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Wgetrc Configuration File Exposure

Wgetrc Configuration File Exposure

Exposes the Wgetrc configuration file used by Wget utility, containing potentially sensitive information.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"The Wgetrc configuration file, which may store sensitive information such as proxy settings and authentication credentials, is exposed. Unauthorized access to this file can lead to the compromise of sensitive data and system security."

"The Wgetrc configuration file, which may store sensitive information such as proxy settings and authentication credentials, is exposed. Unauthorized access to this file can lead to the compromise of sensitive data and system security."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Exposing the Wgetrc configuration file can lead to unauthorized access and potential compromise of sensitive information, posing security risks to the system.

Exposing the Wgetrc configuration file can lead to unauthorized access and potential compromise of sensitive information, posing security risks to the system.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The API selection filters in this template specify the criteria for selecting the API requests to be executed. In this case, the filters include the response code range (between 200 and 299) and the extraction of the "urlVar" from the response URL.

Execute request

The execute section defines the type of request to be executed. In this template, a single request is executed, and the URL is modified using the "urlPaths" word list, which contains two possible paths: "/wgetrc" and "/.wgetrc".

Validation

The validation section specifies the conditions that the response should meet to be considered valid. It checks that the response code is equal to 200, the response payload contains both "/etc/wgetrc" and "wget.info", and the response headers contain the value "application/octet-stream".

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of the Wgetrc configuration file

How can unauthorized access to the Wgetrc configuration file pose a security risk

What are the potential impacts of exposing the Wgetrc configuration file

What category does the Wgetrc Configuration File Exposure fall under

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