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CAPEC-389: Content Spoofing Via Application API Manipulation

 
Content Spoofing Via Application API Manipulation
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Attack Pattern ID: 389
Abstraction: Standard
Status: Draft
Completeness: Stub
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+ Summary

An attacker manipulates either egress or ingress data from a client within an application framework in order to change the content of messages. Performing this attack allows the attacker to manipulate content in such a way as to produce messages or content that look authentic but may contain deceptive links, spam-like content, or links to the attackers' code. In general, content-spoofing within an application API can be employed to stage many different types of attacks varied based on the attackers' intent. The techniques require use of specialized software that allow the attacker to man-in-the-middle communications between the web browser and the remote system.

+ Target Attack Surface

Target Attack Surface Description

Targeted OSI Layers: Application Layer

Target Attack Surface Localities

Client-side

Target Attack Surface Types: Host

Target Functional Services

Target Functional Service 1: Any
Protocol 1: HTTP
Related Protocol: Internet Protocol
Relationship Type
Uses Protocol
Related Protocol: Transmission Control Protocol
Relationship Type
Uses Protocol
+ Attack Prerequisites
  • Targeted software is utilizing application framework APIs

+ Typical Severity

Low

+ Resources Required

A software program that allows a user to man-in-the-middle communications between the client and server, such as a man-in-the-middle proxy.

+ References
[R.389.1] [REF-25] Tom Stracener and Sean Barnum. "So Many Ways [...]: Exploiting Facebook and YoVille". Defcon 18. 2010.
+ Content History
Submissions
SubmitterOrganizationDateSource
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2014-06-23Internal_CAPEC_Team
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