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Vulnerability Assessment Details

HotNews code injection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of HotNews

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running HostNews, a set of PHP scripts designed to set up
a newssystem for web pages.

It is possible this suite to make the remote host include php files hosted
on a third party server.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to inject arbitrary code in the remote
host and gain a shell with the rights of the web server.

Solution : Upgrade to the latest version of HotNews
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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