Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Defending against directory traversal, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- Another common web application security flaw is the…Directory Traversal Attack.…This attack allows an attacker to manipulate the file system…structure on a web server.…Lets first talk about two important characteristics of…Unix Filesystems.…When using a Unix Filesystem, a single period references the…current directory.…Using two periods references the directory one level up…in the hierarchy.…A Directory Traversal Attack uses these navigation…references to try to move up and down the directory…structure searching for unsecured files.…
They work when an application allows a user to request files…stored elsewhere in the file system.…We're going to try one of these attacks in the WebGoat…environment.…First, here's a look at the file structure to help you…understand what's happening in the demo.…The ThreadSafetyProblem file is the one that we're actually…suppose to get with the web application.…The tomcat-users file is the one that we want to get our…hands on.…We're currently in the en directory, so we need to go up…
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- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Understanding backdoors and logic bombs
- Defending against denial of service and password attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Detecting social engineering attacks
- Preventing wireless eavesdropping
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Deterring attacks
- Securing your network
- Scanning for and assessing threats
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 04/25/2016. What changed?
A: We updated eight movies to stay on top of the latest trends in IT security, and the latest objectives on the "Threats and Vulnerabilities" domain of the CompTIA Security+ exam.
2. Understanding Attack Types
3. Social Engineering Attacks
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Mitigation and Deterrence
7. Discovering Threats and Vulnerabilities
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