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Fingerprint web server with favicon.ico

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempt to fingerprint web server with favicon.ico

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a graphic image that is prone to
information disclosure.

Description :

The 'favicon.ico' file found on the remote web server belongs to a
popular webserver. This may be used to fingerprint the web server.

Solution:

Remove the 'favicon.ico' file or create a custom one for your site.

Risk factor:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:N/I:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Javier Fernandez-Sanguino

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