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.env File Disclosure Vulnerability Scanner

Identify and mitigate the risk of sensitive information exposure through publicly accessible .env files, which may contain critical configuration details such as database credentials and API tokens.


Short Info



Single Scan

Single Scan

Can be used by

Asset Owner

Estimated Time

60 sec

Scan only one




Vulnerability Overview:

Vulnerability: Generic Env File Disclosure
Detection Method: .env File Disclosure Vulnerability Scanner
Severity: High
Impact: Publicly accessible .env files can lead to the exposure of sensitive information, compromising security by revealing database credentials, API tokens, and other secret keys essential for the application's operation.

Vulnerability Details:

The vulnerability stems from improperly secured .env files, which are accessible without authentication. These files often contain sensitive configuration data that, if exposed, can be exploited by attackers to gain unauthorized access to system resources, databases, and external services. The scanner attempts to fetch various .env file paths to identify potential exposure.

The Importance of Addressing .env File Disclosure:

Securing .env files is critical to prevent sensitive data exposure, which can lead to severe security breaches, including data leaks, account compromise, and unauthorized system access. Addressing this issue is paramount for maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your applications and their underlying data.

Why SecurityForEveryone?

SecurityForEveryone offers the .env File Disclosure Vulnerability Scanner, enabling organizations to detect exposed .env files and take immediate corrective action. Our comprehensive scanning technology, backed by expert insights, provides actionable recommendations to enhance your cybersecurity posture effectively.

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