Analyzing a Creative Attack Chain Used to Compromise a Web Application

What if someone was able to access and steal your company’s intellectual property or customer data? These are the types of concerns Chief Information Security Officers lose sleep over. Despite conducting frequent and independent security audits, even the most security focused organizations can remain susceptible to the latest vulnerabilities and attacks.

Today, most organizations handle sensitive personal and business data in web based applications, and as a result, allocating resources towards vulnerability mitigation isn’t a choice anymore, it’s a must.

In this piece, we’ll analyze a creative scenario where a malicious actor can use an attack chain to exploit a web application via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) > Cross-site scripting (XSS) > Remote Code Execution (RCE).

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