24 Deadly Sins of Software Security: Programming Flaws and by Michael Howard, John Viega, David LeBlanc

By Michael Howard, John Viega, David LeBlanc

"What makes this ebook so vital is that it displays the reviews of 2 of the industry's so much skilled arms at getting real-world engineers to appreciate simply what they're being requested for whilst they're requested to put in writing safe code. The e-book displays Michael Howard's and David LeBlanc's adventure within the trenches operating with builders years after code was once lengthy considering shipped, informing them of problems." --From the Foreword through Dan Kaminsky, Director of Penetration trying out, IOActive

Eradicate the main infamous Insecure Designs and Coding Vulnerabilities

Fully up to date to hide the newest defense matters, 24 lethal Sins of software program Security unearths the commonest layout and coding mistakes and explains find out how to repair every one one-or higher but, steer clear of them from the beginning. Michael Howard and David LeBlanc, who educate Microsoft staff and the area tips on how to safe code, have partnered back with John Viega, who exposed the unique 19 lethal programming sins. they've got thoroughly revised the booklet to deal with the latest vulnerabilities and feature additional 5 brand-new sins. This functional consultant covers all structures, languages, and kinds of purposes. do away with those defense flaws out of your code:
* SQL injection
* net server- and client-related vulnerabilities
* Use of magic URLs, predictable cookies, and hidden shape fields
* Buffer overruns
* structure string problems
* Integer overflows
* C++ catastrophes
* Insecure exception handling
* Command injection
* Failure to address errors
* info leakage
* Race conditions
* negative usability
* no longer updating easily
* Executing code with an excessive amount of privilege
* Failure to guard saved data
* Insecure cellular code
* Use of vulnerable password-based systems
* vulnerable random numbers
* utilizing cryptography incorrectly
* Failing to guard community traffic
* wrong use of PKI
* Trusting community identify resolution

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Sin 1: SQL Injection The following code example shows how to connect to and then potentially compromise customer data held in a MySQL database. close() Sinful Ruby on Rails Ruby is another popular language for building web-based applications that interface with databases. Rails is a framework for developing database-based applications that follows the familiar Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. ]) This code is basically doing string concatenation—not good! 1 in the way the framework handles the ActiveRecord :limit and :offset parameters.

They may be academically and intellectually stimulating, but we simply want you to build more secure software, not embark on a cerebral adventure! If you are familiar with relational databases, you will know about Ted Codd’s “12 Rules,” the 13 (they are numbered zero to twelve) rules that define relational databases. Many database people can recite the 13 rules verbatim because they are simple and applicable to what they do. We wanted to keep this book short, like Codd’s rules. The last thing we wanted to do was blow the 19 Deadly Sins into the 100 Deadly Sins to cover rare, exotic, and, frankly, irrelevant security vulnerabilities.

Xxix xxx 24 Deadly Sins of Software Security While computer security research has been continuing for decades, it was only after the millennium that the consequences of insecure software finally became visible to the outside world. The year 2003 saw the Summer of Worms—put simply, the malicious acts of a few made the entire business world’s IT resources completely unreliable over a three-month period. J. Maxx and the credit card industry billions. And 2008 saw attack rates go through the stratosphere, with Verizon Business reporting more personal financial records compromised in 2008 than in the years 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 combined.

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