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Vulnerability Assessment Details

php.cgi buffer overrun

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the /cgi-bin/php.cgi buffer overrun

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
There is a buffer overrun in
the 'php.cgi' CGI program, which will permit anyone to
execute arbitrary commands with the same rights as the
web server (root or nobody).

Solution : remove it from /cgi-bin.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 712

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

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