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Sitemap.xml File and Directory Enumeration

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for a web server's sitemap.xml

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a 'sitemap.xml' file.

Description :

The Sitemap Protocol permits you to inform search engines about URLs on
your websites that are available for crawling. In its simplest form,
a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site.

It has been discovered that many site owners are not building their
Sitemaps through spidering, but by scripted runs on their web root
directory structures. If this is the case, a possible hacker may be able to
use sitemaps to to enumerate all files and directories in the
webserver root.

See also :

http://www.quietmove.com/blog/google-sitemap-directory-enumeration-0day/
https://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/docs/en/protocol.html


Solution :

Site owners should be wary of automatically generating sitemap.xml
files, and admins should review the contents of there sitemap.xml file
for sensitive material.

Network Security Threat Level:

None

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 SensePost

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