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Apache <= 1.3.33 htpasswd local overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for Apache <= 1.3.33

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host appears to be running Apache 1.3.33 or older.

There is a local buffer overflow in the 'htpasswd' command in these
versions that may permit a local user to gain elevated rights if
'htpasswd' is run setuid or a remote user to run arbitrary commands
remotely if the script is accessible through a CGI.

*** Note that Nessus solely relied on the version number
*** of the remote server to issue this warning. This might
*** be a false positive

See also : http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2004-10/0345.html
Solution : Make sure htpasswd does not run setuid and is not accessible
through any CGI scripts.
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 13777, 13778

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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