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MacOS X Finder reveals contents of Apache Web files Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
MacOS X Finder reveals contents of Apache Web files

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

MacOS X creates a hidden file, '.FBCIndex' in each directory that has been
viewed with the Finder. This file contains the content of the files present
in the directory, giving a possible hacker information on the HTML tags, JavaScript,
passwords, or any other sensitive word used inside those files.

Solution: Use a directive in httpd.conf to restrict access to
'hidden' files:

Order allow, deny
Deny from all

And restart Apache.

Threat Level: Medium

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