Testing for WS HTTP GET parameters/REST attacks (OWASP-WS-005)

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HTTP GET parameters.


Many XML applications are invoked by passing them parameters using HTTP GET queries.

Example: The HTTP request with query string /viewDetail=detail-10293, the HTTP GET parameter is detail- 10293).

These are sometimes known as “REST-style" Web Services. These Web Services can be attacked by passing malicious content on the HTTP GET string (e.g. Extra long parameters (2048 chars), SQL statements/injection or OS Injection parameters). (REST = Representational State Transfer).