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Bitbucket Takeover Detection

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What is the "Bitbucket Takeover Detection?"

The "Bitbucket Takeover Detection" module is designed to detect potential takeover vulnerabilities in Bitbucket repositories. Bitbucket is a web-based version control repository hosting service that allows developers to collaborate on projects. This module focuses on identifying misconfigurations or vulnerabilities that could lead to unauthorized access or control over a Bitbucket repository.

This module has a severity level of high, indicating that the identified vulnerabilities can have a significant impact on the security of the affected repositories.

This module was authored by pdteam.


If a Bitbucket repository is vulnerable to takeover, it means that an attacker could gain unauthorized access to the repository, potentially leading to data breaches, unauthorized modifications, or even complete control over the repository. This can have serious consequences for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the repository and its contents.

How does the module work?

The "Bitbucket Takeover Detection" module works by sending HTTP requests to Bitbucket repositories and analyzing the responses for specific patterns that indicate potential takeover vulnerabilities. It uses a set of matching conditions to identify misconfigurations or vulnerabilities in the targeted repositories.

One of the matching conditions used by this module is to check if the response body contains the phrase "Repository not found". This indicates that the repository may be misconfigured or no longer exists, which could potentially be exploited by an attacker.

Another matching condition checks if the response header includes the content type "text/plain". This condition helps identify repositories that may have been misconfigured to expose sensitive information in plain text format, making them more susceptible to takeover attempts.

By combining these matching conditions, the module can effectively identify Bitbucket repositories that are potentially vulnerable to takeover.

Here is an example of an HTTP request that the module might send:

GET / HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Vidoc/1.0

This request is sent to the targeted Bitbucket repository to gather information and analyze the response for potential vulnerabilities.

It's important to note that this module is just one test case within the Vidoc platform, which utilizes multiple modules to perform comprehensive scanning and detection of various misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and software fingerprints.

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Concurrent Requests (0)
Passive global matcher
dsl: Host != ipand
word: Repository not foundand
word: text/plain
On match action
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