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Vulnerability Assessment Details

CSNews.cgi vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the csnews.cgi file

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The CSNews.cgi exists on this webserver. Some versions of this file
are vulnerable to remote exploit.

A possible hacker may make use of this file to gain access to
confidential data or escalate their rights on the Web
server.

Solution : remove it from the cgi-bin or scripts directory.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 4994

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 John Lampe

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