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Struts Debug Mode Enabled

Struts Debug Mode Enabled

Struts debug mode enabled misconfiguration can expose sensitive information, potentially leading to security vulnerabilities.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

The Struts Debug Mode Enabled misconfiguration occurs when the Apache Struts framework is configured to run in debug mode, allowing detailed debugging information to be displayed in error responses. This can expose sensitive information, such as stack traces, internal paths, and configuration details, to potential attackers. By analyzing the debug output, attackers can gain insights into the application's structure and potentially exploit vulnerabilities. This misconfiguration falls under the Security Misconfiguration category and has a low severity level. Properly disabling debug mode is crucial to prevent information disclosure and enhance the overall security of the application.

The Struts Debug Mode Enabled misconfiguration occurs when the Apache Struts framework is configured to run in debug mode, allowing detailed debugging information to be displayed in error responses. This can expose sensitive information, such as stack traces, internal paths, and configuration details, to potential attackers. By analyzing the debug output, attackers can gain insights into the application's structure and potentially exploit vulnerabilities. This misconfiguration falls under the Security Misconfiguration category and has a low severity level. Properly disabling debug mode is crucial to prevent information disclosure and enhance the overall security of the application.

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Exposing Struts debug mode can disclose sensitive information, increasing the risk of security vulnerabilities and potential attacks.

Exposing Struts debug mode can disclose sensitive information, increasing the risk of security vulnerabilities and potential attacks.

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 execution type as "single" and specifies the request to be made. In this case, the request is modified by appending "?debug=xml" to the extracted URL variable. This modification is performed using the "modify_url" action. The modified request is then executed.

Validation

The validation section defines the validation criteria for the response payload. In this template, the response payload is checked to contain either "<debug>", "<struts.actionMapping>", or "Stacktraces". If any of these elements are present in the response, the validation is considered successful.

Frequently asked questions

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