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LFI by adding new parameter

LFI by adding new parameter

This test evaluates the vulnerability of a web application to Local File Inclusion by introducing new parameters for potential file path manipulation

Local File Inclusion (LFI)

"Assesses the vulnerability of a web application to Local File Inclusion by introducing additional parameters for potential file path manipulation." "This test aims to identify any weaknesses that may allow an attacker to access sensitive files, leading to unauthorized data disclosure, server compromise, and potential execution of malicious code. It helps ensure the application's security and protect against LFI attacks"

"Assesses the vulnerability of a web application to Local File Inclusion by introducing additional parameters for potential file path manipulation." "This test aims to identify any weaknesses that may allow an attacker to access sensitive files, leading to unauthorized data disclosure, server compromise, and potential execution of malicious code. It helps ensure the application's security and protect against LFI attacks"

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Successful exploitation allows an attacker to read arbitrary files on a web server, potentially leading to unauthorized access, information disclosure, server compromise, and execution of malicious code.

Successful exploitation allows an attacker to read arbitrary files on a web server, potentially leading to unauthorized access, information disclosure, server compromise, and execution of malicious code.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template includes filters to select APIs based on their response code and HTTP method. It specifies that the response code should be between 200 and 299, and the method should contain "GET". These filters ensure that only relevant APIs are targeted for the test.

Execute request

The template uses a single execution type, which means that all the requests specified under the "execute" section will be executed in a single test run. The requests include adding various query parameters with file paths from the "filePaths" word list. This allows the test to check if the web application is vulnerable to Local File Inclusion by manipulating file paths.

Validation

The template specifies a validation rule for the response payload. It uses a regular expression to match a specific pattern in the response. In this case, it checks if the response payload contains the string "root:.*:0:0:". If the pattern is found, it indicates that the test has successfully exploited the vulnerability and accessed the sensitive file.

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