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vpasswd.cgi

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of vpasswd.cgi

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The 'vpasswd.cgi' CGI is installed. Some versions
do not properly check for special characters and permit
a cracker to execute any command on your system.

*** Warning : Nessus solely relied on the existence of this CGI, it did not
*** acertain if you specific version is vulnerable to that problem

Solution : remove it from /cgi-bin.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6038

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Michel Arboi

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