<p>Web Services allow applications to communicate with each other independent of platform and/or language. They are prone to attacks in the form of Denial-Of-Service, XML, XPath, SQL injection and spoofing, making implementation of web service security vital. Though many solutions are proposed for minimizing attacks, there is no single solution for mitigating all the attacks on web services. The objective of this paper is to present a systematic review on the studies of web service security. It is identified that there is lot of research going on in web services, dealing mostly with attack detection as well as identification of vulnerabilities in the services. Denial-of-service attack is found to be the most addressed of all attacks. Solutions were mainly proposed using dynamic analysis, closely followed by static analysis.</p>
V. R. Mouli and Jevitha, K. P., “Web Services Attacks and Security- A Systematic Literature Review”, Procedia Computer Science, vol. 93, pp. 870-877, 2014.