This vulnerability is 19 years 2 months and 16 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.
SynopsisThe remote web server is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.
Vulnerability DescriptionIt appears possible to read arbitrary files on the remote host outside the web server's document directory using a specially crafted URL. An unauthenticated attacker may be able to exploit this issue to access sensitive information or files on the server, it can also be used to potentially execute uploaded malware.
This is a generic test of this type of vulnerability and targets no specific web server or service. Instead, it attempts a variety of generic directory traversal attacks and considers a product to be vulnerable simply if it finds evidence of the contents of '/etc/passwd' or a Windows 'win.ini' file in the response. It may, in fact, uncover 'new' issues, that have yet to be reported to the product's vendor.
SolutionContact the vendor for an update, use a different product, or disable the service altogether.
Further InformationThere is no further information available at this time.
CVE ReferencesN/A NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
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