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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Poster version.two privilege escalation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains owl is installed

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running 'poster version.two' a news posting
system written in PHP.

There is a flaw in this version which permits new users to enter
a specially crafted name which may permit them to gain administrative
rights on this installation.

Solution : None at this time - disable this CGI
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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