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Easy Message Board Command Execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for Easy Message Board

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running Easy Message Board, a bulletin board system
written in perl.

The remote version of this script contains an input validation flaw which
may be used by a possible hacker to perform a directory traversal attack
or execute arbitrary commands on the remote host with the rights of
the web server.

Solution : Upgrade to the newest version of this CGI or disable it
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 13555, 13551

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Noam Rathaus

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