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XSS by changing path

XSS by changing path

Testing vulnerability by injecting malicious scripts in filenames to bypass security measures and execute unauthorized code.

Cross-site scripting (XSS)

"Security test that aims to identify vulnerabilities in web applications. By injecting malicious scripts into url paths, attackers can bypass security measures and execute unauthorized code on the victim's browser." "This test helps developers uncover and address potential XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) vulnerabilities, ensuring robust protection against malicious attacks."

"Security test that aims to identify vulnerabilities in web applications. By injecting malicious scripts into url paths, attackers can bypass security measures and execute unauthorized code on the victim's browser." "This test helps developers uncover and address potential XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) vulnerabilities, ensuring robust protection against malicious attacks."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

An XSS vulnerability can have significant impacts, including the potential for data theft, unauthorized access, session hijacking, defacement of web pages, and the injection of malicious content.

An XSS vulnerability can have significant impacts, including the potential for data theft, unauthorized access, session hijacking, defacement of web pages, and the injection of malicious content.

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 checking the response code to be between 200 and 300, and the response payload to contain the HTML doctype declaration "<!doctype html>".

Execute request

The execute section of the template defines the actions to be performed during the request execution. It includes modifying the URL by removing the trailing slash and injecting a malicious script into the path. The modified URL is then used to send the request.

Validation

The validation section specifies the expected response from the API. It checks if the response payload contains either the script tag "<script>alert(document.domain)</script>" or the HTML doctype declaration "<!doctype html>". If either of these is present in the response, it indicates a potential XSS vulnerability.

Frequently asked questions

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How does the test modify the URL and what is the validation criteria

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