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Command injection by adding query parameters

Command injection by adding query parameters

This test explores various query parameter names for potential command injection, such as cmd, exec, command, execute, ping, and query.

Command Injection

"This test aims to identify command injection vulnerabilities by adding query parameters that resemble common command execution keywords. For example, parameters like "cmd," "exec," or "command" may be susceptible. If the application fails to properly sanitize or validate these inputs, an attacker could inject arbitrary commands. Successful exploitation could lead to unauthorized command execution, data manipulation, and potential system compromise."

"This test aims to identify command injection vulnerabilities by adding query parameters that resemble common command execution keywords. For example, parameters like "cmd," "exec," or "command" may be susceptible. If the application fails to properly sanitize or validate these inputs, an attacker could inject arbitrary commands. Successful exploitation could lead to unauthorized command execution, data manipulation, and potential system compromise."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Command injection allows an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on a vulnerable system, leading to unauthorized access, data theft, system compromise, and potential disruption of services, making it a severe security risk.

Command injection allows an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on a vulnerable system, leading to unauthorized access, data theft, system compromise, and potential disruption of services, making it a severe security risk.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The API selection filters in this template specify the desired response code range. In this case, it filters for response codes that are greater than or equal to 200 and less than 300, indicating a successful response.

Execute request

The execute section of the template defines a single request to be executed. It uses the "add_query_param" action to add query parameters to the request. Each query parameter is given a name (e.g., "cmd", "exec", "command") and a corresponding value (e.g., "echo 'hello world'"). This simulates a potential command injection by adding query parameters that resemble common command execution keywords.

Validation

The validation section specifies the expected response payload. In this case, it checks if the response contains the string "hello world'. If the response payload contains this string, the validation is considered successful, indicating that the command injection vulnerability may be present.

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