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Express Default Homepage Enabled

Express Default Homepage Enabled

Express Default Homepage Enabled Misconfiguration

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

The Express Default Homepage Enabled misconfiguration occurs when the default homepage is enabled in a production environment. The default homepage typically displays a welcome message and may reveal information about the Express framework being used. This can provide valuable insights to potential attackers, helping them identify vulnerabilities or weaknesses in the system. To reduce the risk of exposing sensitive details and to enhance security, it is recommended to disable or customize the default homepage in production environments.

The Express Default Homepage Enabled misconfiguration occurs when the default homepage is enabled in a production environment. The default homepage typically displays a welcome message and may reveal information about the Express framework being used. This can provide valuable insights to potential attackers, helping them identify vulnerabilities or weaknesses in the system. To reduce the risk of exposing sensitive details and to enhance security, it is recommended to disable or customize the default homepage in production environments.

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Enabling the Express default homepage exposes information about the framework, increasing the risk of targeted attacks and potential exploitation.

Enabling the Express default homepage exposes information about the framework, increasing the risk of targeted attacks and potential exploitation.

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 uses the extracted URL variable.

Validation

The validation section specifies the expected response payload. It checks if the response contains specific strings, such as "<title>Express</title>" and "Welcome to Express". If the response payload does not contain these strings, the validation will fail.

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