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OWASP ZAP 2.3.0 psiinon (Apr 10)
Hi folks,

OWASP ZAP 2.3.0 is now available :

Quick summary of the main changes:

* A ZAP 'lite' version in addition to the existing 'full' version
* View, intercept, manipulate, resend and fuzz client-side (browser) events
* Enhanced authentication support
* Support for non standard apps
* Input Vector scripts
* Scan policy - fine grained control
* Advanced Scan dialog

Re: Web Application Vulnerability Categorization m () d m0nk (Apr 03)
Thank you guys - got the idea.

Re: Web Application Vulnerability Categorization Dave Ferguson (Apr 03)
In terms of OWASP Top Ten, yes - I would categorize it under Broken
Auth & Session Management.

Also, check out the OWASP cheat sheet on this topic for helpful
remediation advice.


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Re: Web Application Vulnerability Categorization Seth Art (Apr 02)

This CWE fits pretty closely: CWE-640: Weak Password Recovery
Mechanism for Forgotten Password -


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Web Application Vulnerability Categorization m () d m0nk (Apr 01)
Hello Team,


I have a web app with a password recovery option. There is a secret
question and if the user enters the correct answer to the secret
question, the username and password is provided to the user.

If the password recover page / module allows multiple tries
(brute-force and no CAPTCHA or similar mechanism), can we categorize
this vulnerability under "Broken Authentication and Session
Management" or does this...

Administrivia: Excessive CC's Andrew van der Stock (Mar 15)
Hi there,

There's a really useful question that I've rejected (along with a
great answer) as the question has about one bazillion security lists
in the To list.

I'd love to publish more discussions here and revitalise the list, but
not by by accepting a massive DDoS mail loop in the making, or
requiring all the other list admins to agree with my moderation

So if you want to publish a question here, please go ahead, but...

Hacking in Schools Pete Herzog (Feb 25)
How to teach hacking in school and open up education:



Google XXE Vulnerability Mark Litchfield (Feb 22)
Hi All,

There was an XML external entity vulnerability within Googles Public
data explorer. This was submitted to Google as part of their Bug Bounty

For the full write up with screen shots -

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PHP wrapper question Mark Litchfield (Feb 19)
Reaching out for some help / ideas.

I have an XXE that works but when processing large files it fails

For example, the below attack will work sending to my instance of Netcat
the base64 encoded string of win.ini. A nice POC, but not exactly what
I am looking. (We are using base64 to ensure any line feeds are removed
or other data that would cause XML processing errors)

<!ENTITY % payload SYSTEM...

Shopify (Bug Bounty) - XML External Entity Vulnerability Mark Litchfield (Feb 17)
Shopify suffered from an XXE attack within their online stores domain -

They were extremely quick in confirming and fixing the issue (even
though it was a Sunday).

Full details with the usual screen shots can be found at

OWASP Xenotix XSS Exploit Framework V5 Released Ajin Abraham (Feb 13)
Happy Valentines day wishes. I am glad to inform that, OWASP
Xenotix XSS Exploit Framework V5 is Released.

OWASP Xenotix XSS Exploit Framework is an advanced Cross Site
Scripting (XSS) vulnerability detection and exploitation framework. It
provides Zero False Positive scan results with its unique Triple
Browser Engine (Trident, WebKit, and Gecko) embedded scanner. It is
claimed to have the world's 2nd largest XSS Payloads of...

Ebay, Inc Bug Bounty - GoStoreGo Administrative Authentication Bypass to all online stores Mark Litchfield (Feb 12)
This attack allowed for a cross store (so essentially unauthenticated,
as we have not authenticated to our target store) privilege escalation
attack creating an administrative user on any *.gostorego.com store.

As indicated by their own website, there are over 200,000 active
stores.This attack allows access to 200,000 x Customers x data = Y.Due
to the nature of the attack, it would trivial to automate an attack that
would give us an...

International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IF 0.727): Special Issue on Research Advances in Security and Privacy for Smart Cities Georgios Kambourakis (Feb 10)
[My apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message.]

Call for articles for International Journal of Distributed Sensor
Networks (IF 0.727)

Special Issue on
Research Advances in Security and Privacy for Smart Cities


Security for smart cities is considered to embrace both urban security
subsystems and infrastructure security ones. So, while urban security
and privacy are mostly...

Damn Vulnerable IOS App v1.0 launched Prateek Gianchandani (Feb 05)
Hi All,

It gives me great pleasure to announce v1.0 of Damn Vulnerable IOS =

Application http://damnvulnerableiosapp.com

Damn Vulnerable IOS App (DVIA) is an IOS application that is damn =

vulnerable. Its main goal is to provide a platform to mobile security =

enthusiasts/professionals or students to test their IOS penetration =

testing skills in a legal environment. This application covers all the =

common vulnerabilities found in IOS...

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