Nonexistent Page (404) Physical Path Disclosure

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server is vulnerable to an information disclosure
attack.

Description :

The remote web server reveals the physical path of the webroot
when asked for a non-existent page.

While printing errors to the output is useful for debugging applications,
this feature should be disabled on production servers.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2002-02/0003.html
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/vulnwatch/2003-q3/0002.html
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2002-06/0225.html

Solution :

Upgrade the server or reconfigure it.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 11714 (404_path_disclosure.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 3341
4035
4261
5054
8075

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1372
CVE-2002-0266
CVE-2002-2008
CVE-2003-0456