Blocking version information

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Mon Jun 20 15:54:11 UTC 2005

On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 10:04:02AM -0500,
 Barry Finkel <b19141 at> wrote 
 a message of 26 lines which said:

> If I had a script that exploited a vulnerability

You do not even need to perform thought experiments ("If I
had..."). Just look at actual worms and viruses. As you say, they
follow the easiest path. Worms that exploit a vulnerability of
Microsoft IIS do not even check that the remote HTTP server is IIS or
Apache or else. They just try (and fill in the logs of everyone).

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