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MongoDB credential disclosure

MongoDB credential disclosure

MongoDB credentials file used by RoboMongo

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"The template searches for the presence of MongoDB credentials file (robomongo.json) at the specified URLs. This file contains sensitive information such as the database name, username, password, and server host."

"The template searches for the presence of MongoDB credentials file (robomongo.json) at the specified URLs. This file contains sensitive information such as the database name, username, password, and server host."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

The exposure of MongoDB credentials can lead to unauthorized access and manipulation of the database, compromising the confidentiality and integrity of the data stored within.

The exposure of MongoDB credentials can lead to unauthorized access and manipulation of the database, compromising the confidentiality and integrity of the data stored within.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template uses API selection filters to specify the desired response code range (between 200 and 299) and to extract the URL from the response using the "urlVar" variable.

Execute request

The template executes a single request by modifying the URL with the paths specified in the "urlPaths" word list. The modified URLs are used to check for the presence of the MongoDB credentials file.

Validation

The template validates the response by checking if the response code is equal to 200, if the response payload contains specific keywords related to MongoDB credentials, and if the response headers contain the value "application/json". If all validation conditions are met, the vulnerability is considered to be present.

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of this test

How does the test determine if the MongoDB credentials file is present

What URLs does the test check for the MongoDB credentials file

How does the test modify the URL for the requests

What criteria are used to validate the response of the requests

What is the potential impact of MongoDB credentials exposure

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