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The "Webalizer Statistics Information Disclosure" module is designed to detect potential information disclosure vulnerabilities in the Webalizer Report generator. Webalizer is a web log analysis tool that provides statistics about web server usage. This module specifically targets the Webalizer software and aims to identify instances where sensitive information may be exposed.
This module has a low severity level, indicating that the potential impact of the vulnerability is relatively limited.
If the Webalizer Statistics Information Disclosure vulnerability is present, an attacker could gain access to sensitive information about the server, including details about hosts that have accessed the server, resources accessed, and statistics related to the web server. This information could potentially be used to gather intelligence for further attacks or exploit other vulnerabilities.
The module works by sending HTTP requests to the target server and analyzing the responses for specific patterns. In this case, the module sends a GET request to the "/stats/index.html" path and checks for the presence of the phrases "Generated by The Webalizer" and "Usage Statistics" in the response body. Additionally, it verifies that the response status code is 200 (OK).
By matching these conditions, the module can determine if the Webalizer Report generator is present and potentially exposing sensitive information.
Example HTTP request:
Matching conditions:- The response body must contain the phrases "Generated by The Webalizer" and "Usage Statistics". - The response status code must be 200 (OK).
When these conditions are met, the module will report a vulnerability.