HTTP methods vulnerability check using netcat

How to check http methods vulnerability ?

HTTP methods for a vulnerability test using the netcat command line utility

Following http methods can lead to significant attack

OPTIONS, TRACE & PUT and DELETE will have significant impact on the web server attack.

OPTIONS: – will give the inside of the web server and version

TRACE: The HTTP TRACE method returns the contents of the client HTTP requests. Attackers can exploit to capture sensitive information like authentication data & cookies .

PUT and Delete : PUT method, allows an attacker to upload files and use them in the form of URL’s and Delete Will allow a user to delete existing files from the web server.
Note: Other methods like : GET,POST,HEAD and CONNECT.

HTTP methods for a vulnerability test using the netcat command

Debian : Install the netcat package
#apt-get install netcat

Centos / Fedora / Redhat
#yum install nc

HEAD HTTP/1.0 , HTTP/1.1 HTTP/2.0 , select based on the webserver version...
#netcat remoteIP 80
OPTIONS / HTTP/1.0
or

#netcat remoteIP 80
OPTIONS http://webserIP/ /HTTP/1.0
host:webserverIP

Try this on Centos
#nc remoteIP 80
HEAD HTTP/1.0 , HTTP/1.1

#netcat remoteIP 80
HEAD / HTTP/1.0

PUT HTTP/1.0 , HTTP/1.1 HTTP/2.0
#netcat remoteIP 80
PUT / HTTP/1.0

TRACE HTTP/1.1 HTTP/2.0
#netcat remoteIP 80
TRACE / HTTP/1.0

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