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Vulnerability Assessment Details

perl interpreter can be launched as a CGI

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
checks for the presence of /cgi-bin/perl

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The 'Perl' CGI is installed and can be launched
as a CGI. This is equivalent to giving a free shell to a possible hacker, with the
http server rights (usually root or nobody).

Solution : remove it from /cgi-bin

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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