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How to Break Web Software: Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services by Mike Andrews, James A. Whittaker

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CHAPTER 6. Language-Based Attacks

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What’s In This Chapter?

This chapter discusses attacks against programs that reside on the Web server that may or may not be part of the Web application. These can be programs that are part of the Web server environment, sample code from the Web development environment, or other programs that malicious users may attack to gain access to the Web server or to gain advantage over the Web application’s environment. They are called language-based attacks because they attack known problems with the programming languages in which many of these components are implemented.

The attacks in the chapter are optional in the ...

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