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Vulnerability Assessment Details
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.
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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