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Webnews.exe vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the Webnews.exe file

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a CGI script that suffers from a buffer
overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host appears to be running WebNews, which offers web-based
access to Usenet news.

Some versions of WebNews are prone to a buffer overflow when
processing a query string with an overly-long group parameter. An
attacker may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary shell
code on the remote host subject to the permissions of the web server
user id.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2002-02/0186.html

Solution :

Apply the patch made released by the vendor on February 14th, 2002 if
running Webnews 1.1 or older.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:R/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 4124

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 John Lampe

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