Web Application Vulnerabilities

Automatic Detection of Web Application Security Flaws

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Web applications are poorly programmed, highly vulnerable, and highly exposed. Black-box analysis of web apps is relatively easy but limited; white-box analysis of source code is promising but difficult. Input validation problems are the most common vulnerability in web apps. We have created a tool which implements a language-theoretic approach for static source code analysis, capable of assessing web applications security against a set of rules. Our tool is still under heavy development for refining many simplifications.

The Five Myths of Web Application Security

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Web application security is a critical component of an organization's overall security posture because web applications are a gateway into backend databases that hold critical corporate information and assets. More companies than ever are doing business on the web, yet only a relatively small percentage of websites are regularly and professionally tested for vulnerabilities. As organizations tighten up the network perimeter, hackers are focusing attention toward weaker targets, the web applications. Increasing the challenge, most ecommerce websites are constantly changing, to update product information and business functionality. These trends drastically increase the likelihood of website vulnerabilities and eventually lead to compromise.

Web Application Security: The Overlooked Vulnerabilities

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Are you adequately protecting the web applications that your business depends on? Software flaws are rapidly becoming the vulnerabilities of choice to attackers determined to exploit mission critical systems. However, it isn’t just vulnerabilities in the web applications that organizations need to be concerned about. Vulnerabilities across the entire enterprise application stack—including web and application servers, databases and operating systems—that form the foundation for web applications, also need to be addressed. Publicity around breaches and regulatory pressures are pushing web application security further in the spotlight. Traditional approaches to web application security, including web application firewalls, and web security modules, can be costly and complex, and do not ultimately protect the entire application stack. Host-based intrusion defense with deep packet inspection is a new approach that addresses the need of organizations to shield vulnerabilities across the entire application stack.

Web Application Vulnerabilities and Avoiding Application Exposure

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The introduction of BIG-IP® Application Security Manager (ASM) version 9.4.2 marks a major step forward. BIG-IP ASM now offers more features that are easier to use than prior versions, enabling more granular inspection and policy specification, and helping to maintain its position at the vanguard of Web Application Firewalls (WAFs). In truth, BIG-IP ASM version 9.4.2 is more than just a WAF. This version of BIG-IP ASM moves toward the concept of Application Delivery Security, enabling any back-end application—not just traditional web applications like most WAFs do currently—to benefit from its protection. Much like the other products in the BIG-IP line, BIG-IP ASM is part of an end-to-end strategy that integrates security into a high-performance application delivery structure. Security is not about the way communication occurs with the client, it’s about the data that goes to the client.