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CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide

By : Mike Chapple, David Seidl
Book Image

CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide

By: Mike Chapple, David Seidl

Overview of this book

The CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide: Exam PT0-001 offers comprehensive preparation for the newest intermediate cybersecurity certification exam. With expert coverage of Exam PT0-001 objectives, this book is your ideal companion throughout all stages of study; whether you’re just embarking on your certification journey or finalizing preparations for the big day, this invaluable resource helps you solidify your understanding of essential skills and concepts. The book shows how to perform security assessments on desktops, mobile devices, cloud, IoT, as well as industrial and embedded systems. You'll learn how to identify security weaknesses and manage system vulnerabilities. As you progress, you'll learn methods to ensure that existing cybersecurity practices, configurations, and policies conform with current best practices. You'll assess your knowledge by simulating cyber attacks to pinpoint security weaknesses in operating systems, networks, and applications. By the end of the book, you'll have all the resources you need to prepare for the exam - identify what you already know, learn what you don’t know, and face the exam with full confidence.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Chapter 9: Exploiting Application Vulnerabilities

  1. B. Input whitelisting approaches define the specific input type or range that users may provide. When developers can write clear business rules defining allowable user input, whitelisting is definitely the most effective way to prevent injection attacks.
  2. D. Web application firewalls must be placed in front of web servers. This requirement rules out location C as an option. The next consideration is placing the WAF so that it can filter all traffic headed for the web server but sees a minimum amount of extraneous traffic. This makes location D the best option for placing a WAF.
  3. A. The use of the SQL WAITFOR command is a signature characteristic of a timing-based SQL injection attack.
  4. A. The system() function executes a command string against the operating system from within an application and may be used in command injection attacks.
  5. D. Penetration testers may use a wide variety of sources when seeking to gain access to individual user...