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Browsable web directory

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
01/01/2001
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
07/11/2014

Description

A web directory was found to be browsable, which means that anyone can see the contents of the directory. These directories can be found:

  • via page spidering (following hyperlinks), or
  • as part of a parent path (checking each directory along the path and searching for "Directory Listing" or similar strings), or
  • by brute forcing a list of common directories.

Browsable directories could allow an attacker to perform a directory traversal attack by viewing "hidden" files in the web root, including CGI scripts, data files, or backup pages.

Solution(s)

  • http-apache-disable-web-browsing
  • http-iis-disable-web-browsing
  • http-iplanet-disable-web-browsing
  • http-tomcat-disable-web-browsing

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