Anomalous HTTP Request Detected

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 7182

Synopsis

A recent HTTP request from this host was anomalous.

Description

HTTP requests with excessive length or complexity that don't include the 'Referer:' request header can sometimes indicate malicious traffic. Some web advertisements and streaming content requests may also exhibit this behavior. Note, over time these results will become increasingly accurate as this type of noise is observed by PVS.

Solution

Review the HTTP request and assess the risk, if any.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 7182

Version: 1.17

Family: Generic

Published: 2015/10/30

Modified: 2017/04/12

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info