Web Proxy Settings '.pac' File Download Detection

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9272

Synopsis

This host is configured to obtain proxy settings from a web server.

Description

Recent traffic observed from this host indicates it is configured to automatically obtain web proxy settings from a web server.

Solution

Ensure such configurations are sanctioned with respect to company policy.

See Also

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_auto-config

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd361918.aspx

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 9272

Family: Generic

Published: 2016/06/01

Modified: 2016/06/01

Dependencies: 5266, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info