RE: Proof of Concept Tool on Web Application Security

From: Indian Tiger (
Date: 04/23/03

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    From: "Indian Tiger" <>
    To: "pen test" <>
    Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 12:50:54 +0530

    Hey Everybody,

    First of all thank you very much to Robert, Rogan, Steve, Nicolas and Leah
    their guidance to test XSS and Session ID brute force attack.

    Now I can transfer victim’s cookie to another location successfully. I have
    tested XSS to transfer cookie using following three ways:
    1. Using document.location
    2. Using Image src
    3. Using hidden fields

    The cookie, which I am getting, is of current application only mean If I am
    accessing I will be getting only Hotmail's session ID asigned to me
    for that session.

    Now how can I steal all cookies stored on the victim’s machine? or how to
    transfer a file
    from Victim machine using Client Side Scripting or any other way?

    Some sites converts < and > tags into &lt; and &gt; to protect them selves
    from XSS attacks. Is there any way to bypass this protection?

    I was testing some trojan execution using XSS. In this process I was able to
    run help file 31users.chm from attackers machine to victims machine as
    window.showhelp(file:///XXX. XXX. XXX. XXX/c:/windows/help/31users.chm)
    Is it possible to run some trojan or activex componenet instead of help
    Without alerting for any pop-up.
    Is this possible to write some malicious help file? (These files not even
    before execution.)

    As per IDefence’s Article on “Brute forcing Session ID” some time session ID
    is random. I have tested this against six sites and I was not much lucky to
    get session IDs in which only last 3-4 digits are changing.
    What do you think in practice still are they so? Since iDEFENSE has
    this research in Nov 2001 and current scenario might be a bit changed.

    In my research of six sites, four sites were using ASP session variable to
    generated session ID and remaining two their own.

    I was able to hijack ASP sessions using session IDs. In my testing, first I
    have logged in as user1, got his session ID and using user1’s session ID, I
    was able to hijack user1.

    Any help on this would be highly appreciated.

    Thanking You.

    Indian Tiger, CISSP

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