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CAPEC-389: Content Spoofing Via Application API Manipulation

Attack Pattern ID: 389
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Draft
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+ Description
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 use adversary-in-the-middle (CAPEC-94) communications between the web browser and the remote system.
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+ Relationships
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ChildOfStandard Attack PatternStandard Attack Pattern - A standard level attack pattern in CAPEC is focused on a specific methodology or technique used in an attack. It is often seen as a singular piece of a fully executed attack. A standard attack pattern is meant to provide sufficient details to understand the specific technique and how it attempts to accomplish a desired goal. A standard level attack pattern is a specific type of a more abstract meta level attack pattern.384Application API Message Manipulation via Man-in-the-Middle
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+ Prerequisites
Targeted software is utilizing application framework APIs
+ Resources Required
A software program that allows the use of adversary-in-the-middle communications between the client and server, such as an adversary-in-the-middle proxy.
+ References
[REF-327] Tom Stracener and Sean Barnum. "So Many Ways [...]: Exploiting Facebook and YoVille". Defcon 18. 2010.
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2014-06-23CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2019-04-04CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Updated Related_Weaknesses
2019-09-30CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Updated @Abstraction
2021-06-24CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Updated Description, Resources_Required
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