Apache Server ETag Header Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88098


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


The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability due to the ETag header providing sensitive information that could aid an attacker, such as the inode number of requested files.


Modify the HTTP ETag header of the web server to not include file inodes in the ETag header calculation. Refer to the linked Apache documentation for more information.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88098

File Name: apache_etag_info_disclosure.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/01/22

Modified: 2018/01/22

Dependencies: 48204

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:http_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-1418

BID: 6939

OSVDB: 60395

CWE: 200