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CAPEC-144: Detect Unpublicized Web Services

Detect Unpublicized Web Services
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Attack Pattern ID: 144
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Draft
Completeness: Stub
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+ Summary

An attacker searches a targeted web site for web services that have not been publicized. Generally this involves mapping the published web site by spidering through all the published links and then attempt to access well-known debugging or logging services, or otherwise predictable services within the site tree. This attack can be especially dangerous since unpublished but available services may not have adequate security controls placed upon them given that an administrator may believe they are unreachable.

+ Attack Prerequisites
  • The targeted web site must include unpublished services within its web tree. The nature of these services determines the severity of this attack.

+ Typical Severity


+ Resources Required

Spidering tools to explore the target web site are extremely useful in this attack especially when attacking large sites. Some tools might also be able to automatically construct common service queries from known paths.

+ Content History
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2014-06-23Internal_CAPEC_Team
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2015-12-07Updated Related_Attack_PatternsInternal

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