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NewsScript Access Validation Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for access validation vulnerability in NewsScript

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a CGI application that is affected by an
access validation vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of NewsScript.co.uk's NewsScript
that permits a remote attacker to bypass authentication simply by setting
the 'mode' parameter to 'admin', thereby permiting him to add, delete, or
modify news stories and headlines at will.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?85aba152

Solution :

Upgrade to a version of NewsScript released on or after March 22, 2005.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:N/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 12761

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security

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