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Github Workflow Disclosure

Github Workflow Disclosure

Searches for the presence of GitHub workflow files on provided URLs.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"GitHub Workflow Disclosure refers to the vulnerability where the presence of GitHub workflow files is checked on provided URLs. These workflow files, located in the .github/workflows directory, define automation tasks and may contain sensitive information or misconfigurations. Identifying and addressing this vulnerability is crucial to prevent unauthorized access, protect secrets, and ensure the integrity of workflows and automation processes."

"GitHub Workflow Disclosure refers to the vulnerability where the presence of GitHub workflow files is checked on provided URLs. These workflow files, located in the .github/workflows directory, define automation tasks and may contain sensitive information or misconfigurations. Identifying and addressing this vulnerability is crucial to prevent unauthorized access, protect secrets, and ensure the integrity of workflows and automation processes."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Exposing GitHub workflow files can reveal sensitive information, including secrets, API tokens, and configurations. Attackers can exploit this information to gain unauthorized access, manipulate workflows, escalate privileges, or perform unauthorized actions.

Exposing GitHub workflow files can reveal sensitive information, including secrets, API tokens, and configurations. Attackers can exploit this information to gain unauthorized access, manipulate workflows, escalate privileges, or perform unauthorized actions.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The API selection filters in this template specify the criteria for selecting the URLs to be scanned. It filters the URLs based on the response code, ensuring that only URLs with a response code between 200 and 299 are considered. It also extracts the URL from the response and assigns it to the variable "urlVar".

Execute request

The execute section in this template defines a single request to be executed. It uses the "urlPaths" word list, which contains a list of URLs to be appended to the base URL stored in the "urlVar" variable. The "modify_url" action modifies the request URL by appending each URL from the word list to the base URL.

Validation

The validation section specifies the criteria for validating the response of the executed request. It checks that the response code is equal to 200 and that the response payload contains specific keywords such as "on", "jobs", "steps", and "uses". If the response meets these criteria, it is considered valid.

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of this test

What impact can exposing GitHub workflow files have

What category does this vulnerability fall under

What are some common GitHub workflow file names that are checked during the test

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