877 : Multiple Web Server Dangerous HTTP Method TRACE
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2003-01-20

Description

RFC compliant web servers support the TRACE HTTP method, which contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The TRACE method is used to debug web server connections and allows the client to see what is being received at the other end of the request chain. Enabled by default in all major web servers, a remote attacker may abuse the HTTP TRACE functionality, i.e. cross-site scripting (XSS), which will disclose sensitive configuration information resulting in a loss of confidentiality.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Exploit: Exploit Public
OSVDB: Web Related

Solution

If the TRACE method is not essential for your site, disable it in the web server configuration. Consult your documentation or vendor for detailed instructions on how to accomplish this.

Products

The Apache Software Foundation
Chukwa
0.4.0
Juniper Networks, Inc.
NSMXpress
Unspecified
NSM3000
Unspecified
NSMXpress HA
Unspecified

References

Tools & Filters

Nikto

1249 1250
11213 14722

Snort

2056

Credit

  • WhiteHat Security, Inc. - WhiteHat Security, Inc.

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 4.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2005-11-08 | Disagree? | There are 1 more: View All

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_1 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_0

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