The Art of Software Security Assessment

Author: Mark Dowd
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132701936
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Definitive Insider’s Guide to Auditing Software Security This is one of the most detailed, sophisticated, and useful guides to software security auditing ever written. The authors are leading security consultants and researchers who have personally uncovered vulnerabilities in applications ranging from sendmail to Microsoft Exchange, Check Point VPN to Internet Explorer. Drawing on their extraordinary experience, they introduce a start-to-finish methodology for “ripping apart” applications to reveal even the most subtle and well-hidden security flaws. The Art of Software Security Assessment covers the full spectrum of software vulnerabilities in both UNIX/Linux and Windows environments. It demonstrates how to audit security in applications of all sizes and functions, including network and Web software. Moreover, it teaches using extensive examples of real code drawn from past flaws in many of the industry's highest-profile applications. Coverage includes • Code auditing: theory, practice, proven methodologies, and secrets of the trade • Bridging the gap between secure software design and post-implementation review • Performing architectural assessment: design review, threat modeling, and operational review • Identifying vulnerabilities related to memory management, data types, and malformed data • UNIX/Linux assessment: privileges, files, and processes • Windows-specific issues, including objects and the filesystem • Auditing interprocess communication, synchronization, and state • Evaluating network software: IP stacks, firewalls, and common application protocols • Auditing Web applications and technologies

A Bug Hunter s Diary

Author: Tobias Klein
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593273851
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Klein tracks down and exploits bugs in some of the world's most popular programs. Whether by browsing source code, poring over disassembly, or fuzzing live programs, readers get an over-the-shoulder glimpse into the world of a bug hunter as Klein unearths security flaws and uses them to take control of affected systems.

Fuzzing for Software Security Testing and Quality Assurance

Author: Ari Takanen
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1596932155
Format: PDF
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Learn the code cracker's malicious mindset, so you can find worn-size holes in the software you are designing, testing, and building. Fuzzing for Software Security Testing and Quality Assurance takes a weapon from the black-hat arsenal to give you a powerful new tool to build secure, high-quality software. This practical resource helps you add extra protection without adding expense or time to already tight schedules and budgets. The book shows you how to make fuzzing a standard practice that integrates seamlessly with all development activities. This comprehensive reference goes through each phase of software development and points out where testing and auditing can tighten security. It surveys all popular commercial fuzzing tools and explains how to select the right one for a software development project. The book also identifies those cases where commercial tools fall short and when there is a need for building your own fuzzing tools.

Security of Mobile Communications

Author: Noureddine Boudriga
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849379420
Format: PDF, ePub
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The explosive demand for mobile communications is driving the development of wireless technology at an unprecedented pace. Unfortunately, this exceptional growth is also giving rise to a myriad of security issues at all levels—from subscriber to network operator to service provider. Providing technicians and designers with a critical and comprehensive resource, Security of Mobile Communications brings together the policies, practices, and guidelines needed to identify and address the security issues related to today’s wireless sensor networks, satellite services, mobile e-services, and inter-system roaming and interconnecting systems. It details the major mobile standards for securing mobile communications and examines the architectures able to provide data confidentiality, authentication, integrity, and privacy in various wireless environments. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for those looking to identify and ameliorate security issues. Professor Noureddine Boudriga, an internationally recognized authority, goes beyond analysis, standards, and guidelines to define the roles and responsibilities that network operators, service providers, and even customers need to fulfill to assure our mobile communications are as secure as they are prolific.

