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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Hi Paramendra,<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Obviously these queries are on two line … one for session keep
alive from tools and other from a pwd cracking/brute force.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>I guess threads is not the way to get this issue cleared. The
session time out may not be the only issue. It could also be that the session
gets terminated to unforeseen issues (eg. Load)<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>In WebInspect, the same is handled using a logout signature
verification … as an when the tool receives a logout signature (regex based …
eg. [status] 302 AND [all] login.aspx) the tool resubmits the login info form.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Hope this clarifies. I am a tech cons with HP on WI and hence I
would be able to give you the perspective from our tools only.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Regards<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>John<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>
owasp-delhi-bounces@lists.owasp.org
[mailto:owasp-delhi-bounces@lists.owasp.org] <b>On Behalf Of </b>Parmendra
Sharma<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Monday, February 16, 2009 10:33 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> owasp-delhi@lists.owasp.org<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [Owasp-delhi] Session Related Issues<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>Dear OWASP Members,<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>Please put some light on the following points:<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>-&gt; While scanning a website using a tool to find out the
possible vulnerabilities...what happens if the Session Time is short for an
application. To overcome this problem should we increase the number of threads
used by the scanner for faster scanning......but it will also increase the load
on the server. <o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>-&gt; While using some Authentication testing tools such as
Web Brute (Webinspect), Brutus&nbsp;.....How does these tools works with an
application having a short Session timeout as cracking passwords took a lot of
time depending upon the strength of the password.<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>-- <br>
Thanks and Regards:<br>
<br>
Parmendra Sharma<br>
Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)<br>
Ministry of Information Technology<br>
Government of India<br>
6 C.G.O Complex<br>
Lodhi Road<br>
New Delhi<o:p></o:p></p>

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