API Pentesting

Our API Penetration Testing (APIPT) service emphasizes thorough manual testing to uncover intricate business logic flaws within APIs. Complementing our manual efforts, we utilize advanced proprietary tools to scan for the latest cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities in libraries. Our comprehensive assessment aims to identify weaknesses in web APIs, ensuring secure API communication and robust data protection.

Web API Penetration Testing (PT) is dedicated to evaluating the security of APIs used in web applications. We test for various vulnerabilities, including SQL injection, authentication bypass, and insecure deserialization, among others, to guarantee secure data exchange and communication.

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Common Vulnerabilities

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    SQL Injection in API Parameters

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    Authentication and Authorization Bypass

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    SInsecure Deserialization

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    Insufficient Input Validation and Parameter Tampering

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    Improper Error Handling and Information Disclosure

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    Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in API Calls

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    Lack of Rate Limiting and Resource Exhaustion Attacks

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    API Misconfigurations (e.g., insecure API endpoints, excessive permissions)

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    XML External Entity (XXE) Injection in API Requests

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    Insecure Direct Object References (IDOR) in API Responses

Approach

Our APIPT process involves two primary testing methods: Black Box Testing and Grey Box Testing. We employ various scanning software to identify issues in used packages, libraries, and web servers. Additionally, our focus on business logic vulnerabilities ensures the identification and mitigation of logic flaws within business functions.

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    API Discovery

    Identify and enumerate API endpoints, methods, and parameters.

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    Vulnerability Scanning

    Perform automated scans to detect common API vulnerabilities.

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    Manual Testing

    Conduct detailed manual testing to find complex vulnerabilities and business logic flaws.

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    Authentication Testing

    Assess the strength and effectiveness of API authentication mechanisms.

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    Reporting

    Provide comprehensive reports detailing identified vulnerabilities, risk levels, and remediation recommendations.

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Tools Used : • Insomnia • Dirb • BurpSuite

Engage with Securityium for proactive, in-depth API security assessments that keep your systems resilient against emerging threats.

Benefits

By leveraging our APIPT services, organizations can significantly strengthen their API security,
protect against API abuse, prevent data breaches, and ensure compliance with API security
standards.

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Contact us today to secure your APIs and safeguard your critical business data with our expert penetration testing services.

Certifications

Our team holds prestigious certifications, including CREST, CERIN, CEH, OSCP, OSCE, CRT, and CPSA, ensuring high-quality and
professional testing services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The objective of Web API PT is to assess the security of APIs, identify vulnerabilities such as SQL injection and authentication bypass, and ensure secure communication and data exchange.

Vulnerabilities are assessed through API endpoint testing, parameter manipulation, authentication testing, authorization verification, and input validation checks.

The key steps involve API discovery, vulnerability scanning, manual testing of endpoints, authentication and authorization assessment, and reporting.

Organizations benefit from Web API PT assessments by securing their APIs against attacks, ensuring compliance with security standards, improving API performance, and enhancing overall system security

To secure APIs based on PT findings, organizations should implement secure coding practices, use API gateways for traffic control and security, enforce strong authentication and authorization mechanisms, and monitor API traffic for anomalies.

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