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Graphql Type Introspection Allowed

Graphql Type Introspection Allowed

GraphQL type introspection vulnerability enables unauthorized access to type details, potentially leading to data exposure and security breaches.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"GraphQL type introspection mode enabled vulnerability refers to a security flaw where the type introspection feature in GraphQL is improperly configured, allowing unauthorized access to type information. Type introspection allows clients to query the server for details about available types, their fields, and their relationships." "When this mode is enabled without proper access controls, it exposes sensitive information about the GraphQL schema, potentially leading to data exposure and security breaches. Attackers can leverage this vulnerability to gain insights into the data model, identify valuable fields, and craft targeted queries to extract sensitive data or perform unauthorized operations." "Mitigation involves disabling or securing type introspection to prevent unauthorized access to schema details."

"GraphQL type introspection mode enabled vulnerability refers to a security flaw where the type introspection feature in GraphQL is improperly configured, allowing unauthorized access to type information. Type introspection allows clients to query the server for details about available types, their fields, and their relationships." "When this mode is enabled without proper access controls, it exposes sensitive information about the GraphQL schema, potentially leading to data exposure and security breaches. Attackers can leverage this vulnerability to gain insights into the data model, identify valuable fields, and craft targeted queries to extract sensitive data or perform unauthorized operations." "Mitigation involves disabling or securing type introspection to prevent unauthorized access to schema details."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Data exposure and security risks from GraphQL type introspection vulnerability.

Data exposure and security risks from GraphQL type introspection vulnerability.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The API selection filters in this array use a regular expression to match URLs that contain the word "graphql". This ensures that only requests to GraphQL endpoints are selected for execution.

Execute request

The execute section specifies that a single request should be executed. The request includes two modifications. First, the URL is modified using a regular expression to replace any characters after "graphql" with just "graphql". This ensures that the request is sent to the correct GraphQL endpoint. Second, the request body is replaced with a GraphQL query that retrieves the name of the "__type" with the name "Query".

Validation

The validation section checks if the response payload contains both the "data" field and the "__type" field. This ensures that the GraphQL query was successful and the expected data is returned in the response.

Frequently asked questions

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