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Express Stack Trace Enabled

Express Stack Trace Enabled

Express Stack Trace Enabled Misconfiguration exposes sensitive error details, potentially aiding attackers in identifying vulnerabilities and exploiting the application.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

The Express Stack Trace Enabled misconfiguration occurs when detailed error stack traces are returned in response payloads. These stack traces contain sensitive information about the application's code, such as file paths and function names. If an attacker gains access to these stack traces, it can significantly aid them in identifying potential vulnerabilities and crafting targeted attacks. It is crucial to disable stack trace information in production environments to prevent the exposure of sensitive details and enhance security posture.

The Express Stack Trace Enabled misconfiguration occurs when detailed error stack traces are returned in response payloads. These stack traces contain sensitive information about the application's code, such as file paths and function names. If an attacker gains access to these stack traces, it can significantly aid them in identifying potential vulnerabilities and crafting targeted attacks. It is crucial to disable stack trace information in production environments to prevent the exposure of sensitive details and enhance security posture.

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Enabling stack traces in Express responses exposes sensitive code information, assisting attackers in pinpointing vulnerabilities and launching targeted attacks.

Enabling stack traces in Express responses exposes sensitive code information, assisting attackers in pinpointing vulnerabilities and launching targeted attacks.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template uses API selection filters to specify criteria for selecting the APIs to be tested. In this case, the filters include the response code filter, which selects APIs with response codes between 200 and 299, and the URL filter, which extracts the URL from the response and assigns it to the variable "urlVar".

Execute request

The template uses the execute section to define the execution of a single request. It specifies the type of execution as "single" and includes a request with a modification to the URL using the value of the "urlVar" variable. This modified URL is used to send the request.

Validation

The template includes a validation section to validate the response payload. It uses the "contains_all" validation rule to check if the response payload contains specific strings, such as "NotFoundError: Not Found" and "at Function.handle". If the response payload contains all the specified strings, the validation is considered successful.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What is the purpose of the "Express Stack Trace Enabled" misconfiguration

Q: How can enabling stack traces in Express responses assist attackers

Q: What are the potential risks of not disabling stack trace information in production environments

Q: How can the "Express Stack Trace Enabled" misconfiguration be mitigated

Q: Are there any specific frameworks or technologies affected by the "Express Stack Trace Enabled" misconfiguration

Q: Are there any industry standards or best practices that address the "Express Stack Trace Enabled" misconfiguration

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