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Msmtp - Config Exposure

Msmtp - Config Exposure

Msmtp configuration was discovered.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"The Msmtp Config Exposure vulnerability occurs when Msmtp configuration files (.msmtprc) are accessible to unauthorized users. These files store email account settings, including the email host, credentials, and TLS configurations. If exposed, attackers can gain access to email accounts, potentially leading to unauthorized email sending and compromising sensitive information. It is essential to secure these configuration files to prevent unauthorized access and protect email account integrity."

"The Msmtp Config Exposure vulnerability occurs when Msmtp configuration files (.msmtprc) are accessible to unauthorized users. These files store email account settings, including the email host, credentials, and TLS configurations. If exposed, attackers can gain access to email accounts, potentially leading to unauthorized email sending and compromising sensitive information. It is essential to secure these configuration files to prevent unauthorized access and protect email account integrity."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Exposure of Msmtp configuration files can lead to unauthorized access and compromise of email accounts.

Exposure of Msmtp configuration files can lead to unauthorized access and compromise of email accounts.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The API selection filters in this template specify the criteria for selecting the API endpoint to be tested. In this case, the filters include the response code range (between 200 and 299) and the extraction of the URL from the response to be used in the subsequent request.

Execute request

The execute section defines the type of request to be executed. In this template, it is set to "single," indicating that a single request will be made. The request is modified using the "modify_url" parameter, which appends "/.msmtprc" to the extracted URL.

Validation

The validation section specifies the conditions that the response should meet to be considered valid. It checks for a response code of 200, and the response payload should contain specific keywords related to the Msmtp configuration file. Additionally, the response headers should contain either "text/plain" or "octet-stream" values.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Msmtp Config Exposure vulnerability and how does it occur

How can the exposure of Msmtp configuration files impact email account security

What category and severity level does the Msmtp Config Exposure vulnerability fall under

What are the specific requirements for a valid response to this test

What modifications are made to the URL during the execution of this test

Are there any references or external resources available for further information on Msmtp

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