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mod_gzip format string attack Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
mod_gzip detection

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote web server is prone to a format string attack.

Description :

The remote host is running mod_gzip with debug symbols compiled in.
The debug code includes vulnerabilities that can be exploited by an
attacker to gain a shell on this host.

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Solution :

If you do not use this module, disable it completely, or
recompile it without the debug symbols.

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7

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