Apache Config file disclosure
Attackers can get access to the Apache configuration files.
Security Misconfiguration (SM)
How this template works
The template includes API selection filters that specify the desired response code range (between 200 and 299) and extract the URL from the response to be used in the execution step. These filters ensure that only successful responses are considered and the URL is extracted for further processing.
In the execution step, a single request is made to modify the URL by appending "/apache.conf" to it. This modified URL is used to access the Apache configuration file. This step allows the template to perform the necessary action of accessing the configuration file.
The validation step ensures that the response received from the modified URL meets certain criteria. It checks if the response code is equal to 200, indicating a successful request. Additionally, it validates the response payload by checking if it contains either the "<Directory" and "</Directory" tags or the "<VirtualHost" and "</VirtualHost" tags. This validation confirms that the Apache configuration file has been successfully accessed and contains the expected content.
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