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Vulnerability Assessment Details

cgiWebupdate.exe vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the cgiWebupdate.exe file

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The CGI 'cgiWebupdate.exe' exists on this webserver.
Some versions of this file are vulnerable to remote exploit.

A possible hacker can use this hole to gain access to confidential data
or escalate their rights on the web server.

Solution : remove it from the cgi-bin or scripts folder.

*** As Nessus solely relied on the existence of the cgiWebupdate.exe file,
*** this might be a false positive


Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 3216

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

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