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Vulnerability Assessment Details

PlusMail vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of /cgi-bin/plusmail

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The 'plusmail' CGI is installed. Some
versions of this CGI have a well documented security flaw that
lets a possible hacker read arbitrary
file with the rights of the http daemon
(usually root or nobody).

Solution : remove it from /cgi-bin. No patch yet

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2653

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

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