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NewsScript Access Validation Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for access validation vulnerability in NewsScript

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a CGI application that is affected by an
access validation vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of's NewsScript
that allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication simply by setting
the 'mode' parameter to 'admin', thereby allowing him to add, delete, or
modify news stories and headlines at will.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to a version of NewsScript released on or after March 22, 2005.

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5

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