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Master Index directory traversal vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts GET /cgi-bin/search/search.cgi?keys=*&prc=any&catigory=../../../../etc

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

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

GET /cgi-bin/search/search.cgi?keys=*&prc=any&catigory=../../../../etc



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

Solution : Contact your vendor for a patch
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1772

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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