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RiSearch Arbitrary File Access

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the presence of RiSearch

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host seems to be running RiSearch, a local search engine.

This version contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized
information disclosure. The issue is triggered when an arbitary
local file path is passed to, which will disclose the
file contents resulting in a loss of confidentiality.

A possible hacker, exploiting this flaw, would be able to gain access
to potentially confidential files which would be useful in
elevating rights on the remote machine.

Solution : Upgrade to the latest version of this software.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10812

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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