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Django Default Homepage Enabled

Django Default Homepage Enabled

Detection of Django default homepage enabled misconfiguration, exposing sensitive information and indicating a potential security risk.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

Business Logic

The Django Default Homepage Enabled test identifies a security misconfiguration where the default homepage of a Django application is accessible. The test checks if the response payload contains the string "The install worked successfully! Congratulations!" which indicates that the default homepage is enabled. Having the default homepage accessible can expose sensitive information about the Django application, such as version numbers and potentially sensitive file paths. This misconfiguration falls under the Security Misconfiguration category with a low severity level. Disabling the default homepage in production environments is crucial to minimize information exposure and enhance security

The Django Default Homepage Enabled test identifies a security misconfiguration where the default homepage of a Django application is accessible. The test checks if the response payload contains the string "The install worked successfully! Congratulations!" which indicates that the default homepage is enabled. Having the default homepage accessible can expose sensitive information about the Django application, such as version numbers and potentially sensitive file paths. This misconfiguration falls under the Security Misconfiguration category with a low severity level. Disabling the default homepage in production environments is crucial to minimize information exposure and enhance security

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Enabling the Django default homepage exposes sensitive information, indicating potential security risks and facilitating targeted attacks on known vulnerabilities.

Enabling the Django default homepage exposes sensitive information, indicating potential security risks and facilitating targeted attacks on known vulnerabilities.

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 executed. In this template, it is set to "single", indicating that a single request will be made. The request is modified using the "modify_url" action, which likely allows for dynamic modification of the URL based on the extracted URL variable.

Validation

The validation section specifies the validation criteria for the response payload. In this template, the response payload is checked to contain either the string "The install worked successfully! Congratulations!". This ensures that the default homepage is enabled and indicates a potential security risk if found.

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of the Django Default Homepage Enabled test

How does the test determine if the default homepage is enabled

What information can be exposed if the default homepage is accessible

What category and severity level does this misconfiguration fall under

Why is it crucial to disable the default homepage in production environments

Are there any references or resources available for further information on this test

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