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The PRTG web server accepts PUT and DELETE requests. Is this a security issue?



A security scanner was able to send a test file to the PRTG web server without providing any login data. Does this mean a security leak?

prtg security webserver

Created on Dec 10, 2010 3:33:40 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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No, the security of the PRTG web server is not compromised. It only processes GET, POST, and HEAD requests. PUT and DELETE requests are accepted, but the sent data is not processed at all. It is discarded.

In order to make it easy to detect denial of service (DoS) attacks, PRTG will write an entry in its log file for each discarded request.

Created on Dec 10, 2010 3:40:24 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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