/WEB-INF Source Code Exposure

Anandhu Krishnan
Published on
14 May 2024


A Java web server inadvertently exposes sensitive source code files in the WEB-INF folder, compromising application confidentiality and allowing potential attackers to reverse engineer the code.


Configure the web server to restrict access to the WEB-INF folder and its contents. Additionally, consider obfuscating deployed Java classes as part of a layered defense strategy.

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Anandhu Krishnan
Anandhu Krishnan
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