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Vulnerability Assessment Details

CGIEmail's CGICso (Send CSO via CGI) Command Execution Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Determine if a remote host is vulnerable to the cgicso vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host seems to be vulnerable to a security problem in
CGIEmail (cgicso). The vulnerability is caused by inadequate processing
of queries by CGIEmail's cgicso and results in a command execution
vulnerability.

Impact:
The server can be compromised by executing commands as the web server's
running user (usually 'nobody').

Solution:
Modify cgicso.h to contain a strict setting of your finger host.

Example:
Define the following in cgicso.h:
#define CGI_CSO_HARDCODE
#define CGI_CSO_FINGERHOST 'localhost'

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6141

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 SecurITeam

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