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Want to avoid/secure Web Server Sample Pages which can provide more data about Server/Services running.

Posted on 2009-05-04
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Numerous, known vulnerabilities are associated with Web site sample pages, including information gathering, buffer overflows, and/or disruption of services. A malicious user could use these vulnerabilities to instigate destructive actions against the host device.
Evidence:https://xx.xx.xx.xx/favicon.ico
Note:XS is used for IP
I want to remove this vulnerability...?
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If your scanner found the favicon.ico file to be an evidence for a vulnerability, I'm wondering what the resaon for that is.

The favicon.ico file is an image used for displaying left to your URL address bar in your browser, f.ex. when you look at experts exchange, left to the url bar where it says "http://www.experts-exchange.com" there 's a orange X symbol, that's the favicon.ico of this website.

Mostly every website has a favicon.ico file, so I don't see why this would be a security issue...
Is there any more information you can get us from your scanner, like the reason why it found this file to be harmful or anything like that?

Of course, it might be that someone replaced your favicon.ico file with something else, so make sure that it is still the file that was originally uploaded and not something else.
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Thnaks..!
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