Apache < 2.0.40 Win32 Directory Traversal File Access

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1498


The remote server is running a web server that is affected by a vulnerability


The remote host is running a Apache 2.0.39 for Win32. There is a flaw in this version which allows anyone to access files that would otherwise be inaccessible by a directory traversal attack. An attacker may use this flaw to read sensitive files on this host, or even possibly execute commands on your system.


Upgrade to Apache 2.0.40 or higher for Win32.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1498

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2017/01/31

Dependencies: 3057

Nessus ID: 11092

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0661

BID: 5434