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SSH Authorized Keys

SSH Authorized Keys

Exposed SSH Authorized Keys

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"searches for publicly accessible SSH authorized_keys files, which contain SSH public keys used for authentication. Unauthorized access to these keys can lead to unauthorized SSH access to the system."

"searches for publicly accessible SSH authorized_keys files, which contain SSH public keys used for authentication. Unauthorized access to these keys can lead to unauthorized SSH access to the system."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Exposing SSH authorized keys increases the risk of unauthorized SSH access, potentially leading to unauthorized system access and compromised security.

Exposing SSH authorized keys increases the risk of unauthorized SSH access, potentially leading to unauthorized system access and compromised security.

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 URL extraction variable.

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 URL paths defined in the wordLists section.

Validation

The validation section specifies the criteria for validating the response of the executed request. In this template, the validation checks that the response code is equal to 200 and that the response payload contains either "ssh-dss", "ssh-ed25519", "ssh-rsa", or "ecdsa-sha2-nistp256".

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of the "SSH_AUTHORIZED_KEYS" array in this test

How does the "url" selection filter work in this test

What are the possible values for the "response_code" selection filter

How is the "execute" section configured in this test

What is the purpose of the "validate" section in this test

How can this test be used to identify security misconfigurations related to SSH authorized keys

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