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Private IP Disclosure In Response

Private IP Disclosure

What is it?

A private IP (such as 10.x.x.x, 172.x.x.x, 192.168.x.x) or an Amazon EC2 private hostname (for example, ip-10-0-56-78) has been found in the HTTP response body. This information might be helpful for further attacks targeting internal systems.


Test case FAQs

When is this test case applicable?

This is applicable for all API endpoints when the Baseline security category is enabled in test plans.

How does it work?

Responses from the API server are analyzed for the presence of private IP information.

What is the solution?

Verify if private IPs present in the response are justified by a legitimate business requirement. Remove unnecessary private IP information present in responses.