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SpoC 007 - OWASP WebGoat Solutions Guide

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AoC Candidate: Erwin Geirnaert

Project coordinator: Jeff Williams

Project Progress: 100% Complete, Progress Page

Erwin Geirnaert - OWASP WebGoat Solutions Guide

Executive Summary

WebGoat is used by a lot of people to learn about web application security and the different vulnerabilities. But it takes a lot of time to grasp how the tools like WebScarab work and how to use them effectively in WebGoat. I propose to create a walkthrough of the lessons in WebGoat so that people can learn from the solutions, without spoiling the fun.

Objectives and Deliverables

The WebGoat Solutions Guide is a document that can be bundled with WebGoat. Each lesson contains a detailed solution with screenshots and tools. I created a PDF with the solution for WebGoat 4.0 but this is too big to load (15 MB) and is not very practical.

After a discussion with Bruce about this, we think that the solutions should be made like the existing Lessons Plan so it is easier to maintain and update when a lesson changes. This means that there will be documentation folder and an individual solution for each lesson.

Why I should be sponsored for the project

I have more then 10 years experience in Java and J2EE and the last 6 years I have tested and broke a lot of web applications. I gave also some very successful J2EE security courses and web security courses. I spoke at different conferences about application security in Europe. And I am responsible for the security track at Javapolis, one of the biggest Jave conferences in Europe. I am the co-founder of ZION SECURITY where we do security testing, code review, design reviews, training,... I'm also member of the OWASP Belgium board that started in March 2007.

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