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php 4.2.x malformed POST

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for version of PHP

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running a version of PHP earlier
than 4.2.2.

The new POST handling system in PHP 4.2.0 and 4.2.1 has
a bug which permits a possible hacker to disable the remote server
or to compromise it.

Solution : Upgrade to PHP 4.2.2 or downgrade to 4.1.2
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5278

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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