Fortify - Application Security
Recent statistics show that almost half of breaches that cause material damage occur via applications. HP Fortify provides software and services that help organization secure applications to prevent those attacks. This blog serves as a platform for our penetration testers, product managers and marketers, and software engineers to provide analysis and insight regarding both web application security and how organizations can utilize our products and services to better secure their applications. For more information, visit www.hp.com/go/fortify

Application Security Testing – A journey from XSS to System Shell

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Is it possible to go from a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) flaw to obtain a system shell? During a web application security test earlier this year, I noticed an XSS flaw that allowed me to do just that. So how do we go from XSS to server access? Read on to find out!

 

 

Understanding Cross-Frame Scripting

websec.jpgThere’s a lot of confusion around Cross-frame Scripting.

 

I’ve seen a number of online resources that describe it as just another type of Cross-site scripting, which only makes sense if you also misunderstand Cross-site scripting.

 

A significant part of the misunderstanding comes from authoritative sources being unclear at best—if not outright incorrect—in how they explain the issue…

Tags: webappsec| XSRF| XSS
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