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Plain Old Webserver Directory Traversal Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tries to read a file using POW

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server is susceptible to a directory traversal attack.

Description :

The remote host is running Plain Old Webserver, a Firefox extension
that acts as a web server.

The version of Plain Old Webserver (pow) installed on the remote host
fails to sanitize the URL of directory traversal sequences. An
unauthenticated attacker can exploit this to read files on the
affected host subject to the permissions of the user id under which
Firefox runs.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2007-02/0197.html

Solution :

Unknown at this time.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/I:N/A:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 22502

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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