Intrusion Prevention

WWWBoard.wwwadmin.pl.Access

Description

It indicates a potentially malicious attempt to access the wwwwadmin.pl file of WWWBoard.

WWWBoard is a web message board package. There exists a vulnerability in WWWBoard that allows attackers to access the password file from anywhere on the internet.

Affected Products

Any unprotected Matt Wright WWWBoard 2.0 Alpha 2 is vulnerable to the attack.

Impact

Attackers can download the password file and gain full control over the victim system.

Recommended Actions

Apply appropriate patches or Upgrade the system to the latest non-vulnerable version.

Block the access to wwwwadmin.pl from external network.

CVE References

CVE-1999-0953