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Authorization 6

Even though a user may be permitted access to a particular page, the contents of that page should also verify access control privileges. For example, a user should be able to edit their own profile text, but not that for another user. Implement least privilege, and restrict users to only the data and system information that are required to perform their tasks.

NB: the key concept for this card is applying authorization controls at the data level. See AZ 5 for resource types controls, and AZ 7 for function/object/property controls.

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Eduardo can access data he does not have permission to, even though he has permission to the form/page/URL/entry point


Owasp ASVS (4.0): 4.1.3 ,4.2.1

Capec: 122

Owasp SCP: 81,88,131

Owasp Appsensor: ACE1-4

Safecode: 8,10,11

ASVS (4.0) Cheatsheetseries Index

ASVS V4.1 - General Access Control Design

ASVS V4.2 - Operation Level Access Control


SQL Injection

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Password Guessing/Brute Force Attacks

Weak Authentication Protocols

Session Hijacking (Man-in-the-Middle)

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