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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 SQL injection

A SQL injection attack involves an attacker providing input to the database, which is received and used without any validation or sanitization. The result is divulging sensitive data, modifying data, or even bypassing authentication mechanisms.

Getting ready

Using the OWASP Mutillidae II Login page, let's determine whether the application is vulnerable to SQL injection (SQLi) attacks.

How to do it...

  1. From the OWASP Mutilliae II menu, select Login by navigating to OWASP 2013 | A1-Injection (SQL) | SQLi – Bypass Authentication | Login...