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Default Login Credetials

Default Login Credetials

Detection of default login credentials misconfiguration for potential unauthorized access vulnerability.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

The Default Login Credentials test is designed to identify security misconfigurations where default or commonly used login credentials are employed in an application. By modifying the request parameters, including username and password, with a predefined list of default values, the test checks if the application accepts these credentials. This misconfiguration falls under the Security Misconfiguration category with a low severity level. Utilizing default login credentials can expose the system to unauthorized access, posing a significant risk of data breaches and unauthorized actions. It is crucial to avoid default credentials for enhanced security.

The Default Login Credentials test is designed to identify security misconfigurations where default or commonly used login credentials are employed in an application. By modifying the request parameters, including username and password, with a predefined list of default values, the test checks if the application accepts these credentials. This misconfiguration falls under the Security Misconfiguration category with a low severity level. Utilizing default login credentials can expose the system to unauthorized access, posing a significant risk of data breaches and unauthorized actions. It is crucial to avoid default credentials for enhanced security.

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Default login credentials expose the system to unauthorized access, increasing the risk of data breaches and unauthorized actions.

Default login credentials expose the system to unauthorized access, increasing the risk of data breaches and unauthorized actions.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The API selection filters in this template are used to filter the requests based on specific criteria. In this case, the filters are set to select requests with a response code between 200 and 299, and requests that have either "username" or "user" as a key in the request payload.

Execute request

The execute section of the template specifies the type of execution as "single" and defines the requests to be executed. In this case, the request is modified by replacing the "usernameKey" parameter with values from the "usernames" word list, and the "passwordKey" parameter is set to "admin".

Validation

The validation section defines the criteria for validating the response. It specifies that the response code should be between 200 and 205. This ensures that the request was successful and the response is within the expected range.

Frequently asked questions

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How does the Default Login Credentials test work

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What category and severity level does the Default Login Credentials test fall under

Are there any specific word lists used for the username parameter in this test

Are there any references or resources available for further information on security misconfigurations

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