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Burp Suite Cookbook

By : Sunny Wear
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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 HTTP verb tampering

HTTP requests can include methods beyond GET and POST. As a penetration tester, it is important to determine which other HTTP verbs (that is, methods) the web server allows. Support for other verbs may disclose sensitive information (for example, TRACE) or allow for a dangerous invocation of application code (for example, DELETE). Let's see how Burp can help test for HTTP verb tampering.

Getting ready

Using OWASP Mutillidae II, let's determine whether the application allows HTTP verbs beyond GET and POST.

How to do it...

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