AppSec Blog: Category - Spot the Vuln

Spot the Vuln - Rabbit

Silly rabbit,why you sweatin me? TuPac Shakur Spot the Vuln uses code snippets from open source applications to demonstrate vulnerabilities in real world web applications. Every Monday morning a vulnerable code snippet is posted. Take a look at the vulnerable code and try to identify where the security vulnerability is. Every Friday, a solution is … Continue reading Spot the Vuln - Rabbit


Spot the Vuln - Third - SQL Injection

Details Affected Software: Ninja Announcements Fixed in Version: 1.3 Issue Type: SQL Injection Original Code: Found Here Details Lots of potential issues here, but we'll focus on what was patched. Here we have a basic SQL injection vulnerability. The bug is the most simple example of tracing a variable from assignment to usage. On line … Continue reading Spot the Vuln - Third - SQL Injection


Spot the Vuln - Action - Defense in Depth

Details Affected Software: PixelPost Fixed in Version: ? Issue Type: Insecure password reset functionality Original Code: Found Here Details This week's bug is more of a design issue as opposed to an implementation issue. I actually first heard about this code from SkullSecurity's excellent articles on "Hacking Crappy Password Resets" articles published in late March. … Continue reading Spot the Vuln - Action - Defense in Depth


Spot the Vuln - Action

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. Napoleon Bonaparte Spot the Vuln uses code snippets from open source applications to demonstrate vulnerabilities in real world web applications. Every Monday morning a vulnerable code snippet is posted. Take a look at the vulnerable code and try to … Continue reading Spot the Vuln - Action


Spot the Vuln - Expands - Cross Site Scripting

Details Affected Software: WordPress Core Fixed in Version: 2.8 Issue Type: Cross Site Scripting Original Code: Found Here Details This week's bug was subtle. The patch submitted by the developer addresses an XSS bug. Looking at the diff, we see that $title and $selection come from the query string. These values are fixed up before … Continue reading Spot the Vuln - Expands - Cross Site Scripting