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Zendesk Takeover Detection

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What is the "Zendesk Takeover Detection" module?

The "Zendesk Takeover Detection" module is designed to detect potential takeover vulnerabilities in Zendesk instances. Zendesk is a customer service software that allows businesses to manage and track customer support tickets. This module focuses on identifying misconfigurations or vulnerabilities that could potentially lead to unauthorized access or control of a Zendesk instance.

This module has a severity level of high, indicating that the identified vulnerabilities can have a significant impact on the security and functionality of the Zendesk instance.


If a takeover vulnerability is successfully exploited, an attacker could gain unauthorized access to the Zendesk instance. This could potentially allow them to manipulate or access sensitive customer data, modify support ticket information, or disrupt the normal operation of the customer service system. The impact of a successful takeover can be severe, leading to reputational damage, financial loss, and potential legal consequences.

How the module works?

The "Zendesk Takeover Detection" module works by analyzing the responses received from the target Zendesk instance and comparing them against predefined matching conditions. These matching conditions are defined in the module's JSON configuration and include both DSL (Domain Specific Language) and word-based matchers.

For example, one of the matching conditions may check if the response contains the phrases "this help center no longer exists" or "Help Center Closed". If any of these conditions are met, the module will flag the Zendesk instance as potentially vulnerable to a takeover.

The module may also include HTTP request templates that are used to interact with the target Zendesk instance. These requests are sent to specific endpoints or URLs and can be customized to suit different scenarios or configurations.

It's important to note that the module does not perform any actual takeover attempts or exploit vulnerabilities. Instead, it focuses on identifying potential weaknesses that could be exploited by attackers.

Module preview

Concurrent Requests (0)
Passive global matcher
dsl: Host != ipand
word: this help center no longer exists, Help ...
On match action
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