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Graphql Development Console Exposed

Graphql Development Console Exposed

Exposed GraphQL development console allows type introspection, increasing the risk of security vulnerabilities and unauthorized access

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

The GraphQL Development Console Exposed vulnerability arises when the GraphQL development console, such as GraphiQL, GraphQL Playground, or GraphQL Console, allows type introspection.Type introspection enables clients to retrieve detailed information about the GraphQL schema, including available types, fields, and their relationships. Exposing this feature in a production environment can lead to security vulnerabilities by providing unauthorized users with insights into the data model and potentially sensitive information. The impact includes an increased risk of unauthorized access and potential data exposure through the exposed GraphQL development console, necessitating proper configuration and access control measures.

The GraphQL Development Console Exposed vulnerability arises when the GraphQL development console, such as GraphiQL, GraphQL Playground, or GraphQL Console, allows type introspection.Type introspection enables clients to retrieve detailed information about the GraphQL schema, including available types, fields, and their relationships. Exposing this feature in a production environment can lead to security vulnerabilities by providing unauthorized users with insights into the data model and potentially sensitive information. The impact includes an increased risk of unauthorized access and potential data exposure through the exposed GraphQL development console, necessitating proper configuration and access control measures.

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Increased risk of unauthorized access and potential data exposure through the exposed GraphQL development console.

Increased risk of unauthorized access and potential data exposure through the exposed GraphQL development console.

How this template works

APIs Selection

- The template uses a regular expression filter to match URLs that contain the word "graphql". - This filter ensures that only APIs with GraphQL endpoints are selected for further processing.

Execute request

- The template specifies a single request to be executed. - The request modifies the URL by replacing any occurrence of "graphql" with "graphiql". - This modification is done to check if the GraphQL development console is exposed at the modified URL.

Validation

- The validation step checks the response payload for the presence of specific strings related to GraphQL development consoles. - If the response contains any of the specified strings ("GraphiQL", "GraphQL Playground", "GraphQL Console", "graphql-playground"), the validation is considered successful. That's it! The template filters APIs based on the URL, executes a modified request, and validates the response to determine if a GraphQL development console is exposed.

Frequently asked questions

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