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eSMTP - Config Discovery

eSMTP - Config Discovery

eSMTP configuration was discovered.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"eSMTP - Config Discovery refers to the vulnerability where the eSMTP configuration file, .esmtprc, is discovered due to misconfiguration. This file contains sensitive information like the hostname, username, and password, which can be exploited by attackers for unauthorized access, email impersonation, and spam/phishing campaigns. Promptly addressing this vulnerability is critical to protect the integrity and confidentiality of email communications."

"eSMTP - Config Discovery refers to the vulnerability where the eSMTP configuration file, .esmtprc, is discovered due to misconfiguration. This file contains sensitive information like the hostname, username, and password, which can be exploited by attackers for unauthorized access, email impersonation, and spam/phishing campaigns. Promptly addressing this vulnerability is critical to protect the integrity and confidentiality of email communications."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Discovering the eSMTP configuration file exposes sensitive information, allowing attackers to impersonate users, send spam/phishing emails, and gain unauthorized access to email accounts.

Discovering the eSMTP configuration file exposes sensitive information, allowing attackers to impersonate users, send spam/phishing emails, and gain unauthorized access to email accounts.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The API selection filters in this template specify the criteria for selecting the API request to be executed. 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, which is a single request in this case. It also specifies the modification of the URL using the extracted URL variable (${urlVar}) to access the .esmtprc file.

Validation

The validation section sets the criteria for validating the response received from the executed request. It checks that the response code is equal to 200, the response payload contains specific keywords (hostname, username, and password), and the response headers contain the value "text/html".

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