The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an international organization dedicated to enhancing the security of web applications. As part of its mission, OWASP sponsors numerous security-related projects, one of the most popular being the Top 10 Project. This project publishes a list of what it considers the current top 10 web application security risks worldwide. The list describes each vulnerability, provides examples, and offers suggestions on how to avoid it. The most recent version of the top 10 list, officially published in June 2013, updated the 2010 list. The 2013 Top 10 list is based on data from seven application security firms, spanning over 500,000 vulnerabilities across hundreds of organizations. OWASP prioritized the top 10 according to their prevalence and their relative exploitability, detectability, and impact.
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how injection techniques might be used by a hacker to gain access to otherwise protected data.
Broken authentication and session management
how non-secure credentials practices and inadequate session management techniques let attackers gain access to web applications.
how hackers use cross-site cripting (XSS) to send malicious code to websites.
Insecure direct object reference
Websites often require users to provide values for their applications’ parameters. If these values are not properly vetted, hackers can use them to pass malicious commands to the site.
Misconfigured web servers provide hackers with opportunities to abuse websites.
Sensitive data exposure
Unencrypted data in transport can be vulnerable to attackers listening in on a connection. For example, unencrypted data stored on a server might be at risk through an SQL injection attack.
Missing function level access control
Examines missing function level access control, occurring when a lower-level-access user is inadvertently allowed access to a part of a website restricted to higher-level access. Administrators who elect to “hide” functions instead of protecting their applications at the function level can create these vulnerabilities.
Cross-site request forgery
Cross-site request forgery is a web application vulnerability that makes it possible for an attacker to force a user to unknowingly perform actions while they are logged into an application. Attackers commonly use CSRF attacks to target cloud storage, social media, banking, and online shopping sites because of the user information and actions available in those types of applications.
Heartbleed and Shellshock in action
Heartbleed and Shellshock are recent examples of this threat. There is a wealth of reusable software components available to application developers.
Unvalidated redirects and forwards
Web applications frequently redirect and forward users to other pages and websites. Without proper validation, attackers can redirect victims to malicious sites or use forwards to access unauthorized pages.
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