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Interactive Story Directory Traversal Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of /cgi-bin/story.pl

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It is possible to read arbitrary files on
the remote server by requesting :

GET /cgi-bin/story.pl?next=../../../file_to_read%00

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

Solution: Upgrade story.pl to the latest version (1.4 or later).
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 3028

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Alert4Web.com

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