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Burp Suite Cookbook

By : Sunny Wear
Book Image

Burp Suite Cookbook

By: Sunny Wear

Overview of this book

Burp Suite is a Java-based platform for testing the security of your web applications, and has been adopted widely by professional enterprise testers. The Burp Suite Cookbook contains recipes to tackle challenges in determining and exploring vulnerabilities in web applications. You will learn how to uncover security flaws with various test cases for complex environments. After you have configured Burp for your environment, you will use Burp tools such as Spider, Scanner, Intruder, Repeater, and Decoder, among others, to resolve specific problems faced by pentesters. You will also explore working with various modes of Burp and then perform operations on the web. Toward the end, you will cover recipes that target specific test scenarios and resolve them using best practices. By the end of the book, you will be up and running with deploying Burp for securing web applications.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Getting caught in the cookie jar

While targeting an application, Burp captures all of the cookies it encounters while proxying and spidering HTTP traffic against a target site. Burp stores these cookies in a cache called the cookie jar. This cookie jar is used within the default session-handling rule and can be shared among the suite of Burp tools, such as Proxy, Intruder, and Spider. Inside the cookie jar, there is a historical table of requests. The table details each cookie domain and path. It is possible to edit or remove cookies from the cookie jar.

Getting ready

We will open the Burp Cookie Jar and look inside. Then, using the OWASP GetBoo application, we'll identify new cookies added to the Burp Cookie Jar.