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Vulnerability Assessment Details

counter.php file overwrite

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Determine if counter.php is present

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host has the cgi 'counter.php' installed.

This CGI contains a flaw which can be abused by a possible hacker
to overwrite arbitrary files on the system with the rights
of the web server.

Solution: Remove this CGI
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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