WebSphere '.war' File Detection
Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4961
SynopsisThe remote web server is hosting .war files.
DescriptionThe remote web server is hosting .war files. .war files are compressed source code containers that contain all of the source code and resource files for a particular web application. An attacker gaining access to this file can use any common decompression software and gain access to the source code and resource files. This can lead to the loss of confidential data and possibly more sophisticated future attacks.