Chapter 7

Leveraging Platform Weaknesses


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Information in this chapter:

• Find Flaws in Application Frameworks

• Attack System & Network Weaknesses

• Secure the Application’s Architecture

In July 2001 a computer worm named Code Red squirmed through web servers running Microsoft IIS ( It was followed a few months later by another worm called Nimda ( The advent of two high-risk vulnerabilities so close to each other caused sleepless nights for system administrators and ensured profitable consulting engagements for the security industry. Yet the wide spread ...

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