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Open WebMail Arbitrary Command Execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for Arbitrary Command Execution flaw in Open WebMail's

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The target is running at least one instance of Open WebMail in which
the component fails to sufficiently validate user input.
This failure enables remote attackers to execute arbitrary programs on
a target using the rights under which the web server operates.
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If safe_checks are disabled, Nessus attempts to create the file
/tmp/nessus_openwebmail_vacation_input_validation on the target.

Solution : Upgrade to Open WebMail version 2.32 20040629 or later.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10637

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 George A. Theall

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