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HTTP TRACE Method Enabled Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
http TRACE XSS attack

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Debugging functions are enabled on the remote HTTP server.

Description :

The remote webserver supports the TRACE and/or TRACK methods. TRACE and TRACK
are HTTP methods which are used to debug web server connections.

It has been shown that servers supporting this method are subject to
cross-site-scripting attacks, dubbed XST for "Cross-Site-Tracing", when
used in conjunction with various weaknesses in browsers.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to trick your legitimate web users to give
him their credentials.

Solution :

Disable these methods.

See also :

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2

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