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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MacOS X Finder reveals contents of Apache Web directories

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for .DS_Store

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

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 permit, deny
Deny from all


and restart Apache.

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

References:

www.macintouch.com/mosxreaderreports46.html


Networks Security ID: 3316, 3325

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Matt Moore

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