Chapter 6. Web server and web application testing
Jeremy Faircloth
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Information in this chapter:
• Objective
• Approach
• Core Technologies
• Open Source Tools
• Case Study: The Tools in Action
• Hands-On Challenge
It's a fact of life today: Vulnerabilities exist on Web servers and within Web applications. And attackers can take advantage of these vulnerabilities to compromise a remote system or software. This could mean gaining a shell on the remote server, or exposing the information in an application database through SQL injection or other techniques. The goal of a penetration tester in this scenario is to gain access to information which is not intended to be exposed. The goal of this chapter is ...

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