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Detecting Web Application Security Vulnerabilities

An anonymous poster contributes "Web application source code, independent of languages and platforms, is a major source for vulnerabilities. One of the CSI surveys on vulnerability distribution suggests that 64% of the time, a vulnerability crops up due to programming errors and 36% of the time, due to configuration issues. According to IBM labs, there is a possibility of at least one security issue contained in every 1,500 lines of code. One of the challenges a security professional faces when assessing and auditing web applications is to identify vulnerabilities while simultaneously performing a source code review."

Article Link: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/sysadmin/2006/11/02/webapp_security_scans.html


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