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Poll It v2.0 cgi

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of /cgi-bin/pollit/Poll_It_SSI_v2.0.cgi

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
'Poll_It_SSI_v2.0.cgi' is installed. This CGI has
a well documented security flaw that lets a possible hacker retrieve any file from
the remote system, e.g. /etc/passwd.

Solution: remove 'Poll_It_SSI_v2.0.cgi' from /cgi-bin.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1431

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Thomas Reinke

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