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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Home Free search.cgi directory traversal

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts GET /cgi-bin/search.cgi?\\..\\..\\file.txt

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It is possible to read arbitrary files on
the remote server by requesting :

GET /cgi-bin/search.cgi?letter=\\..\\..\\.....\\file_to_read


A possible hacker may use this flaw to read arbitrary files on
this server.

Solution : remove this CGI from /cgi-bin
Bugtraq ID : 921
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 921

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

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