6 Critical Vulnerabilities Detected in Application Security Audit

6 Critical Vulnerabilities Detected in Application Security Audit

An application’s security is the most critical and essential aspect of any web or mobile app. A user trusts your app because he finds it convenient, problem-solving, and most importantly safe.

Having said that no app is fully secured in today’s connected network. Irregularities and malware creep into your software using tiniest of vulnerabilities. So, what’s the solution?

Conduct a web application security audit.

This enables you to find the errors in your security network and gives you a chance to rectify errors and scale up the technology. Let’s know about the 6 most commonly occurring and critical vulnerabilities that are detected in an application (web or mobile).

#1 SQL Injection

Malicious codes are injected into the database of the web server. Data driven websites face this attack on a frequent basis.

#2nd Cross- Site Scripting and Cross-Site Request Forgery

XSS and CSRF, are the two top most commonly occurring vulnerabilities for every application. Attackers try to pry on users trust to insert a malicious data into their website. Suppose a user accept a request that he has previously used for specific action, thinking it’s safe and secure, and accidently allows the attackers to modify their site’s content by hacking into their website.

User credentials must remain protected and for every unique action, a hidden token must be requested to protect the website from such exploits. This reduces the risk of forgery.

#3rd Broken Authentication and Session Management

Authentication error can result in the loss of user credentials, their ID and password, and you what else can happen rest.

A hacker can easily access your data and manipulate in whatever way they wish for.

#4th Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards

With the use of unvalidated redirect, third party apps can redirect users to a malicious space and this results in an attack on sensitive data.

#5th XML-RPC for PHP Vulnerabilities

XML-RPC applications widely used in large enterprises and in places with large work environments. A common flaw in implementations of such codes in PHP is the incorrect input of functional code that happens frequently and poses a serious threat to security.

#6th Insecure Communication

All the communications, whether its internal or external in an application, must be protected and encrypted and most of the apps ignore this necessity.

For further information on application audit and vulnerabilities, contact Avyaan.