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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Excite for WebServers

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of /cgi-bin/ews

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The Excite for Webservers is installed. This CGI has
a well documented security flaw that lets anyone execute arbitrary
commands with the rights of the http daemon (root or nobody).

Versions newer than 1.1. are patched.


Solution : if you are running version 1.1 or older, then
upgrade it.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2248

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

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