Summary

Netsparker detected an OpenSearch.xml file.

Impact

An OpenSearch.xml file contains instructions that describe the web interface of a search engine. As such, it may contain URLs, contact information, and other metadata. Additionally, Netsparker will use this file in order to fill its URL pool.

Depending on the content of the file, an attacker might discover hidden directories and files.

Actions To Take

Make sure that the data published in this file only contains information that is meant to be publicly accessible.

Classifications
OWASP PC-C7
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