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/doc/packages directory browsable ?

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Is /doc/packages browseable ?

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The /doc/packages directory is browsable.
The content of this directory gives to a possible hacker instant
knowledge about the versions of the packages installed
on this host, and will help him to focus his attack.

Solution : Use access restrictions for the /doc directory.
If you use Apache you might use this in your access.conf:


AllowOverride None
order deny,permit
deny from all
permit from localhost


Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1707

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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