IBM Lotus Domino ?open Forced Directory Listing

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10057


Databases can be browsed on the remote web server.


It is possible to browse the remote web server directories by appending '?open' to the end of the URL. For example :

Data that can be accessed by unauthorized users may include usernames, server names and IP addresses, dial-up server phone numbers, administration logs, files names, and data files (including credit card information, proprietary corporate data, and other information stored in eCommerce related databases.) In some instances, it may be possible for an unauthorized user to modify these files or perform server administration functions via the web administration interface.


Disable the database browsing. To do this :

1. From the Domino Administrator, select the Configuration tab, and open the Server document,

2. Select Internet Protocols - HTTP tab,

3. In the 'Allow HTTP clients to browse databases' field, choose No,

4. Save the document.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 10057

File Name: domino.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.42 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1999/07/09

Modified: 2013/01/25

Dependencies: 10107, 11919, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:lotus_domino

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2001/10/21

Reference Information