newbie question about get requests and page not found

asked 2021-08-02 18:27:23 +0000

I am studying this pcap file and there are endless occurences of get requests for specific files from user agent wpscan and the exact next capture is a page not found from a smartphone apache browser from the same specific files. I am wondering what this means. the wpscan as i understand is a vulnerability scanner, however how can the files be found on the server and the exact next capture is a page not found for the same files?

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The server could be user agent sniffing and return different responses accordingly.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2021-08-03 13:16:44 +0000 )edit

can you explain this in simpler terms please?

jacksfrustration gravatar imagejacksfrustration ( 2021-08-05 09:17:52 +0000 )edit

The server is free to return anything it likes in response to a request, normally it would return the expected page as otherwise it isn't a very good server.

By inspecting the incoming request, including elements such as the user agent, the server could modify the returned result. I don't know if this is happening in your capture, but it's possible.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2021-08-05 18:16:39 +0000 )edit