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Vulnerability Assessment Details

OmniHTTPd visadmin exploit

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the visadmin.exe cgi

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It is possible to fill the hard disk of a server
running OmniHTTPd by issuing the request :
http://omni.server/cgi-bin/visadmin.exe?user=guest
This permits a possible hacker to crash your web server.
This script checks for the existence of the faulty CGI, but
does not execute it.

Solution : remove visadmin.exe from /cgi-bin.

Network Security Threat Level: Medium / High

Networks Security ID: 1808

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

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