OWASP: Testing guide checklist

A checklist of OWASP Testing guide v4

♻️ Update to february 4, 2020


  • INFO-001 Conduct Search Engine Discovery and Reconnaissance Information Leakage

  • INFO-002 Fingerprint Web Server

  • INFO-003 Review Webserver Metafiles Information Leakage

  • INFO-004 Enumerate Applications on Webserver

  • INFO-005 Review Webpage Comments and Metadata Information Leakage

  • INFO-006 Identify application entry points

  • INFO-007 Map execution paths through application

  • INFO-008 Fingerprint Web Application Framework

  • INFO-009 Fingerprint Web Application

  • INFO-010 Map Application Architecture


  • CONFIG-001 Network/Infrastructure Configuration

  • CONFIG-002 Application Platform Configuration

  • CONFIG-003 File Extensions Handling for Sensitive Information

  • CONFIG-004 Backup and Unreferenced Files for Sensitive Information

  • CONFIG-005 Enumerate Infrastructure and Application Admin Interfaces

  • CONFIG-006 HTTP Methods

  • CONFIG-007 HTTP Strict Transport Security

  • CONFIG-008 RIA cross domain policy

  • CONFIG-009 File Permission

  • CONFIG-010 Subdomain Takeover


  • IDENT-001 Role Definitions

  • IDENT-002 User Registration Process

  • IDENT-003 Account Provisioning Process

  • IDENT-004 Account Enumeration and Guessable User Account

  • IDENT-005 Weak or unenforced username policy


  • AUTHN-001 Credentials Transported over an Encrypted Channel

  • AUTHN-002 Default credentials

  • AUTHN-003 Weak lock out mechanism

  • AUTHN-004 Bypassing authentication schema

  • AUTHN-005 Remember password functionality

  • AUTHN-006 Browser cache weakness

  • AUTHN-007 Weak password policy

  • AUTHN-008 Weak security question/answer

  • AUTHN-009 Weak password change or reset functionalities

  • AUTHN-010 Weaker authentication in alternative channel


  • AUTHZ-001 Directory traversal/file include

  • AUTHZ-002 Bypassing authorization schema

  • AUTHZ-003 Privilege Escalation

  • AUTHZ-004 Insecure Direct Object References


  • SESS-001 Bypassing Session Management Schema

  • SESS-002 Cookies attributes

  • SESS-003 Session Fixation

  • SESS-004 Exposed Session Variables

  • SESS-005 Cross Site Request Forgery

  • SESS-006 Logout functionality

  • SESS-007 Session Timeout

  • SESS-008 Session puzzling


  • INPVAL-001 Reflected Cross Site Scripting

  • INPVAL-002 Stored Cross Site Scripting

  • INPVAL-003 HTTP Verb Tampering

  • INPVAL-004 HTTP Parameter pollution

  • INPVAL-005 SQL Injection

  • INPVAL-006 LDAP Injection

  • INPVAL-007 ORM Injection

  • INPVAL-008 XML Injection

  • INPVAL-009 SSI Injection

  • INPVAL-010 XPath Injection

  • INPVAL-011 IMAP/SMTP Injection

  • INPVAL-012 Code Injection

  • INPVAL-013 Command Injection

  • INPVAL-014 Buffer overflow

  • INPVAL-015 Incubated vulnerabilities

  • INPVAL-016 HTTP Splitting/Smuggling

  • INPVAL-017 HTTP Incoming Requests

  • INPVAL-018 Host Header Injection

  • INPVAL-019 Server Side Template Injection


  • ERR-001 Analysis of Error Codes

  • ERR-002 Analysis of Stack Traces


  • CRYPST-001 Weak SSL/TSL Ciphers, Insufficient Transport Layer Protection

  • CRYPST-002 Padding Oracle

  • CRYPST-003 Sensitive information sent via unencrypted channels

  • CRYPST-004 Weak Encryption


  • BUSLOGIC-001 Business Logic Data Validation

  • BUSLOGIC-002 Ability to Forge Requests

  • BUSLOGIC-003 Integrity Checks

  • BUSLOGIC-004 Process Timing

  • BUSLOGIC-005 Number of Times a Function Can be Used Limits

  • BUSLOGIC-006 Circumvention of Work Flows

  • BUSLOGIC-007 Defenses Against Application Mis-use

  • BUSLOGIC-008 Upload of Unexpected File Types

  • BUSLOGIC-009 Upload of Malicious Files


  • CLIENT-001 DOM based Cross Site Scripting

  • CLIENT-002 JavaScript Execution

  • CLIENT-003 HTML Injection

  • CLIENT-004 Client Side URL Redirect

  • CLIENT-005 CSS Injection

  • CLIENT-006 Client Side Resource Manipulation

  • CLIENT-007 Cross Origin Resource Sharing

  • CLIENT-008 Cross Site Flashing

  • CLIENT-009 Clickjacking

  • CLIENT-010 WebSockets

  • CLIENT-011 Web Messaging

  • CLIENT-012 Local Storage

  • CLIENT-013 Cross Site Script Inclusion