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Pingdom Takeover Detection

By kannthu

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What is the "Pingdom Takeover Detection?"

The "Pingdom Takeover Detection" module is designed to detect potential vulnerabilities related to the Pingdom monitoring service. It focuses on identifying misconfigurations or vulnerabilities that could lead to a takeover of the Pingdom account or associated resources. This module has a high severity level, indicating the potential impact of the identified issues.

This module was authored by pdteam.


If a Pingdom takeover vulnerability is present, it could allow unauthorized individuals to gain control over the Pingdom account or manipulate the monitoring service. This could result in unauthorized access to sensitive data, disruption of monitoring activities, or potential misuse of the Pingdom account for malicious purposes.

How does the module work?

The "Pingdom Takeover Detection" module utilizes HTTP request templates and matching conditions to identify potential vulnerabilities. It performs various checks to detect misconfigurations or indicators of a Pingdom takeover.

One of the matching conditions used by this module is the comparison of the host with the IP address, ensuring that the host is not an IP address. Additionally, it checks for specific phrases such as "Public Report Not Activated" or "This public report page has not been activated by the user" to identify potential takeover indicators.

While the exact JSON definitions are not shown, the module sends HTTP requests to the target and analyzes the responses based on the defined matching conditions. For example, it may send a request to check if the public report page is activated and analyze the response to determine if it matches the expected indicators of a takeover vulnerability.

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 vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and software fingerprints.

For more information, you can refer to the reference provided by the original author.

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Concurrent Requests (0)
Passive global matcher
dsl: Host != ipand
word: Public Report Not Activated, This public...
On match action
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