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Anaconda Double NULL Encoded Remote File Retrieval

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Anaconda Foundation Directory Double NULL Encoded Remote File Retrieval

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote Anaconda Foundation Directory contains a flaw
that permits anyone to read arbitrary files with root (super-user)
rights, by embedding a double null byte in a URL, as in :

http://www.example.com/cgi-bin/apexec.pl?etype=odp&template=../../../../../../..../../etc/passwd%%0000.html&passurl=/category/

Solution : Contact your vendor for updated software.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Noam Rathaus

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