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CAPEC-240: Resource Injection

Resource Injection
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Attack Pattern ID: 240
Abstraction: Meta
Status: Stable
Completeness: Complete
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+ Summary

An adversary exploits weaknesses in input validation by manipulating resource identifiers enabling the unintended modification or specification of a resource.

+ Attack Prerequisites
  • The target application allows the user to both specify the identifier used to access a system resource. Through this permission, the user gains the capability to perform actions on that resource (e.g., overwrite the file)

+ Typical Severity


+ Typical Likelihood of Exploit

Likelihood: High

+ Solutions and Mitigations

Ensure all input content that is delivered to client is sanitized against an acceptable content specification.

Perform input validation for all content.

Enforce regular patching of software.

+ Attack Motivation-Consequences
ScopeTechnical ImpactNote
Read application data
Read files or directories
Modify application data
Modify files or directories
+ Content History
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2014-06-23Internal_CAPEC_Team
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2015-12-07Updated Description, Description SummaryInternal
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2017-05-01Updated Attack_Motivation-Consequences, Attack_Prerequisites, Related_Weaknesses, Solutions_and_Mitigations, Typical_Likelihood_of_Exploit, Typical_SeverityInternal

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