Apache < 2.0.40 Win32 Directory Traversal File Access

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800590


The remote web server is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack.


The remote host is running a Apache 2.0.39 for Win32. There is a flaw in this version which allows anyone to access files that would otherwise be inaccessible by a directory traversal attack. An attacker may use this flaw to read sensitive files on this host, or even possibly execute commands on your system.


Upgrade to Apache 2.0.40 or higher for Win32.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 800590

File Name: 800590.prm

Family: Web Servers

Nessus ID: 11092

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0661

BID: 5434