Intrusion Prevention

Common.Gateway.Interface.common.cgi.Access

Description

This indicates detection of an attempted scan to access common.cgi file on a server.
As access to such files are usually restricted, attempts to access the file might indicates a recon attempt by a malicious actor.

Affected Products

All web server utilizing CGI applications.

Impact

Information Disclosure: Remote attackers can gain sensitive information from vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Monitor the traffic from that network for any suspicious activity.