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service.pwd - Sensitive Information Disclosure

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What is "service.pwd - Sensitive Information Disclosure?"

The "service.pwd - Sensitive Information Disclosure" module is designed to detect the presence of sensitive information in the service.pwd file. This module targets a specific software and aims to identify any misconfigurations or vulnerabilities related to the exposure of sensitive data. The severity of this module is classified as high, indicating the potential risk associated with the disclosed information.

This module was authored by pussycat0x.


If sensitive information is exposed through the service.pwd file, it can potentially be accessed by unauthorized individuals. This can lead to various security risks, such as unauthorized access to sensitive resources, data breaches, or further exploitation of the system.

How does the module work?

The "service.pwd - Sensitive Information Disclosure" module operates by sending an HTTP GET request to the "/_vti_pvt/service.pwd" path. It then applies matching conditions to determine if the sensitive information is present and if the response status is 200 (OK).

The matching conditions for this module are as follows:

- The response body must contain the word "# -FrontPage-". - The response status must be 200 (OK).

By evaluating these conditions, the module can identify if the service.pwd file exposes sensitive information.

Example HTTP request:

GET /_vti_pvt/service.pwd

For more information, you can refer to the Exploit Database entry related to this vulnerability.

Metadata: max-request: 1

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Concurrent Requests (1)
1. HTTP Request template
Matching conditions
word: # -FrontPage-and
status: 200
Passive global matcher
No matching conditions.
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