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webspirs.cgi

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of webspirs.cgi

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a CGI script that is prone to
information disclosure.

Description :

The remote host is running WebSPIRS, SilverPlatter's Information
Retrieval System for the World Wide Web.

The installed version of WebSPIRS has a well documented security flaw that
lets a possible hacker read arbitrary files with the rights of the http
daemon (usually root or nobody).

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2001-02/0217.html

Solution :

Remove this CGI script.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:N/I:N/B:C)

Networks Security ID: 2362

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Laurent Kitzinger

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