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Quicktime/Darwin Remote Admin Exploit

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks Quicktime/Darwin server for parse_xml.cgi

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running Apple QuickTime Streaming Server.

There are multiple flaws in this version :

* Remote code execution vulnerability (by default with root rights)
* 2 Cross Site Scripting vulnerabilies
* Path Disclosure vulnerability
* Arbitrary Directory listing vulnerability
* Buffer overflow in MP3 broadcasting module

See:
http://www.atstake.com/research/advisories/2003/a022403-1.txt

Solution: Install patches from Apple or disable access to this service.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6954, 6955, 6956, 6957, 6958, 6960, 6990

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Tenable Network Security

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