Threat Encyclopedia



This indicates an attempt to access a sensitive file through HTTP requests.
The signature checks for these files:
/etc/passwd (List of local users)
/etc/shadow (List of users' passwords' hashes)
/etc/host (Host file)
These files in Linux system store essential information regarding registered users. Access to these files is usually restricted.

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All HTTP servers that are not properly configured.

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Information Disclosure: Remote attackers can gain sensitive information from vulnerable systems.

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Monitor the traffic from that network for any suspicious activity.
Restrict access to the files.

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