Web application testing Methods start with Alpha

What is the first method used in evaluating a web application?

It starts with the Alpha test

How do you know the level of security with your website application?

1. A certain amount of testing must be started – our Alpha testing starts a security profile.

2. A Second level of testing is the Sigma (Σ) testing – which actually attempts to break the application.

In real estate  the motto is Location, Location, Location.

But in Information Security  it is Testing, Testing, Testing.

 

Security is doing all the little things – including testing

When one thinks about security, one should think about the little things that have to be done.

Patching systems, rebooting.

patching all the applications.

checking the Access control Lists for new apps and ports.

ensuring the web apps are checked not just for bugs, but insecurities.

And finally test – and check for open and incorrect configurations

PHP CGI Query String Parameter Processing Remote Code Execution

 

This vulnerability in PHP 5.3.12 and 5.4x before 5.4.2 when configured as a CGI script (php-cgi), a query which lacks and = sign will not be properly handled. So a remote attack may be possible.

And the problem will be that one will not know it is on the web server, unless one check for odd ports being open on the server.

Since after the PHP “bad code” it will cause more code to be opened and downloaded on the now infected machine.

http://www.qualys.com/research/sans-at-risk/2014/week-2/