API Penetration Testing

Web Application Penetration Testing

Overview

API attacks allow adversaries to exploit vulnerable endpoints and also the underlying applications associated with such API endpoints. Once these API endpoints are maliciously bypassed, attackers can gain unauthorized access to the sensitive data stored within the underlying applications. They can damage application functionality, abuse business logic, and in certain circumstances, access and threaten an organization’s internal infrastructure. Adversaries proficient at exploiting insecure API endpoints can make any business vulnerable to consistent attacks.

What is API Penetration Testing?

API penetration testing encompasses the entire process of identifying vulnerabilities and creating secure endpoints in your APIs. API abuse is one of the most prevalent application risks, and it may wreak havoc on the normal operation of any digital enterprise. If deployed APIs are not thoroughly tested for security, problems such as data leakage, unauthorized access, and parameter tampering might develop.

The goal of an API penetration test is to find ways to exploit an API’s functions and methods as well as  circumventing its authorization and authentication mechanisms. At the very least, an API penetration test includes checks for the following vulnerabilities (included in the OWASP API Security Top 10):

  1. Broken Object Level Authorization
  2. Broken User Authentication
  3. Excessive Data Exposure
  4. Lack of Resources & Rate Limiting
  5. Broken Function Level Authorization
  6. Mass Assignment
  7. Security Misconfigurations
  8. Injection
  9. Improper Assets Management
  10. Insufficient Logging & Monitoring

How we do it?

At Redfox Security, API penetration testing is applied to SOAP and REST based web services. Our team follows the same testing methodologies as web application penetration testing:

  • OWASP API Security Top 10 (and beyond!)
  • OWASP ASVS
  • OWASP Testing Guide
Benefits of API Penetration Testing
Benefits API Penetration Testing

Our Approach

Our team can help you identify vulnerabilities in your API architecture, highlight the risk your organization faces, and give recommendations to address and remediate such risks. To add, we follow OWASP’s standards for API security.
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What to Expect
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Final Deliverable

At Redfox Security, we deliver an in-depth report that displays all technical findings in detail, with the relevant risk ratings, descriptions, recommendations and reproduction steps. Every report follows a strict QA process to ensure quality, accuracy and correctness. At a high-level, our reports include the following sections:
Executive summary
Assessment Overview
Testing Methodology
Vulnerabilities Overview
Table of Contents
Detailed Vulnerabilities
Risk Rating Details
Appendices

Our Accreditations

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