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SUSE-SA:2003:005: susehelp Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the susehelp package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:005 (susehelp).

During a code review of the susehelp package the SUSE Security Team
recognized that the security checks done by the susehelp CGI scripts are
Remote attackers can insert certain characters in CGI queries to the
susehelp system tricking it into executing arbitrary code as the 'wwwrun'
user. Please note that this is only a vulnerability if you have a web server
running and configured to allow access to the susehelp system by remote
We nevertheless recommend an update of this package. As a temporary
workaround you may un-install the susehelp package by issuing the following
command as root:

rpm -e --nodeps susehelp

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its
integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply
the update.

Solution :
Threat Level: Medium

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