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An application may require an administrator interface to enable a privileged user to access functionality that may make changes to how the site functions. Such changes may include:
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- user account provisioning
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In many instances, such interfaces are usually implemented with little thought of how to separate them from the normal users of the site. Testing is aimed at discovering these administrator interfaces and accessing functionality intended for the privileged users.
 
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Revision as of 23:05, 21 August 2008

OWASP Testing Guide v3 Table of Contents

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Contents


This is a draft of a section of the new Testing Guide v3

Brief Summary


Administrator interfaces may be present in the application or on the application server to allow certain users to undertake privileged activities on the site. Tests should be undertaken to reveal if and how this privileged functionality can be accessed by an unauthorized or standard user.

Description of the Issue


An application may require an administrator interface to enable a privileged user to access functionality that may make changes to how the site functions. Such changes may include:

- user account provisioning - Site design and layout - data manipultion - configuration changes

In many instances, such interfaces are usually implemented with little thought of how to separate them from the normal users of the site. Testing is aimed at discovering these administrator interfaces and accessing functionality intended for the privileged users.

Black Box testing and example

Testing for Topic X vulnerabilities:
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Result Expected:
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Gray Box testing and example

Testing for Topic X vulnerabilities:
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Result Expected:
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References

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