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How do you disable the server type banner on an http request?  Right now ours is publsihing server:  MicrosoftIIS/7.5.  If it can be disabled, can it be disabled without messing up exchange?
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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Why do you want to do that? You don't get security by obscurity.
If you are running Exchange on the server then it will take an attacker about 5 seconds to realise what server you are running.

Simon.
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We hire a 3rd party audit comany to audit our systems, and they have flagged this as a medium vulnerability.  They said to use urlscan tool to obscure the header info, but it appears that with IIS 8, that tool can't be used.  I was hoping there was an easy way to just disable it.
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 1500 total points
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Third party audit companies working to a predefined scripts are nothing but a pain in...

The fact that they have said to use URLSCAN means that
a. They are using old information
b. They have no clue what they are on about, because as you said URLSCAN cannot be used with the later versions of Windows.

Medium Vulnerability. That is a joke.

I do a lot of high risk deployments with high risk financial services clients, this has never been requested. As I already said, hiding something doesn't provide any additional security and in most cases just breaks functionality.

Simon.
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