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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SimpleBBS users disclosure

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of users.php

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It is possible to make the remote host enumerate its list
of SimpleBBS users by requesting the file users.php.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain the passwords of the users
and impersonate them.

Solution : Disable this CGI
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7045

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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