CAPEC Details
Name Audit Log Manipulation
Likelyhood of attack Typical severity
High High
Summary The attacker injects, manipulates, deletes, or forges malicious log entries into the log file, in an attempt to mislead an audit of the log file or cover tracks of an attack. Due to either insufficient access controls of the log files or the logging mechanism, the attacker is able to perform such actions.
Prerequisites The target host is logging the action and data of the user. The target host insufficiently protects access to the logs or logging mechanisms.
Related Weaknesses
CWE ID Description
CWE-117 Improper Output Neutralization for Logs
Related CAPECS
CAPEC ID Description
CAPEC-161 An attacker exploits characteristics of the infrastructure of a network entity in order to perpetrate attacks or information gathering on network objects or effect a change in the ordinary information flow between network objects. Most often, this involves manipulation of the routing of network messages so, instead of arriving at their proper destination, they are directed towards an entity of the attackers' choosing, usually a server controlled by the attacker. The victim is often unaware that their messages are not being processed correctly. For example, a targeted client may believe they are connecting to their own bank but, in fact, be connecting to a Pharming site controlled by the attacker which then collects the user's login information in order to hijack the actual bank account.
Taxonomy: OWASP Attacks
Entry ID Entry Name
Link Log Injection