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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker’s Handbook by Jonathan Ness, Chris Eagle, Shon Harris, Gideon Lenkey, Allen Harper, Terron Williams

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CHAPTER 17Web Application Security Vulnerabilities

In this chapter, you will learn about the most prevalent security vulnerabilities present in web applications today. We begin with a general introduction to the top two most prevalent types of web application security vulnerabilities, and then we address each in turn by providing practical background information and hands-on practice opportunities to discover and exploit the vulnerabilities. This chapter serves as a template that you can use to explore other common web application security vulnerabilities. The topics are presented as follows:

• Overview of top web application security vulnerabilities

• SQL injection vulnerabilities

• Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities

Overview of Top Web ...

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