[Owasp-leaders] CSRF Guidance at OWASP

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Sun May 22 19:15:57 UTC 2016

Hi Jim

Recently I  did a pen test where a .NET developer used the ViewState to
avoid CRSF attacks

When you create a PoC with Burp, the attack is still possible. Now, I'm
quite unsure if the issue is:

Burp/ZAP PoC CRSF form copy/paste the same 'ViewState' encoded code with
the user session (which is what this does)

But if an attacker generates a page for the victim to click , the ViewState
will not be the same and therefore the attack will not work.

ASP.NET MVC offers the option to use anti-CRSF tokens

There are developers not using MVC but still could use CRSF token .NET
libraries which is what I recommend.
Last update of this opensorce project is from 2008 , which is quite updated:

On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> Folks,
> One of the older cheatsheets is the CSRF Cheatsheet (1.2+mil hits). Dave
> Wichers recently took a stab at a fairly major revision to account for
> modern defense strategies. Can you take a look and provide feedback if
> you have expertise in this area? This is a difficult topic to discuss
> concisely, IMO.
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cross-Site_Request_Forgery_(CSRF)_Prevention_Cheat_Sheet
> Thanks + Aloha, Jim
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Johanna Curiel
OWASP Volunteer
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