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Announcekit Takeover Detection

By kannthu

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What is the "Announcekit Takeover Detection?"

The "Announcekit Takeover Detection" module is designed to detect potential takeover vulnerabilities in websites that use the Announcekit software. Announcekit is a platform that allows website owners to create and manage product update announcements. This module focuses on identifying misconfigurations or vulnerabilities that could lead to unauthorized access or control of the website.

This module has a severity level of high, indicating that the detected vulnerabilities can have a significant impact on the security and functionality of the website.


If a takeover vulnerability is present and exploited, an attacker could gain unauthorized access to the website and potentially manipulate its content, steal sensitive information, or perform other malicious activities. This can lead to reputational damage, financial losses, and compromised user data.

How the module works?

The "Announcekit Takeover Detection" module works by sending HTTP requests to the target website and analyzing the responses. It uses a set of matching conditions to identify potential takeover vulnerabilities:

- Host != ip: This condition checks if the host of the website is not an IP address, which helps filter out potential false positives. - Error 404 - AnnounceKit: This condition checks if the response body contains the phrase "Error 404 - AnnounceKit", indicating a potential misconfiguration or vulnerability related to Announcekit. - Status 404: This condition checks if the HTTP response status code is 404, indicating that the requested resource was not found. This can be an indication of a potential takeover vulnerability.

If all the matching conditions are met, the module reports a potential vulnerability to the Vidoc platform, which can then take appropriate actions based on the configured "onMatchAction" (in this case, reporting the vulnerability).

It's important to note that this module only performs detection and does not attempt to fix or mitigate the identified vulnerabilities. Website owners should take necessary steps to address any vulnerabilities detected by this module to ensure the security of their websites.

Module preview

Concurrent Requests (0)
Passive global matcher
dsl: Host != ipand
word: Error 404 - AnnounceKitand
status: 404
On match action
Report vulnerability