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Config File Exposure

Config File Exposure

Attacker can get unauthorized access to JSON configuration files.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"JSON Config Exposure refers to the vulnerability where JSON configuration files, such as default.json, config.json, and credentials/config.json, are exposed due to misconfiguration. Unauthorized access to these files can lead to the exposure of sensitive information like API keys, AWS credentials, and server configurations. Attackers can exploit this exposure to misuse API keys, gain unauthorized access to AWS services, or exploit server vulnerabilities. Addressing this vulnerability promptly is crucial to prevent unauthorized access and protect the confidentiality of sensitive data and the security of the system."

"JSON Config Exposure refers to the vulnerability where JSON configuration files, such as default.json, config.json, and credentials/config.json, are exposed due to misconfiguration. Unauthorized access to these files can lead to the exposure of sensitive information like API keys, AWS credentials, and server configurations. Attackers can exploit this exposure to misuse API keys, gain unauthorized access to AWS services, or exploit server vulnerabilities. Addressing this vulnerability promptly is crucial to prevent unauthorized access and protect the confidentiality of sensitive data and the security of the system."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Enables attackers to misuse API keys, gain unauthorized access, and exploit server vulnerabilities, posing a significant risk to data and system security.

Enables attackers to misuse API keys, gain unauthorized access, and exploit server vulnerabilities, posing a significant risk to data and system security.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The API selection filters in this template specify the criteria for selecting the APIs to be tested. In this case, the filters include the response code range (between 200 and 299) and the extraction of the URL variable.

Execute request

The execute section defines the type of request to be made and the modifications to be applied to the URL. In this template, a single request is made, and the URL is modified using the URL paths specified in the wordLists section.

Validation

The validation section defines the criteria for validating the response of the executed request. In this template, the response code is expected to be 200, and the response payload should contain either the strings "api_keys", "aws", or "server". If these conditions are met, the vulnerability is considered present.

Frequently asked questions

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Loom

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Rippling

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