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PT News Unauthorized Administrative Access

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Determine if PTNews grants administrative access to everyone

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is using the PT News management system.

There is a flaw in this version which permits anyone to execute
arbitrary admnistrative PTnews command on this host (such as deleting
news or editing a news) without having to know the administrator
password.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to edit the content of this website
or even to delete it completely.

Solution : Upgrade to PT News 1.7.8 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7394

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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