Configuration Management / Version Disclosure

Web and API


Version disclosure is a security vulnerability that occurs when an application or system unintentionally reveals information about its version number or specific components to potential attackers. This information can be exploited by malicious actors to identify known vulnerabilities associated with that particular version, aiding them in crafting targeted attacks.


The risk associated with version disclosure lies in the fact that it provides attackers with valuable intelligence about the software or system they are targeting. Armed with this information, hackers can exploit known vulnerabilities associated with the disclosed version, increasing the likelihood of a successful attack. This type of vulnerability is particularly dangerous when combined with other exploits, as it allows attackers to tailor their approach based on the specific weaknesses associated with the disclosed version.


Modify or obfuscate the version information displayed to users or in error messages. Avoid providing detailed version numbers that could be leveraged by attackers. Further, ensure that all software components are kept up-to-date with the latest patches and security fixes. This reduces the likelihood of attackers successfully exploiting known vulnerabilities.

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