Web Application Vulnerabilities

Attackers have an ever increasing list of weaknesses in the web application structure at their disposal, which they can exploit to accomplish a wide variety of malicious tasks.

New flaws in web application security measures are constantly being researched, both by hackers and by security professionals. Most of these flaws affect all dynamic web applications whilst others are dependent on specific application technologies. In both cases, one may observe how the evolution and refinement of web technologies also brings about new exploits which compromise sensitive databases, provide access to theoretically secure networks, and pose a threat to the daily operation of online businesses.

The following is a list of known web application vulnerabilities/threats. Acunetix is also able to scan hundreds of well known applications such as WordPress, PHPNuke, PHPMyAdmin, Mambo, phpBB, OpenX… heuristicly for the detection of those exploits which have not yet been identified and tagged.

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