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Readme Takeover Detection

By kannthu

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What is the "Readme Takeover Detection?"

The "Readme Takeover Detection" module is designed to detect potential takeover vulnerabilities in software applications. It specifically targets the software's readme files, which often contain sensitive information that can be exploited by attackers. This module has a high severity level, indicating that the vulnerability it detects can have significant consequences if left unaddressed.

This module was authored by pdteam.


If a takeover vulnerability is present and exploited, attackers can gain unauthorized access to the software application. This can lead to various consequences, such as data breaches, unauthorized modifications, or complete control over the application and its resources. It is crucial to address any detected takeover vulnerabilities promptly to prevent potential security breaches.

How does the module work?

The "Readme Takeover Detection" module works by analyzing the software's readme files and applying matching conditions to identify potential takeover vulnerabilities. It uses a set of predefined conditions to determine if the readme file contains specific phrases or patterns that indicate a vulnerability.

For example, the module may check if the readme file includes the phrase "Project doesnt exist... yet!" as an indication of a potential takeover vulnerability. If a match is found, the module will report the vulnerability for further investigation and remediation.

The module does not directly perform any HTTP requests but instead focuses on analyzing the content of the readme files and applying matching conditions to identify potential vulnerabilities.

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Concurrent Requests (0)
Passive global matcher
dsl: Host != ipand
word: Project doesnt exist... yet!
On match action
Report vulnerability