WHAT IS APPLICATION VULNERABILITY?
Application vulnerabilities are flaws or weaknesses in an application that can lead to exploitation or a security breach. With the enormous global reach of the Internet, web applications are particularly susceptible to attack, and these can come from many different locations across many attack vectors. Application vulnerability management and application security testing are critical components in a web application security program.
Application security standards are established by leading industry research and standards bodies to help organizations identify and remove application security vulnerabilities in complex software systems. Web application security deals specifically with the security surrounding websites, web applications, and web services such as APIs. The ten most commonly seen application vulnerabilities are detailed in the OWASP Top 10 list, which is highly regarded and updated frequently as the security landscape morphs and changes.