LSC GLOBE UNIVERSITY SD256 VS ePub for Mobile Application Security

Author: Himanshu Dwivedi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007163357X
Format: PDF
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Secure today's mobile devices and applications Implement a systematic approach to security in your mobile application development with help from this practical guide. Featuring case studies, code examples, and best practices, Mobile Application Security details how to protect against vulnerabilities in the latest smartphone and PDA platforms. Maximize isolation, lockdown internal and removable storage, work with sandboxing and signing, and encrypt sensitive user information. Safeguards against viruses, worms, malware, and buffer overflow exploits are also covered in this comprehensive resource. Design highly isolated, secure, and authenticated mobile applications Use the Google Android emulator, debugger, and third-party security tools Configure Apple iPhone APIs to prevent overflow and SQL injection attacks Employ private and public key cryptography on Windows Mobile devices Enforce fine-grained security policies using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Plug holes in Java Mobile Edition, SymbianOS, and WebOS applications Test for XSS, CSRF, HTTP redirects, and phishing attacks on WAP/Mobile HTML applications Identify and eliminate threats from Bluetooth, SMS, and GPS services Himanshu Dwivedi is a co-founder of iSEC Partners (www.isecpartners.com), an information security firm specializing in application security. Chris Clark is a principal security consultant with iSEC Partners. David Thiel is a principal security consultant with iSEC Partners.

Secure Programming with Static Analysis

Author: Brian Chess
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132702027
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The First Expert Guide to Static Analysis for Software Security! Creating secure code requires more than just good intentions. Programmers need to know that their code will be safe in an almost infinite number of scenarios and configurations. Static source code analysis gives users the ability to review their work with a fine-toothed comb and uncover the kinds of errors that lead directly to security vulnerabilities. Now, there’s a complete guide to static analysis: how it works, how to integrate it into the software development processes, and how to make the most of it during security code review. Static analysis experts Brian Chess and Jacob West look at the most common types of security defects that occur today. They illustrate main points using Java and C code examples taken from real-world security incidents, showing how coding errors are exploited, how they could have been prevented, and how static analysis can rapidly uncover similar mistakes. This book is for everyone concerned with building more secure software: developers, security engineers, analysts, and testers.

Secure Coding in C and C

Author: Robert C. Seacord
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0132981971
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn the Root Causes of Software Vulnerabilities and How to Avoid Them Commonly exploited software vulnerabilities are usually caused by avoidable software defects. Having analyzed tens of thousands of vulnerability reports since 1988, CERT has determined that a relatively small number of root causes account for most of the vulnerabilities. Secure Coding in C and C++, Second Edition, identifies and explains these root causes and shows the steps that can be taken to prevent exploitation. Moreover, this book encourages programmers to adopt security best practices and to develop a security mindset that can help protect software from tomorrow’s attacks, not just today’s. Drawing on the CERT’s reports and conclusions, Robert C. Seacord systematically identifies the program errors most likely to lead to security breaches, shows how they can be exploited, reviews the potential consequences, and presents secure alternatives. Coverage includes technical detail on how to Improve the overall security of any C or C++ application Thwart buffer overflows, stack-smashing, and return-oriented programming attacks that exploit insecure string manipulation logic Avoid vulnerabilities and security flaws resulting from the incorrect use of dynamic memory management functions Eliminate integer-related problems resulting from signed integer overflows, unsigned integer wrapping, and truncation errors Perform secure I/O, avoiding file system vulnerabilities Correctly use formatted output functions without introducing format-string vulnerabilities Avoid race conditions and other exploitable vulnerabilities while developing concurrent code The second edition features Updates for C11 and C++11 Significant revisions to chapters on strings, dynamic memory management, and integer security A new chapter on concurrency Access to the online secure coding course offered through Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI) Secure Coding in C and C++, Second Edition, presents hundreds of examples of secure code, insecure code, and exploits, implemented for Windows and Linux. If you’re responsible for creating secure C or C++ software–or for keeping it safe–no other book offers you this much detailed, expert assistance.

