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Nginx - Git Configuration Exposure

Nginx - Git Configuration Exposure

Nginx is vulnerable to git configuration exposure.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"Nginx - Git Configuration Exposure refers to the vulnerability where Nginx servers are susceptible to git configuration exposure due to an off-by-slash misconfiguration. By appending "../" in the URL path, unauthorized access to Git configuration files, such as /.git/config, is possible. Promptly addressing this vulnerability is essential to prevent unauthorized access, protect the confidentiality of repository data, and maintain the security of Nginx servers."

"Nginx - Git Configuration Exposure refers to the vulnerability where Nginx servers are susceptible to git configuration exposure due to an off-by-slash misconfiguration. By appending "../" in the URL path, unauthorized access to Git configuration files, such as /.git/config, is possible. Promptly addressing this vulnerability is essential to prevent unauthorized access, protect the confidentiality of repository data, and maintain the security of Nginx servers."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Exploiting the off-by-slash misconfiguration in Nginx exposes Git configuration files, revealing sensitive information such as repository configurations, URLs, and credentials. This enables attackers to gain unauthorized access, manipulate code, and launch further attacks.

Exploiting the off-by-slash misconfiguration in Nginx exposes Git configuration files, revealing sensitive information such as repository configurations, URLs, and credentials. This enables attackers to gain unauthorized access, manipulate code, and launch further attacks.

How this template works

APIs Selection

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

Execute request

The execute section defines the type of request to be executed and the requests to be made. In this template, a single request is made with the URL modified using the "urlPaths" word list, which appends different paths to the "urlVar".

Validation

The validation section specifies the conditions that the response should meet to be considered valid. In this template, the response code is expected to be 200, and the response payload should contain the string '[core]'.

Frequently asked questions

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