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Vulnerability Assessment Details

newdsn.exe check

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of /scripts/tools/newdsn.exe

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The CGI /scripts/tools/newdsn.exe is present.

This CGI permits any attacker to create files
anywhere on your system if your NTFS permissions
are not tight enough, and can be used to overwrite
DSNs of existing databases.

Solution : Remove newdsn.exe
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1818

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

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