Hacking Exposed Web Applications

by Joel Scambray, Mike Shema

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Book Description

In today's world of pervasive Internet connectivity and rapidly evolving Web technology, online security is as critical as it is challenging. With the enhanced availability of information and services online and Web-based attacks and break-ins on the rise, security risks are at an all time high. Hacking Exposed Web Applications shows you, step-by-step, how to defend against the latest Web-based attacks by understanding the hacker's devious methods and thought processes. Discover how intruders gather information, acquire targets, identify weak spots, gain control, and cover their tracks. You'll get in-depth coverage of real-world hacks-both simple and sophisticated-and detailed countermeasures to protect against them.

What you'll learn:
- The proven Hacking Exposed methodology to locate, exploit, and patch vulnerable platforms and applications
- How attackers identify potential weaknesses in Web application components
- What devastating vulnerabilities exist within Web server platforms such as Apache, Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS), Netscape Enterprise Server, J2EE, ASP.NET, and more
- How to survey Web applications for potential vulnerabilities -including checking directory structures, helper files, Java classes and applets, HTML comments, forms, and query strings
- Attack methods against authentication and session management features such as cookies, hidden tags, and session identifiers
- Most common input validation attacks-crafted input, command execution characters, and buffer overflows
- Countermeasures for SQL injection attacks such as robust error handling, custom stored procedures, and proper database configuration
- XML Web services vulnerabilities and best practices
- Tools and techniques used to hack Web clients-including cross-site scripting, active content attacks and cookie manipulation
-Valuable checklists and tips on hardening Web applications and clients based on the authors' consulting experiences

This open book is licensed under a Open Publication License (OPL). You can download Hacking Exposed Web Applications ebook for free in PDF format (8.6 MB).

Table of Contents

Part I
Chapter 1
Introduction to Web Applications and Security
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Hacking Web Servers
Chapter 4
Surveying the Application
Part II
The Attack
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Attacking Session State Management
Chapter 8
Input Validation Attacks
Chapter 9
Attacking Web Datastores
Chapter 10
Attacking Web Services
Chapter 11
Hacking Web Application Management
Chapter 12
Web Client Hacking
Chapter 13
Case Studies
Part III
Appendix A
Web Site Security Checklist
Appendix B
Web Hacking Tools and Techniques Cribsheet
Appendix C
Using Libwhisker
Appendix D
UrlScan Installation and Configuration

Book Details

Computer Science
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
8.6 MB
Open Publication License

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