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Author Najera-Gutierrez, Gilberto
Title Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux : Explore the Methods and Tools of Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux, 3rd Edition
Imprint Birmingham : Packt Publishing, Limited, 2018
©2018
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Edition 3rd ed
Descript 1 online resource (421 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright and Credits -- Dedication -- Packt Upsell -- Contributors -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1: Introduction to Penetration Testing and Web Applications -- Proactive security testing -- Different testing methodologies -- Ethical hacking -- Penetration testing -- Vulnerability assessment -- Security audits -- Considerations when performing penetration testing -- Rules of Engagement -- The type and scope of testing -- Client contact details -- Client IT team notifications -- Sensitive data handling -- Status meeting and reports -- The limitations of penetration testing -- The need for testing web applications -- Reasons to guard against attacks on web applications -- Kali Linux -- A web application overview for penetration testers -- HTTP protocol -- Knowing an HTTP request and response -- The request header -- The response header -- HTTP methods -- The GET method -- The POST method -- The HEAD method -- The TRACE method -- The PUT and DELETE methods -- The OPTIONS method -- Keeping sessions in HTTP -- Cookies -- Cookie flow between server and client -- Persistent and nonpersistent cookies -- Cookie parameters -- HTML data in HTTP response -- The server-side code -- Multilayer web application -- Three-layer web application design -- Web services -- Introducing SOAP and REST web services -- HTTP methods in web services -- XML and JSON -- AJAX -- Building blocks of AJAX -- The AJAX workflow -- HTML5 -- WebSockets -- Summary -- Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Lab with Kali Linux -- Kali Linux -- Latest improvements in Kali Linux -- Installing Kali Linux -- Virtualizing Kali Linux versus installing it on physical hardware -- Installing on VirtualBox -- Creating the virtual machine -- Installing the system -- Important tools in Kali Linux -- CMS & Framework Identification -- WPScan -- JoomScan -- CMSmap
Web Application Proxies -- Burp Proxy -- Customizing client interception -- Modifying requests on the fly -- Burp Proxy with HTTPS websites -- Zed Attack Proxy -- ProxyStrike -- Web Crawlers and Directory Bruteforce -- DIRB -- DirBuster -- Uniscan -- Web Vulnerability Scanners -- Nikto -- w3af -- Skipfish -- Other tools -- OpenVAS -- Database exploitation -- Web application fuzzers -- Using Tor for penetration testing -- Vulnerable applications and servers to practice on -- OWASP Broken Web Applications -- Hackazon -- Web Security Dojo -- Other resources -- Summary -- Chapter 3: Reconnaissance and Profiling the Web Server -- Reconnaissance -- Passive reconnaissance versus active reconnaissance -- Information gathering -- Domain registration details -- Whois - extracting domain information -- Identifying related hosts using DNS -- Zone transfer using dig -- DNS enumeration -- DNSEnum -- Fierce -- DNSRecon -- Brute force DNS records using Nmap -- Using search engines and public sites to gather information -- Google dorks -- Shodan -- theHarvester -- Maltego -- Recon-ng - a framework for information gathering -- Domain enumeration using Recon-ng -- Sub-level and top-level domain enumeration -- Reporting modules -- Scanning - probing the target -- Port scanning using Nmap -- Different options for port scan -- Evading firewalls and IPS using Nmap -- Identifying the operating system -- Profiling the server -- Identifying virtual hosts -- Locating virtual hosts using search engines -- Identifying load balancers -- Cookie-based load balancer -- Other ways of identifying load balancers -- Application version fingerprinting -- The Nmap version scan -- The Amap version scan -- Fingerprinting the web application framework -- The HTTP header -- The WhatWeb scanner -- Scanning web servers for vulnerabilities and misconfigurations
Identifying HTTP methods using Nmap -- Testing web servers using auxiliary modules in Metasploit -- Identifying HTTPS configuration and issues -- OpenSSL client -- Scanning TLS/SSL configuration with SSLScan -- Scanning TLS/SSL configuration with SSLyze -- Testing TLS/SSL configuration using Nmap -- Spidering web applications -- Burp Spider -- Application login -- Directory brute forcing -- DIRB -- ZAP's forced browse -- Summary -- Chapter 4: Authentication and Session Management Flaws -- Authentication schemes in web applications -- Platform authentication -- Basic -- Digest -- NTLM -- Kerberos -- HTTP Negotiate -- Drawbacks of platform authentication -- Form-based authentication -- Two-factor Authentication -- OAuth -- Session management mechanisms -- Sessions based on platform authentication -- Session identifiers -- Common authentication flaws in web applications -- Lack of authentication or incorrect authorization verification -- Username enumeration -- Discovering passwords by brute force and dictionary attacks -- Attacking basic authentication with THC Hydra -- Attacking form-based authentication -- Using Burp Suite Intruder -- Using THC Hydra -- The password reset functionality -- Recovery instead of reset -- Common password reset flaws -- Vulnerabilities in 2FA implementations -- Detecting and exploiting improper session management -- Using Burp Sequencer to evaluate the quality of session IDs -- Predicting session IDs -- Session Fixation -- Preventing authentication and session attacks -- Authentication guidelines -- Session management guidelines -- Summary -- Chapter 5: Detecting and Exploiting Injection-Based Flaws -- Command injection -- Identifying parameters to inject data -- Error-based and blind command injection -- Metacharacters for command separator -- Exploiting shellshock -- Getting a reverse shell
