OWASP Top 10 Report

by Cody Dumont
June 19, 2014

Web application security is a key concern for SecurityCenter users. The software security community created the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) to help educate developers and security professionals. This report provides SecurityCenter users the ability to monitor web application security by identifying the top 10 most critical web application security flaws as described in OWASP's Top Ten awareness document.

The report is available in the SecurityCenter Feed, an app store of dashboards, reports, and assets. The report can be easily located in the SecurityCenter Feed by selecting category Security Industry Trends, and then selecting tags OWASP and PCI. The report requirements are:

  • SecurityCenter 4.8.1
  • Nessus 5.2.6
  • LCE 4.2.2
  • PVS 4.0.2

SecurityCenter Continuous View (SC CV) customers have the ability to monitor web application security through several methods, all of which are described in this report. The chapters in this report are focused on web application vulnerabilities and logs collected from web servers. Additionally, event logs from SQL servers are provided.

Executive Summary - This chapter is comprised of seven components, starting with two 90-day trend graphs, depicting critical and high severity vulnerabilities discovered over the past six months. There are two indicator components that monitor web server, SQL Server, and IDS logs for web application events. The third indicator component provides a view into several web application security issues starting with injection vulnerabilities and ending with cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. There is a table with all informational vulnerabilities related to web application security. The final component is a detailed matrix showing vulnerabilities mapped to the ten most critical web application security risks identified in OWASP's Top Ten document. https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Top_Ten_Project

OWASP Top 10 Security Flaws Details - This chapter covers in detail the 10 most common security flaws identified in the OWASP Top 10. The chapter is broken down into a section for each security flaw, and contains a pie chart and vulnerability summary table.

PCI DSS Requirement 6.5 Common Coding Flaws - This chapter reviews the requirements in PCI DSS requirement 6.5. The requirement addresses many of the security flaws found in the OWASP Top 10. The chapter is broken down into a section for each security flaw, and contains a pie chart and vulnerability summary table.

OWASP Web Events - This chapter contains events collected by PVS and web applications, and can be used to analyze the security of web applications. The chapter is broken into several sections and contain network summary pie chart, list of normalized events, followed by a top 100 IP address summary.

OWASP SQL Events - This chapter contains events collected by Database and SQL applications, and can be used to analyze the security of web applications. The chapter is broken into several sections and contain network summary pie chart, list of normalized events, followed by a top 100 IP address summary.