Insecure "OPTIONS" HTTP Method Enabled issue

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Hi MS support,

Our Sharepoint site (SP2013) is undergoing security vulnerabilities scan and we have landed on a "Insecure "OPTIONS" HTTP Method Enabled" issue. The recommended fix is to disable WebDAV enabled on the server. However this solution is not feasible as WebDAV is required on the server for mapping network drives.

Are there alternate solution to resolve this issue?
It will be great if any official article from Microsoft can help.

Thank you,

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  1. Allen Xu_MSFT 13,781 Reputation points

    Hi @May ,

    How about disabling "OPTIONS" HTTP method on IIS Web Server? As per my test, I disabled it and I can still map network drives. Please take a reference to the following steps to disable "OPTIONS" HTTP method.

    • Open IIS Manager.
    • Click the server name.
    • Double click on Request Filtering.
    • Go to HTTP Verbs tab.
    • On the right side, click Deny Verb.
    • Type OPTIONS. Click OK.

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