Exploitation using Metasploit -- SQL injection -- An SQL primer -- The SELECT statement -- Vulnerable code -- SQL injection testing methodology -- Extracting data with SQL injection -- Getting basic environment information -- Blind SQL injection -- Automating exploitation -- sqlninja -- BBQSQL -- sqlmap -- Attack potential of the SQL injection flaw -- XML injection -- XPath injection -- XPath injection with XCat -- The XML External Entity injection -- The Entity Expansion attack -- NoSQL injection -- Testing for NoSQL injection -- Exploiting NoSQL injection -- Mitigation and prevention of injection vulnerabilities -- Summary -- Chapter 6: Finding and Exploiting Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities -- An overview of Cross-Site Scripting -- Persistent XSS -- Reflected XSS -- DOM-based XSS -- XSS using the POST method -- Exploiting Cross-Site Scripting -- Cookie stealing -- Website defacing -- Key loggers -- Taking control of the user's browser with BeEF-XSS -- Scanning for XSS flaws -- XSSer -- XSS-Sniper -- Preventing and mitigating Cross-Site Scripting -- Summary -- Chapter 7: Cross-Site Request Forgery, Identification, and Exploitation -- Testing for CSRF flaws -- Exploiting a CSRF flaw -- Exploiting CSRF in a POST request -- CSRF on web services -- Using Cross-Site Scripting to bypass CSRF protections -- Preventing CSRF -- Summary -- Chapter 8: Attacking Flaws in Cryptographic Implementations -- A cryptography primer -- Algorithms and modes -- Asymmetric encryption versus symmetric encryption -- Symmetric encryption algorithm -- Stream and block ciphers -- Initialization Vectors -- Block cipher modes -- Hashing functions -- Salt values -- Secure communication over SSL/TLS -- Secure communication in web applications -- TLS encryption process -- Identifying weak implementations of SSL/TLS -- The OpenSSL command-line tool -- SSLScan -- SSLyze
Testing SSL configuration using Nmap -- Exploiting Heartbleed -- POODLE -- Custom encryption protocols -- Identifying encrypted and hashed information -- Hashing algorithms -- hash-identifier -- Frequency analysis -- Entropy analysis -- Identifying the encryption algorithm -- Common flaws in sensitive data storage and transmission -- Using offline cracking tools -- Using John the Ripper -- Using Hashcat -- Preventing flaws in cryptographic implementations -- Summary -- Chapter 9: AJAX, HTML5, and Client-Side Attacks -- Crawling AJAX applications -- AJAX Crawling Tool -- Sprajax -- The AJAX Spider - OWASP ZAP -- Analyzing the client-side code and storage -- Browser developer tools -- The Inspector panel -- The Debugger panel -- The Console panel -- The Network panel -- The Storage panel -- The DOM panel -- HTML5 for penetration testers -- New XSS vectors -- New elements -- New properties -- Local storage and client databases -- Web Storage -- IndexedDB -- Web Messaging -- WebSockets -- Intercepting and modifying WebSockets -- Other relevant features of HTML5 -- Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) -- Geolocation -- Web Workers -- Bypassing client-side controls -- Mitigating AJAX, HTML5, and client-side vulnerabilities -- Summary -- Chapter 10: Other Common Security Flaws in Web Applications -- Insecure direct object references -- Direct object references in web services -- Path traversal -- File inclusion vulnerabilities -- Local File Inclusion -- Remote File Inclusion -- HTTP parameter pollution -- Information disclosure -- Mitigation -- Insecure direct object references -- File inclusion attacks -- HTTP parameter pollution -- Information disclosure -- Summary -- Chapter 11: Using Automated Scanners on Web Applications -- Considerations before using an automated scanner -- Web application vulnerability scanners in Kali Linux -- Nikto -- Skipfish
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This book covers everything you need to set up a Kali Linux lab, the latest generation of the BackTrack Linux penetration testing and security auditing Linux distribution. Learn how to use the hundred tools Kali Linux has so you can manage security tasks such as penetration testing, forensics, and reverse engineering
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Najera-Gutierrez, Gilberto Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux : Explore the Methods and Tools of Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux, 3rd Edition Birmingham : Packt Publishing, Limited,c2018 9781788623377
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