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Attack: Whisker/Libwhisker Scan

Severity: Medium

This attack could pose a moderate security threat. It does not require immediate action.


This signature indicates the use of Whisker or tools using libwhisker for IDS evasion of HTTP attacks.

Additional Information

Whisker is a CGI-based application used to perform vulnerability assessments on webservers. Whisker can be used to determine potential security vulnerabilities or IDS evasion of HTTP attacks.


  • All Webservers


Monitor whether or not the machine using this tool to scan the webserver is authorized to do so.
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