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mod_gzip format string attack

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mod_gzip detection

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server is prone to a format string attack.

Description :

The remote host is running mod_gzip with debug symbols compiled in.
The debug code includes vulnerabilities that can be exploited by an
attacker to gain a shell on this host.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2003-06/0003.html

Solution :

If you do not use this module, disable it completely, or
recompile it without the debug symbols.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2006 Tenable Network Security

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