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Vulnerability Assessment Details

CERN httpd problem

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to find the location of the remote web root

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It was possible to
get the physical location of a
virtual web directory of this host by
issuing the command :

GET /cgi-bin/ls HTTP/1.0

Usually, the less the attacker knows about your
system, the better it feels, so you should
correct this problem.

Solution : use Apache (www.apache.org) since
CERN httpd is no longer maintained

Bugtraq ID : 936
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID: 936

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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