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Test ID:10586
Category:CGI abuses
Title:news desk
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
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
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2172
Bugtraq: 20010103 News Desk 1.2 CGI Vulnerbility (Google Search)
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2001-01/0042.html
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#496064
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/496064
XForce ISS Database: newsdesk-cgi-read-files(5898)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/5898
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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