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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 Cross-Site Request Forgery

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is an attack that rides on an authenticated user's session to allow an attacker to force the user to execute unwanted actions on the attacker's behalf. The initial lure for this attack can be a phishing email or a malicious link executing through a cross-site scripting vulnerability found on the victim's website. CSRF exploitation may lead to a data breach or even a full compromise of the web application.

Getting ready

Using the OWASP Mutillidae II application registration form, determine whether a CSRF attack is possible within the same browser (a different tab) while an authenticated user is logged into the application.