TT1 – Web 2.0 Hacking – Advanced Attacks and Defense (Ajax, RIA and SOA)

Trainer: Shreeraj Shah (Founder, BlueInfy)
Capacity: 20 pax
Seats left:1
Duration: 2 days
Cost: (per pax) MYR3999 (early bird) / MYR4699 (non early-bird)



Introduction and adaptation of new technologies like Ajax, Rich Internet Applications and Web Services has changed the dimension of Application Hacking. We are witnessing new ways of hacking web based applications and it needs better understanding of technologies to secure applications. The only constant in this space is change. In this dynamically changing scenario in the era of Web 2.0 it is important to understand new threats that emerge in order to build constructive strategies to protect corporate application assets. Application layers are evolving and lot of client side attack vectors are on the rise like Ajax based XSS, CSRF, Widget injections, RSS exploits, Mashup manipulations and client side logic exploitations. At the same time various new attack vectors are evolving around SOA by attacking SOAP, XML-RPC and REST. It is time to understand these advanced attack vectors and defense strategies.

The course is designed by the author of “Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense”, “Hacking Web Services” and “Web 2.0 Security – Defending Ajax, RIA and SOA” bringing his experience in application security and research as part of curriculum to address new challenges. Application Hacking 2.0 is hands-on class. The class features real life cases, hands one exercises, new scanning tools and defense mechanisms. Participants would be methodically exposed to various different attack vectors and exploits. In the class instructor will explain new tools like wsScanner, scanweb2.0, AppMap, AppCodeScan etc. for better pen-testing and application audits.

Target Audience

Security Managers, Security Consultants and Auditors, Administrators, Developers, QA team and Code reviewers

All concepts taught in this class are punctuated with hands-on exercises based on situations observed in real life. The class ends with a challenge exercise. Working within a limited time period, participants are expected to analyze the code, identify loopholes, exploit vulnerabilities present in the applications and suggest appropriate defense strategies.

What to bring

To participate in hands-on exercises you will need to come with a windows-based laptop.

• OS : XP, Vista or Server family
• Please install .NET framework
• 1 GB RAM
• All other tools will be provided

Course Agenda

• Application security fundamentals: Application evolution, Web 2.0 framework, Layered threats, Threat models, Attack vectors and Hacker’s perspective.
• Application infrastructure overview: Protocols (HTTP/SSL), SOAP, XML-RPC, REST, Tools for analysis, Server layers and Browsers with plugins.
• Application Architecture: Overview to .NET and J2EE application frameworks, Web 2.0 application architecture, Widgets framework, Application layers and components, Resources and interactions, other languages.
• Advanced Web Technologies: Ajax, Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and Web Services.
• Application attack vectors and detail understanding: SQL injection, Cross Site Scripting (XSS), Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF), Path traversal, Session hijacking, LDAP/XPATH/Command injection, Buffer overflow, Input validation bypassing, Database hacks and Blind SQL injections.
• Advanced Attacks: Ajax based XSS, CSRF with Web Services, Decompiling Flash and RIA apps, WSDL scanning, XML poisoning, SQL injections through XML, External Entity attacks, Widget exploitation, RSS injections, Cross Domain bypass, and many more.
• Application methodologies: Blackbox /Whitebox approaches, tools, techniques and little tricks
• Advanced application footprinting and discovery: Leveraging search engines, Cross domain mashup discovery and Web 2.0 application domain enumeration.
• Fingerprinting: Web and Application server, Ajax framework, Flash based application and technology fingerprinting.
• Advanced browser based attacks: XSS proxy and browser hijacking, Intranet scanning, JavaScript manipulation and DOM injections.
• Web Fuzzing: Fuzzing XML, JSON, RPCs etc. for vulnerability detection.
• Scanning Web Services: Footprinting, discovery, scanning and attacking XML-RPC, SOAP and REST based applications.
• Scanning for vulnerabilities through Source: Function and Method signature mapping, entry point identification, data access layer calls, tracing variables and functions.
• Applying validations: Input validations, Output validations, Data access filtering, and Authentication validates.
• Web Application Firewall: Advanced content filtering by tools and techniques.

About the trainers
Shreeraj Shah

Shreeraj Shah, B.E., MSCS, MBA, is the founder of Blueinfy, a company that provides application security services. Prior to founding Blueinfy, he was founder and board member at Net Square. He also worked with Foundstone (McAfee), Chase Manhattan Bank and IBM in security space. He is also the author of popular books like Web 2.0 Security (Thomson 07), Hacking Web Services (Thomson 06) and Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense (Addison-Wesley 03). In addition, he has published several advisories, tools, and whitepapers, and has presented at numerous conferences including RSA, AusCERT, InfosecWorld (Misti), HackInTheBox, Blackhat, OSCON, Bellua, Syscan, ISACA etc. His articles are regularly published on Securityfocus, InformIT, DevX, O’reilly, HNS. His work has been quoted on BBC, Dark Reading, Bank Technology as an expert.