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TRACE Method Vulnerability Test

TRACE Method Vulnerability Test

The endpoint appears to accept requests with TRACE HTTP Method. The original request was replayed by replacing the method value with TRACE. The application responded with 2XX success code.

Unnecessary HTTP Methods (UHM)

"The endpoint appears to be vulnerable to unsafe HTTP methods attack. The original request was replayed by replacing the method value with TRACE. The server responded with 2XX success code. "<b>Background:</b> The TRACE method is used to invoke a remote, application-layer loop- back of the request message. TRACE allows the client to see what is being received at the other end of the request chain and use that data for testing or diagnostic information.

"The endpoint appears to be vulnerable to unsafe HTTP methods attack. The original request was replayed by replacing the method value with TRACE. The server responded with 2XX success code. "<b>Background:</b> The TRACE method is used to invoke a remote, application-layer loop- back of the request message. TRACE allows the client to see what is being received at the other end of the request chain and use that data for testing or diagnostic information.

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

TRACE method can be used for debugging purposes. It repeats the content of a request, and an attacker could steal credentials by using a client-side attack.

TRACE method can be used for debugging purposes. It repeats the content of a request, and an attacker could steal credentials by using a client-side attack.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template uses the API selection filters to specify the desired response code range. In this case, it filters for response codes greater than or equal to 200 and less than 300, indicating a successful response.

Execute request

The template executes a single request using the modified HTTP method TRACE and adds a new header called "new_test_header" with the value "test_val". This allows the template to test if the endpoint is vulnerable to unsafe HTTP methods by replaying the original request with the modified method.

Validation

The template validates the response by checking if the response code falls within the desired range (200-299) and if the response headers contain a key called "new_test_header". This ensures that the server responded with a success code and that the added header was present in the response.

Frequently asked questions

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