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Nginx Default Page Enabled

Nginx Default Page Enabled

Detection of Nginx default page enabled misconfiguration, potentially exposing sensitive server information.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

The Nginx Default Page Enabled test identifies a security misconfiguration where the default Nginx page is accessible. The test checks if the response payload contains the string "Welcome to nginx!" indicating that the default page is enabled. This misconfiguration can potentially expose sensitive server information, such as the version of Nginx and other configuration details, to attackers. It falls under the Security Misconfiguration category with a low severity level. Disabling the default Nginx page and customizing error pages helps protect sensitive server information and enhance security.

The Nginx Default Page Enabled test identifies a security misconfiguration where the default Nginx page is accessible. The test checks if the response payload contains the string "Welcome to nginx!" indicating that the default page is enabled. This misconfiguration can potentially expose sensitive server information, such as the version of Nginx and other configuration details, to attackers. It falls under the Security Misconfiguration category with a low severity level. Disabling the default Nginx page and customizing error pages helps protect sensitive server information and enhance security.

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Enabling Nginx default page exposes sensitive server information, potentially aiding attackers in crafting targeted attacks and exploiting vulnerabilities.

Enabling Nginx default page exposes sensitive server information, potentially aiding attackers in crafting targeted attacks and exploiting vulnerabilities.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template uses API selection filters to specify the criteria for selecting APIs to test. In this case, it filters APIs based on the response code, ensuring that it is between 200 and 299. It also extracts the URL from the response and assigns it to the variable "urlVar".

Execute request

The template uses the "execute" section to define the type of request to be executed. In this case, it is a single request. The request is modified using the "modify_url" action, which uses the value of the "urlVar" variable to modify the URL of the request.

Validation

The template uses the "validate" section to define the validation criteria for the response. In this case, it checks if the response payload contains the string "Welcome to nginx!". If the response payload contains this string, the validation is considered successful.

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of the Nginx Default Page Enabled test

How does the Nginx Default Page Enabled test determine if the default page is enabled

What are the potential risks of enabling the Nginx default page

What category and severity level does the Nginx Default Page Enabled test fall under

How can disabling the default Nginx page and customizing error pages enhance security

Are there any references or resources available for further information on security misconfigurations

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