Picto thématique

Rule n° 208 - The server doesn't communicate information on the software and languages used.

IT specialists know the truth: there is no such thing as 100% secure software or IT tools. Every version of software is used extensively - and this is the case for most server software, content management systems and even formats used on the web. Using a particular version of software can lead a malicious person directly to a documented security breach. Your server can be configured to tell everyone that it is running with version X of software Y. Or you can make sure you follow this best practice and it will be silent as the night.

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Goal

  • Prevent the risk of intrusion on the server.
  • Prevent the appearance of malicious content or scripts on the site.

Implementation

Do not communicate via the HTTP headers sent by the server any information on the software and languages used on the server side, in particular via the Server, X-Powered-By and X-AspNet-Version headers.

Control

Check that the HTTP headers sent by the server do not give any information on the software and languages used on the server side.

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