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Test ID:10586
Category:CGI abuses
Title:news desk
The 'newsdesk.cgi' CGI is installed. This CGI has
a well known security flaw that lets an attacker read arbitrary
files with the privileges of the http daemon (usually root or nobody).

Solution : remove it from /cgi-bin.

Risk factor : High

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 2172
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2001-0231
Bugtraq: 20010103 News Desk 1.2 CGI Vulnerbility (Google Search)
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#496064
XForce ISS Database: newsdesk-cgi-read-files(5898)
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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