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news desk

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of /cgi-bin/newsdesk.cgi

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The 'newsdesk.cgi' CGI is installed. This CGI has
a well documented security flaw that lets a possible hacker read arbitrary
files with the rights of the http daemon (usually root or nobody).

Solution : remove it from /cgi-bin.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2172

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

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