Test your knowledge of securing applications with these trivia questions. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the correct answer.
1.) A cracker exploits this in order to use a Web application to transport an attack to a user's browser. It can expose a local machine or enable an attacker to spoof content.
a. unvalidated parameter
b. buffer overflow
c. command injection flaw
d. cross-site scripting flaw
2.) This language recently proposed to Oasis will be designed to provide a standard way for application vulnerabilities to be defined and classified.
3.) This attack against Web applications involves getting information from a server by modifying the session's cookie.
b. brain fingerprinting
c. cookie poisoning
d. cookie hijacking
4.) In this type of attack against database-driven applications, the intruder manipulates a site's Web-based interfaces to force the database to execute undesirable code.
b. SQL injection
5.) This protects Web applications written in Perl from dangerous code by assuming that all user input is potentially malicious and placing restrictions on the actions that the script may perform on that input.
a. promiscuous mode
c. data key
d. taint mode
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4.) b. SQL injection
Learn more about SQL injection in the white paper SQL injection: Are your Web applications vulnerable?
This was first published in December 2003