Web Penetration Testing Methodology

Some of the Security Testing Methodologies and standards are:

OWASP Top 10 2021

Web Application Penetration Testing

A1:2021 – Broken authentication

A2:2021 – Cryptographic Failures

A3:2021 – Injection

Injection flaws, such as SQL, NoSQL, OS, and LDAP injection, occur when untrusted data is sent to an interpreter as part of a command or query. The attacker’s hostile data can trick the interpreter into executing unintended commands or accessing data without proper authorization.

A4:2021 – Insecure Design

Security should be a primary consideration during the design phase of the software development lifecycle. Unfortunately, this is often not the case, resulting in software that is vulnerable to attacks.

A5:2021 – Security Misconfigurations

Security misconfiguration is the most common issue that we see. This is commonly a result of insecure default configurations, incomplete or ad hoc configurations, open cloud storage, misconfigured HTTP headers, and verbose error messages containing sensitive information.

Cross-Site Scripting

SQL Injection

Session management

File Upload flaws

File upload flaws can occur due to various reasons, such as insufficient validation and sanitization of uploaded files, lack of proper file type and size validation, inadequate access controls, and poor server-side configuration.

  1. Unrestricted File Upload
  2. File Type Validation Bypass
  3. File Size Validation Bypass
  4. File Overwrite
  5. Directory Traversal

Caching Servers Attacks

Cross-Site Request Forgery

Password Cracking

Web Penetration Testing Certifications

If you are interested in getting certified in web app penetration certification, you can opt for the below certifications:

  • OSWE (Offensive Security Web Expert)
  • GWAPT (GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester)
  • CWAPT (Certified Web App Penetration Tester)
  • eWPT (elearnSecurity Web Application Penetration Tester)

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