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Primary mentor

Backup mentor

N/ASharif Magembe

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Abstract

Late last year, OpenMRS began collaborating with researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU) to better secure the OpenMRS Reference Application. NCSU researchers, using cutting-edge security assessment techniques, have identified almost 300 distinct security issues. Many of those issues are relatively low-complexity, requiring one-line patches. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in software security to get first-hand experience in the field.

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  1. Experience with .jsp and/or .gsp frontend templating languages
  2. Basic knowledge of common web application security vulnerabilities

Examples

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to Look Through While Preparing Your Proposal

1) Understand XSS vulnerabilities

2) Review some recent fix examples

For security reasons we can't publicly release the full NCSU report; however, you can check out these PRs for recent examples of the kinds of bugs that are being patched (and the kind of work the patches in this GSOC project entail):

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Once you are accepted into the project, you will be ...

A successful proposal could include...