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w-Agora remote directory traversal flaw

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for directory traversal in w-Agora

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running w-agora, a web-based forum management software
written in PHP.

The remote version of this software is prone to directory traversal attacks.
A possible hacker could send specially crafted URL to read arbitrary files on
the remote system with the rights of the web server process.

Solution : Upgrade to the newest version of this software
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 6595

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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