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ActiveAdmin Admin Dasboard Exposure

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What is the "ActiveAdmin Admin Dashboard Exposure" module?

The "ActiveAdmin Admin Dashboard Exposure" module is a test case designed to detect the presence of an ActiveAdmin Admin dashboard. ActiveAdmin is a Ruby on Rails plugin that provides a framework for creating administration interfaces. This module focuses on identifying instances of ActiveAdmin Admin dashboards, which may indicate a misconfiguration or potential security vulnerability.

This module has an informative severity level, meaning it provides valuable information but does not indicate an immediate security threat.

Author: pdteam


If an ActiveAdmin Admin dashboard is exposed, it may allow unauthorized access to sensitive administrative functions and data. This could potentially lead to unauthorized modifications, data leaks, or other security risks.

How does the module work?

The "ActiveAdmin Admin Dashboard Exposure" module works by sending an HTTP GET request to the "/admin/login" path. It then applies matching conditions to the response to determine if an ActiveAdmin Admin dashboard is present.

The matching conditions for this module include checking for specific words in the response, such as "active_admin_content" and "active_admin-". If these words are found, it indicates the presence of an ActiveAdmin Admin dashboard.

Example HTTP request:

GET /admin/login

Matching conditions:

- Part: All
  Type: Word
  Words: active_admin_content, active_admin-
  Negative: False
  Condition: And

When the module detects an ActiveAdmin Admin dashboard, it reports the finding as an informative vulnerability.


Metadata: max-request: 1

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Concurrent Requests (1)
1. HTTP Request template
Matching conditions
word: active_admin_content, active_admin-
Passive global matcher
No matching conditions.
On match action
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