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Proxy File '.pac' Request to Public IP Address

Medium

Synopsis

This host is configured to use proxy settings issued by a public IP.

Description

Proxy auto-config files, or PAC files provide the ability to auto configure proxy settings for your browser, including the ability to configure proxy settings on a per URL basis. Recent traffic from this host indicates it has requested a '.pac' file from a remote web server. In the past, malicious software has been known to use these files to perform Man-in-the-Middle attacks against affected systems.

Solution

Ensure this configuration is intended. If not, correct or disable the proxy settings on the remote host.