Apache Mixed Platform AddType Directive Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17695


The remote Apache server is vulnerable to an information disclosure attack.


The remote host appears to be running Apache. When Apache runs on a Unix host with a document root on a Windows SMB share, remote, unauthenticated attackers could obtain the unprocessed contents of the directory. For example, requesting a PHP file with a trailing backslash could display the file's source instead of executing it.


Ensure that the document root is not located on a Windows SMB share.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17695

File Name: apache_smb_document_root.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2011/11/18

Modified: 2018/01/22

Dependencies: 48204

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:W/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:http_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache, Settings/PCI_DSS

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6514

BID: 26939

OSVDB: 43663

CWE: 200