Detects 'Information Disclosure' vulnerability in Laravel framework affects v. through 5.5.21.
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Laravel framework is a popular open-source PHP web application framework used for developing efficient and secure web applications. It provides elegant syntax and tools needed for large, robust applications. Laravel is built to follow the Model-View-Controller architecture and offers built-in tools for routing, authentication, and handling requests. It is widely used by developers to create web applications that can scale with their business.
One of the vulnerabilities identified in Laravel framework is CVE-2017-16894. This vulnerability was identified in the writeNewEnvironmentFileWith function of the KeyGenerateCommand.php file in Laravel, which uses file_put_contents without restricting the .env permissions. This security flaw enables remote attackers to obtain sensitive information like externally usable passwords, by requesting the /.env URI directly. This vulnerability was present in Laravel through version 5.5.21.
Upon exploiting this vulnerability, attackers can gain access to sensitive information such as passwords or API keys, which can be used to steal confidential data, launch denial-of-service attacks, or even access the company's financial and customer data. It can pose a significant threat to the overall security of the web application, exposing it to cyberattacks and data breaches.
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