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Vulnerability Assessment Details

iWS shtml overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Web server buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It is possible to make the remote iPlanet web server execute
arbitrary code when requesting a too long .shtml file (with a name
longer than 800 chars and containing computer code).

A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain a shell on this host

Solution : Disable server side parsing of HTML page (Content Management -> Parse HTML)
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1848

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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