• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Password reset functionality is very commonly implemented in modern web applications. In this course, Web App Hacking: Hacking Password Reset Functionality, you will learn that this sensitive functionality is often insecurely implemented and it can lead to very severe consequences. First, you will learn how password reset link can be disclosed over insecure channel and how it can leak to external domain via Referrer header. Next, you will learn how the attacker can get unauthorized access to the account of arbitrary user as a result of Insecure Direct Object Reference in password reset functionality. You will also learn how the attacker can impersonate a user when session management is insecurely implemented at the time of password resetting. Finally, you will learn about weaknesses in lifecycle of password reset link and you will see how the attacker can enumerate users as a result of a weakness in password reset functionality. By the end of the course, you will know how to test web applications for various flaws in password reset functionality. What's more, you will learn how to implement this functionality securely.

Learning Objectives


  • Leakage of Password Reset Link
  • Insecure Direct Object Reference
  • Insecure Session Management
  • Weaknesses in Lifecycle of Password Reset Link
  • User Enumeration


    Framework Connections

    The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.