VisualRoute Web Server Detection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1457

Synopsis

The remote application allows attackers to 'bounce' attacks against other networks.

Description

The remote host is running VisualRoute, a web server allowing anyone to perform a traceroute interactively. An attacker may use this interface to perform traceroutes on third party hosts without being noticed, therefore using a VisualRoute server as a relay for their discoveries.

Solution

Disable this server if you do not use it, or block its access on the firewall

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1457

File Name: 1457.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/30

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 10744

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium