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Test ID:10321
Category:Web application abuses
Title:wwwboard passwd.txt
Summary:Checks for the presence of /wwwboard/passwd.txt
Description:
Synopsis :

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'. An attacker 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'.
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 649
BugTraq ID: 12453
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-1999-0953
Bugtraq: 19980903 wwwboard.pl vulnerability (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 19990916 More fun with WWWBoard (Google Search)
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 1999 Jonathan Provencher

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