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Rails Default Homepage Enabled

Rails Default Homepage Enabled

Rails Default Homepage Enabled Misconfiguration.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

The Rails Default Homepage Enabled misconfiguration occurs when the default homepage of a Rails application is accessible in a production environment. This misconfiguration reveals sensitive information such as the Rails version and can potentially provide attackers with valuable insights into the application's technology stack. It is recommended to customize the default homepage or restrict its access to prevent information leakage and mitigate the risk of targeted attacks. This misconfiguration has a low severity level and falls under the Security Misconfiguration category.

The Rails Default Homepage Enabled misconfiguration occurs when the default homepage of a Rails application is accessible in a production environment. This misconfiguration reveals sensitive information such as the Rails version and can potentially provide attackers with valuable insights into the application's technology stack. It is recommended to customize the default homepage or restrict its access to prevent information leakage and mitigate the risk of targeted attacks. This misconfiguration has a low severity level and falls under the Security Misconfiguration category.

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Allowing access to the default Rails homepage exposes sensitive information about the application, aiding potential attackers in understanding its technology stack and vulnerabilities.

Allowing access to the default Rails homepage exposes sensitive information about the application, aiding potential attackers in understanding its technology stack and vulnerabilities.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The API selection filters in this template specify the criteria for selecting the desired API endpoint. In this case, the filters include the response code range (between 200 and 299) and the extraction of the URL into a variable called "urlVar".

Execute request

The execute section of the template defines the type of request to be executed. In this case, it is a single request. The request includes a modification of the URL using the value stored in the "urlVar" variable.

Validation

The validation section defines the criteria for validating the response received from the API. In this template, the response payload is checked to ensure that it contains the specified HTML title tag ("<title>Ruby on Rails</title>"). If the response payload meets this condition, the validation is considered successful.

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of the "RAILS_DEFAULT_HOMEPAGE_ENABLED" configuration in a Rails application

How does the Rails Default Homepage Enabled misconfiguration impact the security of an application

What steps can be taken to mitigate the risk of the Rails Default Homepage Enabled misconfiguration

What category does the Rails Default Homepage Enabled misconfiguration fall under

Are there any specific frameworks or technologies that are commonly affected by the Rails Default Homepage Enabled misconfiguration

How does the Rails Default Homepage Enabled misconfiguration relate to the OWASP Top 10 and HackerOne Top 10 lists

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