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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 HTTP Parameter Pollution

HTTP Parameter Pollution (HPP) is an attack in which multiple HTTP parameters are sent to the web server with the same name. The intention is to determine whether the application responds in an unanticipated manner, allowing exploitation. For example, in a GET request, additional parameters can be added to the query string—in this fashion: “&name=value”—where name is a duplicate parameter name already known by the application code. Likewise, HPP attacks can be performed on POST requests by duplicating a parameter name in the POST body data.

Getting ready

Using OWASP Mutillidae II, let's determine whether the application allows HPP attacks.