OWASP In Depth: A05:2021 – Security Misconfiguration
From Insecure Design last week to Insecure Configuration this week!
Greetings, my friends! Since we looked at Insecure Design, it seems quite appropriate that risk #5 is
Insecure Configuration Security Misconfiguration1. This is a rather interesting one that encompasses a bunch of different areas, so let’s dig right in and see what we can learn.
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A05:2021 – Security Misconfiguration
Unlike last week’s bleak view on insecure design (spoiler: “cannot be fixed”), Security Misconfiguration is focused on missing, incomplete, or inappropriate configurations that can result in security risks. These risks present themselves in different ways across your app, some of which can be trivially solved, while others may take more time.
The OWASP Guide provides a rather nice description of different areas to be aware of, so let’s work our way through their list and link each up to practical solutions you can use in your apps.