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Vulnerability Assessment Details

cPanel FrontPage Extension Flaws

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the version of cpanel

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running a version of cpanel which is older or as
old as version 9.9.1.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to two flaws :

- An information disclosure flaw if the FrontPage Extension is installed,
which may permit a local attacker to read arbitrary files on the remote host
with the rights of the 'cpsvrd' process.

- A file ownership problem in the FrontPage Extension which may permit a local
attacker to read the content of a .htaccess file


Solution : Upgrade to the newest version of cPanel or disable this service
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 11455, 11456

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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