Insecure HTTP methods


Checks to see if HTTP methods like OPTIONS and TRACE are enabled on any target endpoints.


The resource tested supports the OPTIONS HTTP method. Normally this is considered a security miss configuration as it leaks supported HTTP methods leading to information gathering about a specific server or resource. However, there is a sub-set of the API community looking to use OPTIONS as a method to self discover resource operations. If this is the intended use for enabling OPTIONS, than this issue can be considered a false positive.

The resource tested supports the TRACE HTTP method. In combination with other cross-domain vulnerabilities in web browsers, sensitive information can be leaked from headers. It’s recommended the TRACE method be disabled in your server/framework.