[Owasp-topten] RFI taken out

Ty Miller tyronmiller at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 04:55:40 EST 2009

Hey guys,

You know this comment would be coming (if it hasn't already and I
missed it) ... But, here goes ... and to put it clearly so there are
no misunderstandings ...

"What were you guys smoking when you took RFI out of the top 10???"

I understand that RFI mainly affects php about 99.99% of the time, but
this vuln is out there and organisations are getting smashed with it.

I am the CTO of a pen testing company who also does digital forensics
when clients ring up in a panic saying "OMG, we've been hacked! What
do we do?"

The top two ways that organisations were being hacked via their web
apps that we saw was SQLi followed very closely by RFI.

I was expecting this vuln to be moved up the ranks, especially when I
read about the focus being more concentrated on the risk rather than
how common the vuln is ... But to my extreme suprise, it was gone!

If I had the choice between RFI and XSS to exploit and weigh up the
risks, RFI would win hands down.

BTW, doc looks good.


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