS-DOS device names
    • Windows Path Link problems
    • Windows Shortcut Following (.LNK)
    • Windows Virtual File problems
    • OS Injection
    • OS Command Injection
    • Cross_Site_Scripting
    • Cross-Site_Scripting
    • XSS Attacks
    • Interpreter Injection
    • One-click attack
    • CSRF
    • XSRF
    • API Abuse
  • Attacks Description: 30 of 56 items done!

Phase 2 - DONE!

The attacks categorization was based on Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification - CAPEC, since it is maintained by a respected entity and wide enough to fit all web application attacks.

The categories defined are:

  • Abuse of Functionality
  • Spoofing
  • Probabilistic Techniques
  • Exploitation of Authentication
  • Resource Depletion
  • Exploitation of Privilege/Trust
  • Injection (Injecting Control Plane content through the Data Plane)
  • Data Structure Attacks
  • Data Leakage Attacks
  • Resource Manipulation
  • Protocol Manipulation
  • Time and State Attacks

It was also defined the threats categorization based on WASC Threat Classification v2, under development.

Phase 3

  • Research new attacks
  • New attacks description