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Vulnerability Assessment Details

BLnews code injection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of objects.inc.php4

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It is possible to make the remote host include php files hosted
on a third party server using the BLnews CGI suite which is installed.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to inject arbitrary code in the remote
host and gain a shell with the rights of the web server.

Solution : Upgrade to the latest version
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7677

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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