XXE DoS and .Net

Posted by on May 6, 2019 · Comments Off on XXE DoS and .Net
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External XML Entity (XXE) vulnerabilities can be more than just a risk of remote code execution (RCE), information leakage, or server side request forgery (SSRF). A denial of service (DoS) attack is commonly overlooked. However, given a mis-configured XML parser, it may be possible for an attacker to cause a denial of service attack and ...

Overview of Web Security Policies

Posted by on June 27, 2018 · Comments Off on Overview of Web Security Policies
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A vulnerability was just identified in your website. How would you know? The process of vulnerability disclosure to an organization is often very difficult to identify. Whether you are offering any type of bounty for security bugs or not, it is important that there is a clear path for someone to notify you of a potential ...

Intro to npm-audit

Posted by on June 27, 2018 · 1 Comment
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Our applications rely more and more on external packages to enable quick deployment and ease of development. While these packages help reduce the code we have to write ourselves, it still may present risk to our application. If you are building Nodejs applications, you are probably using npm to manage your packages. For those ...

XSS in Script Tag

Posted by on June 27, 2018 · Comments Off on XSS in Script Tag
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Cross-site scripting is a pretty common vulnerability, even with many of the new advances in UI frameworks. One of the first things we mention when discussing the vulnerability is to understand the context. Is it HTML, Attribute, JavaScript, etc.? This understanding helps us better understand the types of characters that can be used to expose ...

JavaScript in an HREF or SRC Attribute

Posted by on November 30, 2017 · Comments Off on JavaScript in an HREF or SRC Attribute
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The anchor (<a>) HTML tag is commonly used to provide a clickable link for a user to navigate to another page. Did you know it is also possible to set the HREF attribute to execute JavaScript. A common technique is to use the onclick event of the anchor tab to execute a JavaScript method when ...

The end of Request Validation

Posted by on June 1, 2017 · Comments Off on The end of Request Validation
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One of the often overlooked features of ASP.Net applications was request validation. If you are a .Net web developer, you have probably seen this before. I have certainly covered it on multiple occasions on this site. The main goal: help reduce XSS type input from being supplied by the user. .Net Core has opted to ...

Security Tips for Copy/Paste of Code From the Internet

Posted by on February 6, 2017 · Comments Off on Security Tips for Copy/Paste of Code From the Internet
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Developing applications has long involved using code snippets found through textbooks or on the Internet. Rather than re-invent the wheel, it makes sense to identify existing code that helps solve a problem. It may also help speed up the development time. Years ago, maybe 12, I remember a co-worker that had a SQL Injection vulnerability in ...

SQL Injection: Calling Stored Procedures Dynamically

Posted by on October 26, 2016 · Comments Off on SQL Injection: Calling Stored Procedures Dynamically
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It is not news that SQL Injection is possible within a stored procedure. There have been plenty of articles discussing this issues. However, there is a unique way that some developers execute their stored procedures that make them vulnerable to SQL Injection, even when the stored procedure itself is actually safe. Look ...

XXE in .Net and XPathDocument

Posted by on September 12, 2016 · Comments Off on XXE in .Net and XPathDocument
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XXE, or XML External Entity, is an attack against applications that parse XML. It occurs when XML input contains a reference to an external entity that it wasn't expected to have access to. Through this article, I will discuss how .Net handles XML for certain objects and how to properly configure these objects to block ...

XXE and .Net

Posted by on May 26, 2016 · Comments Off on XXE and .Net
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XXE, or XML External Entity, is an attack against applications that parse XML. It occurs when XML input contains a reference to an external entity that it wasn't expected to have access to. Through this article, I will discuss how .Net handles XML for certain objects and how to properly configure these objects to ...

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