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Vulnerability Assessment Details

FormHandler.cgi

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to read /etc/passwd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The 'FormHandler.cgi' cgi is installed. This CGI has
a well documented security flaw that lets anyone read arbitrary
file with the rights of the http daemon (root or nobody).

Solution : remove it from /.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 799

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

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