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Windows LFI Vulnerability Scanner

Uncover potential Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities in Windows systems by probing for accessible system files, such as win.ini, through various path manipulation techniques.


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Single Scan

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Estimated Time

15 sec

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Windows LFI Vulnerability Scanner Detail

Vulnerability Overview:

Vulnerability: Windows Local File Inclusion (LFI)
Detection Method: Generic Windows LFI Detection
Severity: High
Impact: LFI vulnerabilities in Windows systems can lead to unauthorized access to sensitive files, such as win.ini, which may disclose system information or be exploited for further attacks.

Vulnerability Details:

The scanner aims to identify LFI vulnerabilities by attempting to access the win.ini file—a key Windows configuration file—using a series of crafted requests. These requests utilize various encoding and path traversal techniques to bypass standard security measures and access local files. Successful retrieval of win.ini contents indicates a potential LFI vulnerability, posing a risk of sensitive information disclosure or further system compromise.

The Importance of Addressing LFI Vulnerabilities:

Addressing LFI vulnerabilities in Windows systems is critical to preventing unauthorized file access and protecting against potential exploits that could compromise system security. Given their high severity, it is essential to identify and remediate these vulnerabilities promptly to safeguard sensitive data and maintain system integrity.

Why SecurityForEveryone?

SecurityForEveryone provides the Windows LFI Vulnerability Scanner as part of a comprehensive suite of security tools designed to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in your systems. Our platform enables you to proactively detect LFI risks, offering expert insights and actionable guidance to enhance your cybersecurity defenses.


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