The Art of Software Security Testing

Author:
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321304865
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Risk-based security testing, the important subject of this book, is one of seven software security touchpoints introduced in my book, Software Security: Building Security In. This book takes the basic idea several steps forward. Written by masters of software exploit, this book describes in very basic terms how security testing differs from standard software testing as practiced by QA groups everywhere. It unifies in one place ideas from Michael Howard, David Litchfield, Greg Hoglund, and me into a concise introductory package. Improve your security testing by reading this book today." -Gary McGraw, Ph.D., CTO, Cigital; Author, Software Security, Exploiting Software, Building Secure Software, and Software Fault Injection; www.cigital.com/~gem "As 2006 closes out, we will see over 5,000 software vulnerabilities announced to the public. Many of these vulnerabilities were, or will be, found in enterprise applications from companies who are staffed with large, professional, QA teams. How then can it be that these flaws consistently continue to escape even well-structured diligent testing? The answer, in part, is that testing still by and large only scratches the surface when validating the presence of security flaws. Books such as this hopefully will start to bring a more thorough level of understanding to the arena of security testing and make us all a little safer over time." -Alfred Huger, Senior Director, Development, Symantec Corporation "Software security testing may indeed be an art, but this book provides the paint-by-numbers to perform good, solid, and appropriately destructive security testing: proof that an ounce of creative destruction is worth a pound of patching later. If understanding how software can be broken is step one in every programmers' twelve-step program to defensible, secure, robust software, then knowledgeable security testing comprises at least steps two through six." -Mary Ann Davidson, Chief Security Officer, Oracle "Over the past few years, several excellent books have come out teaching developers how to write more secure software by describing common security failure patterns. However, none of these books have targeted the tester whose job it is to find the security problems before they make it out of the R&D lab and into customer hands. Into this void comes The Art of Software Security Testing: Identifying Software Security Flaws. The authors, all of whom have extensive experience in security testing, explain how to use free tools to find the problems in software, giving plenty of examples of what a software flaw looks like when it shows up in the test tool. The reader learns why security flaws are different from other types of bugs (we want to know not only that 'the program does what it's supposed to,' but also that 'the program doesn't do that which it's not supposed to'), and how to use the tools to find them. Examples are primarily based on C code, but some description of Java, C#, and scripting languages help for those environments. The authors cover both Windows and UNIX-based test tools, with plenty of screenshots to see what to expect. Anyone who's doing QA testing on software should read this book, whether as a refresher for finding security problems, or as a starting point for QA people who have focused on testing functionality." -Jeremy Epstein, WebMethods State-of-the-Art Software Security Testing: Expert, Up to Date, and Comprehensive The Art of Software Security Testing delivers in-depth, up-to-date, battle-tested techniques for anticipating and identifying software security problems before the "bad guys" do. Drawing on decades of experience in application and penetration testing, this book's authors can help you transform your approach from mere "verification" to proactive "attack." The authors begin by systematically reviewing the design and coding vulnerabilities that can arise in software, and offering realistic guidance in avoiding them. Next, they show you ways to customize software debugging tools to test the unique aspects of any program and then analyze the results to identify exploitable vulnerabilities. Coverage includes Tips on how to think the way software attackers think to strengthen your defense strategy Cost-effectively integrating security testing into your development lifecycle Using threat modeling to prioritize testing based on your top areas of risk Building testing labs for performing white-, grey-, and black-box software testing Choosing and using the right tools for each testing project Executing today's leading attacks, from fault injection to buffer overflows Determining which flaws are most likely to be exploited by real-world attackers This book is indispensable for every technical professional responsible for software security: testers, QA specialists, security professionals, developers, and more. For IT managers and leaders, it offers a proven blueprint for implementing effective security testing or strengthening existing processes. Foreword xiii Preface xvii Acknowledgments xxix About the Authors xxxi Part I: Introduction Chapter 1: Case Your Own Joint: A Paradigm Shift from Traditional Software Testing 3 Chapter 2: How Vulnerabilities Get Into All Software 19 Chapter 3: The Secure Software Development Lifecycle 55 Chapter 4: Risk-Based Security Testing: Prioritizing Security Testing with Threat Modeling 73 Chapter 5: Shades of Analysis: White, Gray, and Black Box Testing 93 Part II: Performing the Attacks Chapter 6: Generic Network Fault Injection 107 Chapter 7: Web Applications: Session Attacks 125 Chapter 8: Web Applications: Common Issues 141 Chapter 9: Web Proxies: Using WebScarab 169 Chapter 10: Implementing a Custom Fuzz Utility 185 Chapter 11: Local Fault Injection 201 Part III: Analysis Chapter 12: Determining Exploitability 233 Index 251

Fuzzing

Author: Michael Sutton
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides information on using fuzzing to detect weaknesses in software.