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Boa file retrieval

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Boa file retrieval

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote Boa server
permits a possible hacker to read arbitrary files
on the remote web server, prefixing the
pathname of the file with hex-encoded
../../..
Example:
GET /%2e%2e/%2e%2e/%2e%2e/etc/passwd

will return /etc/passwd.

Solution: upgrade to a later version of the
server found at http://www.boa.org

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1770

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Thomas Reinke

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