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Snif File Disclosure

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the version of Snif

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It is possible to make the remote host return the content of any world
readable file by requesting a path outside the bound HTML root directory
from the Snif program.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to view sensitive files that reside on the
remote host.

Solution : Upgrade to Snif version 1.2.5 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Noam Rathaus

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