lighttpd Status Module Remote Information Disclosure

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure

Description :

The instance of lighttpd running on the remote host allows
unauthenticated access to URLs associated with the Status module
(mod_status), at least from the Nessus server. Mod_status reports
information about how the web server is configured and its usage, and
it may prove useful to an attacker seeking to attack the server or

See also :

Solution :

Reconfigure lighttpd to require authentication for the affected
URL(s), restrict access to them by IP address, or disable the Status
module itself.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 26058 (lighttpd_status_enabled.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now