Netscape Enterprise Server and iPlanet Web Server directory indexing

netscape-server-directory-indexing (4116) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Netscape Enterprise Server and iPLanet Web Server contain a feature called Directory Indexing. This feature, which is enabled by default, displays a directory listing when a user includes certain tags in a requested URL. This could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to documents or retrieve lists of file names (such as CGI scripts).


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

To turn off Directory Indexing feature through the Administration Interface:

  1. Open the Administration Interface.
  2. Select Content Management --> Document Preferences.
  3. Set Directory Indexing to None.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Netscape Enterprise Server 3.0
  • Netscape Enterprise Server 3.5.1
  • Netscape Enterprise Server 3.6
  • Netscape Enterprise Server 3.6 SP2
  • Netscape Enterprise Server 3.6 SP3
  • Sun iPlanet Web Server

Reported:

Mar 17, 2000

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