[Owasp-delhi] Clarifications

Suman Sourav suman.sourav at sellasynergy.com
Tue Dec 8 06:44:23 EST 2009

Hi Bhupendra,

If application is vulnerable to session fixation then exploitation is possible in your given scenario; though it is tough but it's possible. Please visit http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Session_Fixation for more details about this vulnerability and protection against it. Check first whether your application is vulnerable or not.


Senior Associate-Application Security
From: owasp-delhi-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp-delhi-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Kumar, Bhupendra.
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 4:39 PM
To: 'owasp-delhi at lists.owasp.org'
Subject: [Owasp-delhi] Clarifications

Hi All,

Can any one plz explain the threats present in a specific scenario as explained below:

User has logged-on in certain ERP application to carry out some transactions. ERP application has been configured for Automatic logoff after prolong idle time of 2 hrs. However desktop is set to get locked after idle time of 5 minutes.
After idle time of 5 minutes when desktop is locked, Can anyone from remote misuse/hacked the logged ERP application / session and carry out unauthorised activities.  If Yes, How ? and What are ways to protect from such a scenario.

Thanks all your support and coordination.

Warm Regards,

Bhupendra Kumar
 Tel.: +91-124-2349456

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