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AliBaba path climbing

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
GET ../../file

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote HTTP server
permits a possible hacker to read arbitrary files
on the remote web server, simply by adding
dots in front of its name.

Example:
GET /../../winnt/boot.ini

will return your C:\winnt\boot.ini file.

Solution : Upgrade your web server to a
version that solves this vulnerability, or
consider changing to another web server, such
as Apache (http://www.apache.org).

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 270

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

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