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Vulnerability Assessment Details

AN-HTTPd tests CGIs

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of several CGIs

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

At least one of these CGIs is installed on the remote server :


It is possible to misuse them to make the remote server

execute arbitrary commands.
For instance :|dir..\..\windows
would show a complete directory listing of the remote system's
private 'C:\windows\' directory.

Solution : Upgrade to the latest version of AN-HTTPd
(, or contact your vendor
for a patch, or consider changing your HTTP server software.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 762

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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