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Content Type Header Missing

Content Type Header Missing

This vulnerability can enable attackers to inject malicious code into the application or cause it to malfunction.

Misconfigured HTTP Headers (MHH)

"The endpoint appears to be have Misconfigured HTTP Headers. The original request was replayed without any modifications. The server responded with 2XX success codes and the response headers didn't contain Content-Type header" "<b>Background:</b> The Content-Type header specifies the type of data contained in the request or response body, allowing the receiving party to interpret and handle the data correctly."

"The endpoint appears to be have Misconfigured HTTP Headers. The original request was replayed without any modifications. The server responded with 2XX success codes and the response headers didn't contain Content-Type header" "<b>Background:</b> The Content-Type header specifies the type of data contained in the request or response body, allowing the receiving party to interpret and handle the data correctly."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

When the Content-Type header is missing, it can lead to various security risks, data integrity issues and possible DOS attacks

When the Content-Type header is missing, it can lead to various security risks, data integrity issues and possible DOS attacks

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 (greater than or equal to 200 and less than 300) and the extraction of the URL variable.

Execute request

The execute section defines the type of request to be executed and provides instructions for modifying the URL. In this template, a single request is executed, and the URL is modified using the extracted URL variable.

Validation

The validation section specifies the criteria for validating the response. It includes checking the response code range and ensuring that the response headers do not contain the key "Content-Type". This helps identify the vulnerability of missing Content-Type header.

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of the Content-Type header in an HTTP request or response

What are the potential security risks associated with a missing Content-Type header

How can a missing Content-Type header be exploited by attackers

What are some common vulnerabilities or weaknesses that can arise from a misconfigured Content-Type header

How can developers prevent the occurrence of a missing Content-Type header

Are there any industry standards or best practices related to the Content-Type header

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