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1. Authentication
  1. Brute Force

  2. Insufficient Authentication

  3. Weak Password Recovery Validation

2. Authorization
  1. Credential/Session Prediction

  2. Insufficient Authorization

  3. Insufficient Session Expiration

  4. Session Fixation

3. Client-side Attacks
  1. Content Spoofing

  2. Cross-site Scripting

4. Command Execution
  1. Buffer Overflow
  2. Format String Attack
  3. LDAP Injection
  4. OS Commanding
  5. SQL Injection
  6. SSI Injection
  7. XPath Injection
5. Information Disclosure
  1. Directory Indexing

  2. Information Leakage

  3. Path Traversal

  4. Predictable Resource Location

6. Logical Attacks
  1. Abuse of Functionality

  2. Denial of Service

  3. Insufficient Anti-automation

  4. Insufficient Process Validation

Predictable Resource Location

Predictable Resource Location is an attack technique used to uncover hidden web site content and functionality. By making educated guesses, the attack is a brute force search looking for content that is not intended for public viewing. Temporary files, backup files, configuration files, and sample files are all examples of potentially leftover files. These brute force searches are easy because hidden files will often have common naming convention and reside in standard locations. These files may disclose sensitive information about web application internals, database information, passwords, machine names, file paths to other sensitive areas, or possibly contain vulnerabilities. Disclosure of this information is valuable to an attacker.

Predictable Resource Location is also known as Forced Browsing, File Enumeration, Directory Enumeration, etc.


Example
Any attacker can make arbitrary file or directory requests to any publicly available web server. The existence of a resource can be determined by analyzing the web server HTTP response codes. There are several of Predictable Resource Location attack variations:

Blind searches for common files and directories
/admin/
/backup/
/logs/
/vulnerable_file.cgi

Adding extensions to existing filename: (/test.asp)
/test.asp.bak
/test.bak
/test

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