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Vulnerability Assessment Details

FAQManager Arbitrary File Reading Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tests for FAQManager Arbitrary File Reading Vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
FAQManager is a Perl-based CGI for maintaining a list of
Frequently asked Questions. Due to poor input validation it is possible to
use this CGI to view arbitrary files on the web server. For example:

http://www.someserver.com/cgi-bin/faqmanager.cgi?toc=/etc/passwd%00

Solution:

A new version of FAQManager is available at:
www.fourteenminutes.com/code/faqmanager/

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 3810

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Matt Moore

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