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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SWC Overflow

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

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The CGI 'swc' (Simple Web Counter) is present and vulnerable
to a buffer overflow when issued a too long value to the
'ctr=' argument.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain a shell on this host

Solution : Use another web counter, or patch this one by hand

Reference : http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/76818

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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