CGI Generic Tests HTTP Errors

info Nessus Plugin ID 40406


Nessus encountered errors while running its generic CGI attacks.


Nessus ran into trouble while running its generic CGI tests against the remote web server (for example, connection refused, timeout, etc). When this happens, Nessus aborts the current test and switches to the next CGI script on the same port or to another web server. Thus, test results may be incomplete.


Rescan with a longer network timeout or less parallelism for example, by changing the following options in the scan policy :

- Network -> Network Receive Timeout (check_read_timeout)

- Options -> Number of hosts in parallel (max_hosts)

- Options -> Number of checks in parallel (max_checks)

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 40406

File Name: torture_cgi_errors.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: summary

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 7/28/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/enable_web_app_tests