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x-news 1 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check if version of x-news 1.x is installed

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is prone to
information disclosure.

Description :

X-News is a news management system, written in PHP. X-News uses a
flat-file database to store information. It will run on most Unix and
Linux variants, as well as Microsoft Windows operating systems.

X-News stores user ids and passwords, as MD5 hashes, in a world-
readable file, 'db/users.txt'. This is the same information that is
issued by X-News in cookie-based authentication credentials. An
attacker may incorporate this information into cookies and then submit
them to gain unauthorized access to the X-News administrative account.

See also :

Solution :

Deny access to the files in the 'db' directory through the webserver.

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4

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