Properties File Exposure in /WEB-INF

By
Anandhu Krishnan
Published on
13 May 2024
Vulnerability

Description

A Java class in the /WEB-INF folder inadvertently exposes sensitive configuration information, potentially containing application credentials or cryptographic keys.

Recommendation

Implement robust access controls to restrict unauthorized access to the /WEB-INF folder and its contents. Consider configuring the web server to deny directory listing or remove the /WEB-INF folder altogether.

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Written by
Anandhu Krishnan
Anandhu Krishnan
Lead Engineer
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