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Vulnerability Assessment Details

iChat

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains if iChat is vulnerable to a stupid bug

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
iChat servers up to version 3.00 permit
any remote user to read arbitrary files on the target system
by doing the request :
http://chat.server:4080/../../../../../etc/passwd

Network Security Threat Level: High

Solution : Upgrade your iChat server or disable it

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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