20 Jun 2012

Secure Coding Quiz

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Secure Coding Quiz

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Question 1
To harden your system against a Path Traversal attack, the following is considered a good practice
A
Use a chrooted environment on the directory containing your application files
B
Generate a new session identifier to force change from HTTP to HTTPS and deactivate the old one.
C
Using Parameterized Queries
D
Transfer data in a POST request
Question 2
For a web mail application that handles form input and displays them in the browser, what threat are you at risk of?
A
XSS
B
SQL Injection
C
Remote File Inclusion
D
CSRF
Question 3
Which of the following should be avoided as a security measure?
A
Encryption
B
Blacklisting
C
Parameterized Queries
D
Whitelisting
Question 4
For a centralized input validation component, what is the area at which you redirect input data for validation?
A
At the database
B
At the communication medium
C
Client Side Form
D
Trust Boundary
Question 5
For output data as input to another module of the application or to the underlying OS, what would be appropriate?
A
Validate all Input
B
Implement application at least privilege
C
Per-request session token
D
Transfer data using HTTP POST method
Question 6
Before embedding data into an HTTP response header, validating input for CR/LFs would help mitigate against:
A
Brute Force Attack
B
Remote File Inclusion
C
Cross Site Request Forgery
D
HTTP Response Splitting
Question 7
The use of a Canary value is a safeguard against what type of attack?
A
Buffer Overflow by stack smashing
B
Brute Force
C
Heap Overflow
D
Denial of Service
Question 8
The best way to implement input validation is by:
A
Client Side Input Validation
B
Encrypted communications
C
Server Side Blacklisting
D
Server Side Whitelisting
Question 9
Failure of handling of concurrent requests by a process dependent on a sequence or timing of events leads to:
A
SQL Injection
B
Race Condition
C
Session Fixation
D
Brute Force Attack
Question 10
Why do you require to change the Session ID after Login?
A
To prevent XSS
B
To Prevent Cross Site Request Forgery
C
To Prevent SQL Injection
D
To prevent Session Fixation
Question 11
How do you implement efficient error handling?
A
Redirect user to homepage
B
Generic error messages without any information on the type of error or stack traces
C
Give verbose error messages to help obtain necessary technical feedback.
Question 12
What is the practice of encoding data to a common character set before validation formally known as?
A
Encryption
B
Input Validation
C
Canonicalization
D
Sanitization
Question 13
Consider the scenario where a developer uses a cookie to count failed login attempts to implement account lockout against a brute force attack. How can this measure be bypassed?
A
Account Lockout will cause a denial of service thus helping the attacker
B
User can manipulate the cookie
C
Attacker will attempt a session fixation attack
Question 14
Best practice for secure coding against SQL Injection attacks?
A
Lowering application privileges
B
Database hardening
C
Use of Stored Procedures
D
Use of Parameterized Queries.
Question 15
For limited input type, what security measure is most viable as input validation?
A
Blacklist: Create a list of known bad values
B
Create a list of legitimate values that a user is allowed to specify
C
Output Encoding
D
Prepared Statements
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