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Nginx Server Version Disclosed

Nginx Server Version Disclosed

Detection of Nginx server version disclosure misconfiguration, potentially aiding attackers in identifying vulnerable versions.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

The Nginx Server Version Disclosed test identifies a security misconfiguration where the Nginx server version is disclosed in the response headers. The test checks if the response headers contain a version string matching the regular expression "nginx/[0-9.]+". Disclosing the server version can aid attackers in identifying potentially vulnerable versions and targeting specific exploits. This misconfiguration falls under the Security Misconfiguration category with a low severity level. Concealing the server version in the response headers enhances security by reducing the exposure of potentially sensitive information.

The Nginx Server Version Disclosed test identifies a security misconfiguration where the Nginx server version is disclosed in the response headers. The test checks if the response headers contain a version string matching the regular expression "nginx/[0-9.]+". Disclosing the server version can aid attackers in identifying potentially vulnerable versions and targeting specific exploits. This misconfiguration falls under the Security Misconfiguration category with a low severity level. Concealing the server version in the response headers enhances security by reducing the exposure of potentially sensitive information.

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Disclosing Nginx server version exposes potentially vulnerable versions, aiding attackers in identifying exploits and targeting specific vulnerabilities.

Disclosing Nginx server version exposes potentially vulnerable versions, aiding attackers in identifying exploits and targeting specific vulnerabilities.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template uses API selection filters to specify criteria for selecting the APIs to be tested. In this case, it filters APIs based on the response code, ensuring that it selects APIs with a response code between 200 and 299. It also extracts the URL of the selected APIs using the "extract" keyword and assigns it to the variable "urlVar".

Execute request

The template uses the "execute" section to define the execution of the API requests. It specifies the type of execution as "single", indicating that each API will be tested individually. It then defines the requests to be executed, which in this case includes modifying the URL of the API using the value stored in the "urlVar" variable.

Validation

The template includes validation criteria to verify the expected behavior of the API responses. It checks that the response code is equal to 200 and that the response headers contain a version string matching the regular expression "nginx/[0-9.]+". These validations ensure that the API is functioning correctly and that the Nginx server version is not disclosed in the response headers.

Frequently asked questions

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