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phpinfo.php

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of phpinfo.php

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Many PHP installation tutorials instruct the user to create
a file called phpinfo.php. This file is often times left in
the root directory after completion.
Some of the information that can be garnered from this file
includes: The username of the user who installed php, if they
are a SUDO user, the IP address of the host, the web server
version, The system version(unix / linux), and the root
directory of the web server.

Solution : remove it
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Randy Matz

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