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Smugmug Takeover Detection

By kannthu

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What is the "Smugmug Takeover Detection" module?

The "Smugmug Takeover Detection" module is designed to detect potential takeover vulnerabilities in Smugmug, a popular photo sharing and hosting platform. This module focuses on identifying misconfigurations or vulnerabilities that could potentially lead to unauthorized access or control over Smugmug accounts or data. The severity of this module is classified as high, indicating the potential for significant impact if a takeover vulnerability is present. The original author of this module is pdteam.


If a takeover vulnerability is detected in Smugmug, it could allow malicious actors to gain unauthorized access to user accounts, manipulate or delete user data, or perform other malicious activities. This can result in privacy breaches, data loss, reputational damage, and potential financial losses for affected users.

How does the module work?

The "Smugmug Takeover Detection" module utilizes HTTP request templates and matching conditions to identify potential takeover vulnerabilities in Smugmug. While the specific JSON definitions are not provided, the module performs various checks to detect misconfigurations or vulnerabilities. For example, it may check if the response contains the phrase "Page Not Found" and if the host is not an IP address. These conditions help identify potential indicators of a takeover vulnerability.

By analyzing the HTTP responses and applying the defined matching conditions, the module can determine if there are any potential takeover vulnerabilities present in the targeted Smugmug instance. It is 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 security issues.

Here is a simplified example of an HTTP request that the module may send:

GET / HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Vidoc-Scanner

The module's matching conditions, such as checking for the presence of "Page Not Found" in the response and ensuring the host is not an IP address, help identify potential takeover vulnerabilities in Smugmug instances.

Module preview

Concurrent Requests (0)
Passive global matcher
dsl: Host != ipand
word: {"text":"Page Not Found"
On match action
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