Multiple Dangerous CGI Script Detection

high Nessus Plugin ID 11748



The remote web server may contain some dangerous CGI scripts.


It is possible that the remote web server contains one or more dangerous CGI scripts.

Note that this plugin does not actually test for the underlying flaws but instead only searches for scripts with the same name as those with known vulnerabilities.


Visit and check the associated CVE entry for each script found. If you are running a vulnerable version, then delete or upgrade the script.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11748

File Name: dangerous_cgis.nasl

Version: 1.40

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 6/17/2003

Updated: 12/7/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2004-0734

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ThoroughTests, Settings/ParanoidReport

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/7/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0934, CVE-1999-0935, CVE-1999-0936, CVE-1999-0937, CVE-1999-1072, CVE-1999-1374, CVE-1999-1377, CVE-2000-0288, CVE-2000-0423, CVE-2000-0526, CVE-2000-0923, CVE-2000-0952, CVE-2000-0977, CVE-2000-1023, CVE-2000-1131, CVE-2000-1132, CVE-2001-0022, CVE-2001-0023, CVE-2001-0076, CVE-2001-0099, CVE-2001-0100, CVE-2001-0123, CVE-2001-0133, CVE-2001-0135, CVE-2001-0180, CVE-2001-0420, CVE-2001-0562, CVE-2001-1100, CVE-2001-1196, CVE-2001-1205, CVE-2001-1212, CVE-2001-1283, CVE-2001-1343, CVE-2002-0203, CVE-2002-0230, CVE-2002-0263, CVE-2002-0346, CVE-2002-0611, CVE-2002-0710, CVE-2002-0749, CVE-2002-0750, CVE-2002-0751, CVE-2002-0752, CVE-2002-0917, CVE-2002-0955, CVE-2002-1334, CVE-2002-1526, CVE-2003-0153, CVE-2004-0251, CVE-2004-0665, CVE-2004-0696, CVE-2004-0734

BID: 1784, 2177, 2197, 4211, 4579, 5078, 6265

CWE: 22