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Vulnerability Assessment Details

HFS+ 'data fork' file access

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
downloads the source of a remote script

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host seems to be running Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server.

There is a flaw in the remote web server which permits a possible hacker
to obtain the source code of any given file on the remote web
server by reading it through its data fork directly. A possible hacker
may exploit this flaw to obtain the source code of remote scripts.

Solution : install all the latest Apple Security Patches
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11802

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2006 Tenable Network Security

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