Web Server HTTP Dangerous Method Detection

This script is Copyright (C) 2000-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server allows the PUT and/or DELETE method.

Description :

The PUT method allows an attacker to upload arbitrary web pages on
the server. If the server is configured to support scripts like ASP
or PHP, it will allow the attacker to execute code with the privileges
of the web server.

The DELETE method allows an attacker to delete arbitrary content from
the web server.

Solution :

Disable the PUT and/or DELETE method in the web server configuration.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 10498 (http_methods.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 12141

CVE ID: