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Family: CGI abuses --> Category: infos

MacOS X Finder reveals contents of Apache Web directories Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for .DS_Store

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

MacOS X creates a hidden file, '.DS_Store' in each directory that has
been viewed with the 'Finder'. This file contains a list of the
contents of the directory, giving a possible hacker information on the
structure and contents of your website.

Solution: Use a directive in httpd.conf to forbid
retrieval of this file:

Order allow, deny
Deny from all

and restart Apache.

Threat Level: Medium
(possibly High depending on the sensitivity of your web content)


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