Why Secure Design Matters ? Secure Approach to Session Validation on Modern Frameworks (Django Solution)

I’ve been doing security researches on softwares for a quite long time. During these researchs, I often find myself in a situation where in I think about the state of mind of developers, problems that occur during developments and core problems of nature of software crafting teams. Thinking about these questions always lead me to realize possible software bugs.

People developers are tend to make mistakes by the nature of human being. Mistakes made by developers usually end up with software bugs. If there is a software bug, security researchers always try to take an advantage of this bugs and convert it to a software vulnerability. For that reason, I always start my research by defining a places in softwares where things left to the developer’s initiative. One of good the example for that ‘places’, which also main focus of this post, can be a session validations.

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Advisory | ManageEngine Applications Manager Remote Code Execution and SQLi

It is an interesting coincidence that almost 1 year ago we identified a critical security issue in a different product (Eventlog Analyzer) of this company. Now, this time we’ve came across with another product of this company during penetration test. To be honest I’ve seen more than 20 different high/critical vulnerability during the analysis of the product but I will only share two of them now, as a full disclosure. Read More