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Web App Sec Benchmarks

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  • 1. Defining a Set of Common Benchmarks for Web Application Security Benjamin Livshits Computer Science Department Stanford University Stanford, USA livshits@cs.stanford.edu A recent explosion in the number of security vulnerabilities being discovered every day motivated a great deal of interest in tools that attempt to address this problem. While buffer overruns have been plaguing C programs for years, application-level vul- nerabilities such as SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and path traversal attacks have become increasingly common in the last year. Looking at a daily snapshot of Security- Focus vulnerabilities reveals that upwards of 60% of all exploits are due to application vulnerabilities such as the ones listed above. While the number of commercially available and open-source too

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