Ethical Hacking Automation

Automate Recon and scanning process with Vidoc. All security teams in one place

CoreBos - .htaccess File Exposure

By kannthu

Vidoc logoVidoc Module

What is "CoreBos - .htaccess File Exposure?"

The "CoreBos - .htaccess File Exposure" module is designed to detect a misconfiguration vulnerability in the CoreBos software. CoreBos is a web-based open-source CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system. This module focuses on identifying instances where the .htaccess file, which contains sensitive information, is exposed to the public. The severity of this vulnerability is informative, meaning it provides valuable information but does not pose an immediate threat.

This module was authored by arafatansari.


If the .htaccess file is exposed to the public, it can potentially lead to the disclosure of sensitive information. This file often contains directives that control access to certain resources, such as directories or files, and can also include security-related configurations. Unauthorized access to this file could compromise the security of the CoreBos installation and potentially expose sensitive data.

How the module works?

The "CoreBos - .htaccess File Exposure" module works by sending an HTTP GET request to the "/htaccess.txt" path of the target CoreBos installation. It then applies matching conditions to determine if the exposed .htaccess file contains specific content.

One example of a matching condition is checking if the .htaccess file includes the following lines:

Options -Indexes

If these lines are found in the response body of the HTTP request and the response status is 200 (OK), the module considers the .htaccess file to be exposed.

This module helps identify instances where the .htaccess file is not properly secured, allowing administrators to take appropriate measures to protect sensitive information and prevent potential security breaches.

For more information, you can refer to the Huntr bounty page.


- max-request: 1

- verified: true

- shodan-query: http.html:"corebos"

Module preview

Concurrent Requests (1)
1. HTTP Request template
Matching conditions
word: Options -Indexes, <FilesMatchand
status: 200
Passive global matcher
No matching conditions.
On match action
Report vulnerability