Vulnerability Details

Nmap NSE net: http-passwd

Published: 2011-06-01 14:32:46

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Detection Type:
remote_analysis

Summary:
Checks if a web server is vulnerable to directory traversal by attempting to retrieve '/etc/passwd' or '\boot.ini'. The script uses several technique: * Generic directory traversal by requesting paths like '../../../../etc/passwd'. * Known specific traversals of several web servers. * Query string traversal. This sends traversals as query string parameters to paths that look like they refer to a local file name. The potential query is searched for in at the path controlled by the script argument 'http-passwd.root'. SYNTAX: http.pipeline: If set, it represents the number of HTTP requests that'll be pipelined (ie, sent in a single request). This can be set low to make debugging easier, or it can be set high to test how a server reacts (its chosen max is ignored). http-max-cache-size: The maximum memory size (in bytes) of the cache. http-passwd.root: Query string tests will be done relative to this path. The default value is '/'. Normally the value should contain a leading slash. The queries will be sent with a trailing encoded null byte to evade certain checks.

Solution Type:
Mitigation

References:

http://insecure.org/news/P55-01.txt

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2011-06-01
Modified
2019-04-08
Category
Nmap NSE net

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