Researchers Hack Web Application Firewalls

May 14, 2009

OWASP Europe presentation demonstrates tools that fingerprint the brand of WAF, as well as bypass it altogether

A pair of researchers at the OWASP Europe 2009 conference on Wednesday showed how some Web application firewalls (WAFs) are prone to attack.

Wendel Henrique, a member of SpiderLabs (Trustwave’s advanced security team), and Sandro Gauci, founder and CSO for EnableSecurity, also found some WAFs vulnerable to the same types of exploits they are supposed to protect Web apps from, such as cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

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