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WWWBoard Password File Disclosure (deprecated)

Critical

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to retrieve sensitive files or data.

Description

The remote host appears to be running WWWBoard. WWWBoard is a web-based forum written in Perl. There is a flaw in the default configuration of WWWBoard that would allow a remote attacker to retrieve the password file. To exploit the flaw, the attacker would only need to be able to request the /wwwboard/passwd.txt file. The attacker could then crack the password file and log into the machine with enhanced access rights.

Solution

Upgarde or patch according to vendor recommendations.