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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)

Performing XXE attacks

XXE is a vulnerability that targets applications parsing XML. Attackers can manipulate the XML input with arbitrary commands and send those commands as external entity references within the XML structure. The XML is then executed by a weakly-configured parser, giving the attacker the requested resource.

Getting ready

Using the OWASP Mutillidae II XML validator page, determine whether the application is susceptible to XXE attacks.

How to do it...

  1. Navigate to the XML External Entity Injection page, that is, through Others | XML External Entity Injection...