Web Application Firewall Detection

Info Nessus Plugin ID 41058

Synopsis

The remote web server is protected by a web application firewall.

Description

By analyzing error codes and messages returned from some web queries, Nessus is able to determine that the remote web server is protected by a web application firewall.

Such protection may disrupt scan results. Countermeasures have been taken to make the scan as reliable as possible.

Solution

To get a more comprehensive set of scan results, either whitelist the Nessus server's IP address or scan from an unprotected location.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 41058

File Name: waf_detection.nbin

Version: 1.68

Type: remote

Family: Firewalls

Published: 2009/12/10

Updated: 2020/09/14

Dependencies: 11149, 10582, 34474, 17975

Asset Inventory: True

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info