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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Tries to read /etc/passwd using Sphider
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains a PHP script that is affected by a
remote file include issue.
The remote host is running Sphider, an open-source web spider and
search engine written in PHP.
The version of Sphider installed on the remote host fails to sanitize
user-supplied input to the 'settings_dir' parameter of the
'admin/configset.php' script before using it in a PHP 'include()'
function. Provided PHP's 'register_globals' setting is enabled, an
unauthenticated attacker may be able to exploit this issue to view
arbitrary files on the remote host or to execute arbitrary PHP code,
possibly taken from third-party hosts.
See also :
Edit the affected script as described in the vendor forum posting
Network Security Threat Level:
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6
Networks Security ID: 17514
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security
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