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The Manager’s Guide to Web Application Security: A Concise Guide to the Weaker Side of the Web by Ron Lepofsky

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CHAPTER 4

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Web Application Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures

Chapter 3 identified many commonly found vulnerabilities in my real experience as an auditor. This chapter explains how to remediate each vulnerability. For both chapters, the vulnerabilities and their remediations are grouped into classes or variations on a theme of susceptibility. The classes are:

  • authentication
  • session management
  • access control
  • input validation
  • redirects and forwards
  • injection flaws
  • unauthorized view of data
  • error handling
  • cross-site scripting
  • security misconfigurations
  • denial of service
  • related security issues

For brevity and clarity, in this chapter the recommendations ...

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