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thttpd ssi file retrieval

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
thttpd ssi flaw

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote HTTP server
permits a possible hacker to read arbitrary files
on the remote web server, by employing a
weakness in an included ssi package, by
prepending pathnames with %2e%2e/ (hex-
encoded ../) to the pathname.
Example:
GET /cgi-bin/ssi//%2e%2e/%2e%2e/etc/passwd

will return /etc/passwd.

Solution: upgrade to version 2.20 of thttpd.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1737

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Thomas Reinke

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