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Insecure or unset HTTP headers - X-Content-Type-Options

Description#

The server is missing the X-Content-Type-Options HTTP header.

Impact#

Execute MIME sniffing attacks to obtain technical information and craft new attack vectors.

Recommendation#

Set the X-Content-Type-Options header to nosniff in the server responses.

Threat#

Unauthorized attacker from internet network.

Score#

Default score using CVSS 3.1. It may change depending on the context of the vulnerability.

Base#

  • Attack vector: N
  • Attack complexity: H
  • Privileges required: N
  • User interaction: N
  • Scope: U
  • Confidentiality: L
  • Integrity: N
  • Availability: N

Temporal#

  • Exploit code madurity: P
  • Remediation level: O
  • Report confidence: C

Result#

  • Vector string: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C
  • Score:
    • Base: 3.7
    • Temporal: 3.4
  • Severity:
    • Base: Low
    • Temporal: Low

Requirements#