Nonexistent Page (404) Physical Path Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 11714


The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote web server reveals the physical path of the webroot when a nonexistent page is requested.

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


Upgrade the web server to the latest version. Alternatively, reconfigure the web server to disable debug reporting.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11714

File Name: 404_path_disclosure.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.23 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2003/06/11

Modified: 2016/05/13

Dependencies: 58363

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/02/05

Reference Information

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

BID: 3341, 4035, 4261, 5054, 8075

OSVDB: 4313, 5406, 6547, 34884

CERT: 278971

EDB-ID: 21276

CWE: 200