Appspec Yml Disclosure
Attackers can get access to the appspec.yml file used in application deployments.
Security Misconfiguration (SM)
How this template works
The template uses API selection filters to specify the criteria for selecting APIs to test. In this case, it filters APIs based on the response code, ensuring that only APIs with a response code between 200 and 299 are selected. It also extracts the URL from the response and assigns it to the variable "urlVar".
The template uses the "execute" section to define the type of request to be executed. In this case, it is a single request. It modifies the URL by appending "/appspec.yml" and "/appspec.yaml" to the extracted URL variable "urlVar". This allows the template to test for the presence of the appspec.yml file in the application deployment.
The template uses the "validate" section to define the validation criteria for the response. It checks that the response code is equal to 200 and that the response payload contains specific keywords such as "version:", "os:", and "files:". This ensures that the appspec.yml file is accessible and contains the expected deployment information.
Frequently asked questions
What is the purpose of the appspec.yml file in application deployments
How can unauthorized access to the appspec.yml file be exploited by attackers
What are the potential impacts of appspec.yml disclosure
How can the appspec.yml file be protected from unauthorized access
Are there any specific security best practices for securing the appspec.yml file
How can organizations detect and mitigate the risk of appspec.yml disclosure