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BlackBoard Internet Newsboard System remote file include flaw

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks BlackBoard Internet Newsboard System version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running the BlackBoard Internet Newsboard System,
an open-source PHP-based internet bulletin board software.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a remote file
include flaw due to a lack of sanitization of user-supplied data.

Successful exploitation of this issue may permit a possible hacker to execute
malicious script code on a vulnerable server.

*** Nessus reports this vulnerability using only
*** information that was gathered. Therefore,
*** this might be a false positive.

Solution: Upgrade to the newest version of this software
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11336

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

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