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. In this video, learn how directory traversal attacks jeopardize the security of web applications.
- [Instructor] 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.…Let's first talk about two important characteristics…of Unix Filesystems.…When using an 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 Web Goat 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 supposed 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,…
- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Backdoors and logic bombs
- Understanding the attacker
- Attack types: from denial of service to brute force attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Wireless attacks
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Social engineering
- Scanning for vulnerabilities
- Penetration testing
- Assessing the impact of vulnerabilities
Skill Level Beginner
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Appropriate for all
2. Understanding Attackers
3. Understanding Attack Types
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Social Engineering Attacks
7. Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing
8. Impact of Vulnerabilities
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