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Authorization 5

Define access controls for each and every resource and system component. Enforce authorization controls on every request, regardless of resource type.

NB: the key concept for this card is applying authorization controls to all resource types. See AZ 6 for data controls, and AZ 7 for function/object/property controls.

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Chad can access resources (including services, processes, AJAX, Flash, video, images, documents, temporary files, session data, system properties, configuration data, registry settings, logs) he should not be able to due to missing authorization, or due to excessive privileges (e.g. not using the principle of least privilege)


Owasp ASVS (4.0): 1.2.2 ,4.1.1 ,4.1.3 ,4.2.1

Capec: 75 ,87 ,95 ,126 ,149 ,155 ,203 ,213 ,264 ,265

Owasp SCP: 70,81,83-4,87-9,99,117,131-2,142,154,170,179

Owasp Appsensor: ACE1,ACE2,ACE3,ACE4,HT2

Safecode: 8,10,11,13

ASVS (4.0) Cheatsheetseries Index

ASVS V1.2 - Authentication Architectural Requirements

ASVS V4.1 - General Access Control Design

ASVS V4.2 - Operation Level Access Control


Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

(Session) Data tampering

Privilege escalation

Session Hijacking (Man-in-the-Middle)

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