Web Server HTTP Dangerous Method Detection

high Nessus Plugin ID 10498
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The remote web server allows the PUT and/or DELETE method.


The PUT method allows an attacker to upload arbitrary web pages on the server. If the server is configured to support scripts like ASP, JSP, 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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10498

File Name: http_methods.nasl

Version: 1.50

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 8/30/2000

Updated: 8/8/2018

Dependencies: http_version.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/1/1994

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Microsoft IIS WebDAV Write Access Code Execution)

Reference Information

BID: 12141