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wwwboard passwd.txt

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of /wwwboard/passwd.txt

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

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

Description :

The remote host is running WWWBoard, a bulletin board system written
by Matt Wright.

This board system comes with a password file (passwd.txt) installed
next to the file 'wwwboard.html'. A possible hacker may obtain the content
of this file and decode the password to modify the remote www board.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1998_3/0746.html
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1999-q3/0993.html

Solution :

Configure the wwwadmin.pl script to change the name and location of
'passwd.txt'.

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: 649, 12453

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Jonathan Provencher

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