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Firebase Collection Exposed Data

Firebase Collection Exposed Data

Assessing security vulnerability by appending .json to API path, accessing complete Firebase collection data without authentication.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"Conducting a critical security test to evaluate the potential risk of appending '.json' to the API path, allowing unauthorized access to retrieve and view the entire data of a Firebase collection. This vulnerability poses a serious threat as it exposes sensitive information, potentially leading to unauthorized data exposure and privacy breaches."

"Conducting a critical security test to evaluate the potential risk of appending '.json' to the API path, allowing unauthorized access to retrieve and view the entire data of a Firebase collection. This vulnerability poses a serious threat as it exposes sensitive information, potentially leading to unauthorized data exposure and privacy breaches."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Unrestricted access to Firebase collection data by simply adding '.json' to the API path, causing alarming data exposure and privacy nightmares.

Unrestricted access to Firebase collection data by simply adding '.json' to the API path, causing alarming data exposure and privacy nightmares.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template uses API selection filters to specify the criteria for selecting the API requests to be executed. In this case, the template filters the requests based on the response code, ensuring that it falls within the range of 200 to 299. It also uses a regular expression to match any URL and extracts it as a variable called "urlVar".

Execute request

The template defines the execution type as "single", indicating that only a single request will be executed. It then specifies the request to be executed using the "requests" field. In this case, the request is modified by appending ".json" to the extracted URL variable (${urlVar}). This modification is done using the "modify_url" action.

Validation

The template defines the validation criteria for the executed request. It checks that the response code falls within the range of 200 to 299 and also validates the length of the response payload, ensuring it is greater than 100 characters. These validation rules help ensure that the request was successful and that the response contains a substantial amount of data.

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of appending '.json' to the API path in this test

How does appending '.json' to the API path allow unauthorized access to Firebase collection data

What potential risks are associated with this vulnerability

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely

Are there any specific security misconfigurations that contribute to this vulnerability

Are there any recommended countermeasures to mitigate this vulnerability

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