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LFI in parameter

LFI in parameter

File path fuzzing in query parameters and request body to identify potential Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities.

Local File Inclusion (LFI)

"This test examines the presence of file path names in query parameters or request bodies, fuzzing them to identify potential Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities." "If exploited, LFI can lead to unauthorized access, information disclosure, server compromise, and execution of malicious code, posing significant risks to the application and its users."

"This test examines the presence of file path names in query parameters or request bodies, fuzzing them to identify potential Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities." "If exploited, LFI can lead to unauthorized access, information disclosure, server compromise, and execution of malicious code, posing significant risks to the application and its users."

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 filters requests based on two conditions. It checks if the request payload or query parameter value matches a regular expression pattern that represents a file path. If a match is found, the file path is extracted and stored as a variable called "file_path".

Execute request

The template then modifies the query parameter and body parameter named "file_path" in the request. It replaces the parameter value with a list of predefined file paths from the "wordLists" section of the template.

Validation

After the request is executed, the template validates the response payload using a regular expression pattern. It checks if the response contains a string that starts with "root:" and ends with ":0:0:". If the pattern is matched, the validation is considered successful. That's it! The template filters requests, modifies parameters, and validates responses to test for potential Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities.

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