Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:19 am

Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques of 2008 - Jeremiah Grossman

The survey, judged by Rich Mogull, Chris Hoff, H D Moore, and Jeff Forristal, is an awesome listing of of web attacks.

Go to JG's blog for click able links for each exploit.

Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques of 2008 (Official)
We searched far and wide collecting as many Web Hacking Techniques published in 2008 as possible -- ~70 in all. These new and innovative techniques were analyzed and ranked based upon their novelty, impact, and pervasiveness. The 2008 competition was exceptionally fierce and our panel of judges (Rich Mogull, Chris Hoff, H D Moore, and Jeff Forristal) had their work cut out for them. For any researcher, or "breaker" if you prefer, simply the act of creating something unique enough to appear on the list is no small feat. That much should be considered an achievement. In the end, ten Web hacking techniques rose head and shoulders above.

Supreme honors go to Billy Rios, Nathan McFeters, Rob Carter, and John Heasman for GIFAR! The judges were convinced their work stood out amongst the field. Beyond industry recognition, they also will receive the free pass to Black Hat USA 2009 (generously sponsored by Black Hat)! Now they have to fight over it. ;)

Congratulations to all!

Coming up at SnowFROC AppSec 2009 and RSA Conference 2009 it will be my great privilege to highlight the results. Each of the top ten techniques will be described in technical detail for how they work, what they can do, who they affect, and how best to defend against them. The opportunity provides a chance to get a closer look at the new attacks that could be used against us in the future -- some of which already have.


Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques of 2008!

1. GIFAR
(Billy Rios, Nathan McFeters, Rob Carter, and John Heasman)

2. Breaking Google Gears' Cross-Origin Communication Model
(Yair Amit)

3. Safari Carpet Bomb
(Nitesh Dhanjani)

4. Clickjacking / Videojacking
(Jeremiah Grossman and Robert Hansen)

5. A Different Opera
(Stefano Di Paola)

6. Abusing HTML 5 Structured Client-side Storage
(Alberto Trivero)

7. Cross-domain leaks of site logins via Authenticated CSS
(Chris Evans and Michal Zalewski)

8. Tunneling TCP over HTTP over SQL Injection
(Glenn Willinson, Marco Slaviero and Haroon Meer)

9. ActiveX Repurposing
(Haroon Meer)

10. Flash Parameter Injection
(Yuval Baror, Ayal Yogev, and Adi Sharabani)


The List

  1. CUPS Detection
  2. CSRFing the uTorrent plugin
  3. Clickjacking / Videojacking
  4. Bypassing URL Authentication and Authorization with HTTP Verb Tampering
  5. I used to know what you watched, on YouTube (CSRF + Crossdomain.xml)
  6. Safari Carpet Bomb
  7. Flash clipboard Hijack
  8. Flash Internet Explorer security model bug
  9. Frame Injection Fun
  10. Free MacWorld Platinum Pass? Yes in 2008!
  11. Diminutive Worm, 161 byte Web Worm
  12. SNMP XSS Attack (1)
  13. Res Timing File Enumeration Without JavaScript in IE7.0
  14. Stealing Basic Auth with Persistent XSS
  15. Smuggling SMTP through open HTTP proxies
  16. Collecting Lots of Free 'Micro-Deposits'
  17. Using your browser URL history to estimate gender
  18. Cross-site File Upload Attacks
  19. Same Origin Bypassing Using Image Dimensions
  20. HTTP Proxies Bypass Firewalls
  21. Join a Religion Via CSRF
  22. Cross-domain leaks of site logins via Authenticated CSS
  23. JavaScript Global Namespace Pollution
  24. GIFAR
  25. HTML/CSS Injections - Primitive Malicious Code
  26. Hacking Intranets Through Web Interfaces
  27. Cookie Path Traversal
  28. Racing to downgrade users to cookie-less authentication
  29. MySQL and SQL Column Truncation Vulnerabilities
  30. Building Subversive File Sharing With Client Side Applications
  31. Firefox XML injection into parse of remote XML
  32. Firefox cross-domain information theft (simple text strings, some CSV)
  33. Firefox 2 and WebKit nightly cross-domain image theft
  34. Browser's Ghost Busters
  35. Exploiting XSS vulnerabilities on cookies
  36. Breaking Google Gears' Cross-Origin Communication Model
  37. Flash Parameter Injection
  38. Cross Environment Hopping
  39. Exploiting Logged Out XSS Vulnerabilities
  40. Exploiting CSRF Protected XSS
  41. ActiveX Repurposing, (1, 2)
  42. Tunneling tcp over http over sql-injection
  43. Arbitrary TCP over uploaded pages
  44. Local DoS on CUPS to a remote exploit via specially-crafted webpage (1)
  45. JavaScript Code Flow Manipulation
  46. Common localhost dns misconfiguration can lead to "same site" scripting
  47. Pulling system32 out over blind SQL Injection
  48. Dialog Spoofing - Firefox Basic Authentication
  49. Skype cross-zone scripting vulnerability
  50. Safari pwns Internet Explorer
  51. IE "Print Table of Links" Cross-Zone Scripting Vulnerability
  52. A different Opera
  53. Abusing HTML 5 Structured Client-side Storage
  54. SSID Script Injection
  55. DHCP Script Injection
  56. File Download Injection
  57. Navigation Hijacking (Frame/Tab Injection Attacks)
  58. UPnP Hacking via Flash
  59. Total surveillance made easy with VoIP phone
  60. Social Networks Evil Twin Attacks
  61. Recursive File Include DoS
  62. Multi-pass filters bypass
  63. Session Extending
  64. Code Execution via XSS (1)
  65. Redirector’s hell
  66. Persistent SQL Injection
  67. JSON Hijacking with UTF-7
  68. SQL Smuggling
  69. Abusing PHP Sockets (1, 2)
  70. CSRF on Novell GroupWise WebAccess