Hacking Web Servers

  • Attacks can be categorized as either a buffer overflow attack, source disclosure attack, or a file system traversal attack.
  • Unicode input validation attack. Unicode was developed as a replacement to ASCII. Unlike ASCII, however, Unicode uses a 16-bit dataspace, so it can support a wide variety of alphabets, including Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and others. The source of the vulnerability is not the Unicode itself but how it is processed.
  • An un-patched server can suffer a multitude of attacks that target well-known exploits and vulnerabilities. Security patches and updates are critical to ensure that the operating system and web server are running with the latest files and fixes.

Web Application Vulnerabilities

Part I: Exam Preparation

The Business Aspects of Penetration Testing

The Technical Foundations of Hacking

Footprinting and Scanning

Enumeration and System Hacking

Linux and Automated Security Assessment Tools

Trojans and Backdoors

Sniffers, Session Hijacking, and Denial of Service

Web Server Hacking, Web Applications, and Database Attacks

Wireless Technologies, Security, and Attacks

IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots

Buffer Overflows, Viruses, and Worms

Cryptographic Attacks and Defenses

Physical Security and Social Engineering

Part II: Final Review

Part III: Appendixes

Appendix A. Using the ExamGear Special Edition Software

Certified Ethical Hacker Exam Prep
Certified Ethical Hacker Exam Prep
ISBN: 0789735318
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 247
Authors: Michael Gregg

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