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The "HFS Exposure" module is designed to detect misconfigurations in the HFS (HTTP File Server) software. HFS is a lightweight file server that allows users to share files over HTTP. This module focuses on identifying potential security vulnerabilities related to HFS misconfigurations.
This module has an informative severity level, which means it provides valuable information about potential risks but does not directly indicate a critical vulnerability.
This module was authored by tess.
If a misconfiguration is detected by the "HFS Exposure" module, it could potentially expose sensitive files or directories on the HFS server. This could lead to unauthorized access, data leakage, or other security risks.
The "HFS Exposure" module works by sending HTTP requests to the target server and analyzing the responses based on predefined matching conditions. It checks for the presence of specific words in the response body, the "text/html" content type in the response headers, and a successful HTTP status code (200).
For example, the module may send an HTTP request to the target server and expect to find the words "HFS /" and "Messages" in the response body. If these conditions are met, the module will flag the server as potentially misconfigured.
It is important to note that this module does not perform any active exploitation or modification of the target server. It solely focuses on identifying misconfigurations and providing information about potential risks.