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Privilege escalation

Privilege escalation is the act of exploiting a bug, design flaw or configuration oversight in an operating system or software application to gain elevated access to resources that are normally protected from an application or user. The result is that an application with more privileges than intended by the application developer or system administrator  can perform unauthorized actions.

Specialized Pen Testing

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Header manipulation

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Business Logic Flaws

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Flash Based GUI apps

Header manipulation

Web pages work on the simply fundamental of HTTP headers, whereby the invalidated data is sent in an HTTP response header and can enable cache-poisoning, cross-site scripting, cross-user defacement, page hijacking, cookie manipulation or open redirect. Read More

Business Logic Flaws

Most of the web applications are moving to cloud technology. While this enhances the appliaction functionality, it also introduces security issues. Since everything is virtual in case of a cloud hosting, it is difficult to gain fine grain control of the "data at rest" and "data in transit" Read More

Flash Based GUI apps

Many web applications use Flash content to enhance their users' experience with rich graphics and screen control. Unfortunately the embeded web services which are used by Flash, are vulnerable to attacks. Since Flash is a "thick client" application interface, it becomes even harder to decipher such attacks and stop those. Read More

Privilege escalation means a user receives privileges they are not entitled to. These privileges can be used to delete files, view private information, or install unwanted programs such as viruses. It usually occurs when a system has a bug that allows security to be bypassed or, alternatively, has flawed design assumptions about how it will be used. Privilege escalation occurs in two forms:

The degree of escalation depends on which privileges the attacker is authorized to possess, and which privileges can be obtained in a successful exploit. For example, a programming error that allows a user to gain extra privilege after successful authentication limits the degree of escalation, because the user is already authorized to hold some privilege. Likewise, a remote attacker gaining superuser privilege without any authentication presents a greater degree of escalation.

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