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NGINX Status Disclosure

NGINX Status Disclosure

Appending 'nginx-status' to the URL, this test checks if the NGINX status module is accessible, potentially revealing sensitive server information.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"By appending "nginx-status" to the URL, this test determines if the NGINX status module is accessible. A successful access exposes sensitive server information, such as performance metrics, configurations, and potentially aiding attackers in identifying vulnerabilities for further exploitation."

"By appending "nginx-status" to the URL, this test determines if the NGINX status module is accessible. A successful access exposes sensitive server information, such as performance metrics, configurations, and potentially aiding attackers in identifying vulnerabilities for further exploitation."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

The NGINX status disclosure vulnerability allows unauthorized access to server information, aiding attackers in profiling the system and potentially identifying weaknesses for targeted exploitation or unauthorized modifications.

The NGINX status disclosure vulnerability allows unauthorized access to server information, aiding attackers in profiling the system and potentially identifying weaknesses for targeted exploitation or unauthorized modifications.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template uses API selection filters to specify the criteria for selecting the requests to be executed. In this case, the filters include response code, method, response payload, and URL. For example, it selects requests with a response code between 200 and 299, a method of "GET", a response payload containing "<!doctype html>", and extracts the URL as a variable.

Execute request

The template specifies a single request to be executed. It modifies the URL by appending "/nginx_status" to the extracted URL variable. This is done using the "modify_url" action with a regex_replace operation. The modified URL is then used to make the request.

Validation

After executing the request, the template validates the response payload. It checks if the response payload contains the string "Active connections:". If this validation condition is met, the vulnerability is considered present.

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