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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)

Testing for Local File Include (LFI)

Web servers control access to privileged files and resources through configuration settings. Privileged files include files that should only be accessible by system administrators. For example, the /etc/passwd file on UNIX-like platforms or the boot.ini file on Windows systems.

A LFI attack is an attempt to access privileged files using directory traversal attacks. LFI attacks include different styles including the dot-dot-slash attack (../), directory brute-forcing, directory climbing, or backtracking.

Getting ready

Using OWASP Mutillidae II as our target application, let's determine whether it contains any LFI vulnerabilities.