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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MetaInfo servers

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Read everything using '../' in the URL

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote MetaInfo server
permits remote users to read arbitrary
files by entering '../' in the URL.
For instance :

GET ../smusers.txt HTTP/1.0
will read 'smusers.txt'.

Solution : disable this server or upgrade.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 110

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

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