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cgi.rb

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of cgi.rb

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The 'cgi.rb' CGI is installed. Some versions is vulnerable to
remote denial of service.

By sending a specially crafted HTTP POST request, a malicious user can force
the remote host to consume a large amount of CPU ressources.

*** Warning : Nessus solely relied on the existence of this CGI, it did not
*** acertain if you specific version is vulnerable to that problem

Solution : Verify that your version is at least 1.8.1 or later
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11618

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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