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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 process-timing attacks

By monitoring the time an application takes to complete a task, it is possible for attackers to gather or infer information about how an application is coded. For example, a login process using valid credentials receives a response quicker than the same login process given invalid credentials. This delay in response time leaks information related to system processes. An attacker could use a response time to perform account enumeration and determine valid usernames based upon the time of the response.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will need the common_pass.txt wordlist from wfuzz:

Using OWASP Mutillidae II...