Testing for configuration management

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4.3 Testing for Configuration and Deployment management


Understanding the deployed configuration of the server hosting the web application is almost as important as the application security testing itself. After all, an application chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Application platforms are wide and varied, but some key platform configuration errors can compromise the application in the same way an unsecured application can compromise the server.

In order to evaluate the readiness of the application platform, testing for configuration management includes the following sections:

4.3.1 Test Network/Infrastructure Configuration (OTG-CONFIG-001)

4.3.2 Test Application Platform Configuration (OTG-CONFIG-002)

4.3.3 Test File Extensions Handling for Sensitive Information (OTG-CONFIG-003)

4.3.4 Review Old, Backup and Unreferenced Files for Sensitive Information (OTG-CONFIG-004)

4.3.5 Enumerate Infrastructure and Application Admin Interfaces (OTG-CONFIG-005)

4.3.6 Test HTTP Methods (OTG-CONFIG-006)

4.3.7 Test HTTP Strict Transport Security (OTG-CONFIG-007)

4.3.8 Test RIA cross domain policy (OTG-CONFIG-008)