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Rule:

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Sid:
1030

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Summary:
This event is generated when an attempt is made to access the search97.vts file.

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Impact:
Intelligence gathering, remote execution of files, denial of service.  This attack can permit the viewing and execution of files on the vulnerable server.  Additionally, a denial of service attack exists, allowing a remote user to shut down the Verity software. 

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Detailed Information:
The Verity/Search'97 software provides a search engine.  A vulnerability exists with a CGI script associated with Verity software because of improper input checking.  This may permit an attacker to access and execute files as well as shut down the Verity software.

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Affected Systems:
Verity Search97 2.1

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Attack Scenarios:
An attacker can craft a URL to access the vulnerable search97.vts file to remotely read or execute files, or cause a denial of service.

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Ease of Attack:
Simple.  

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False Positives:
None Known.

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False Negatives:
None Known.

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Corrective Action:
Apply the appropriate patch.

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Contributors:
Original rule writer unknown
Modified by Brian Caswell <bmc@sourcefire.com>
Sourcefire Research Team
Judy Novak <judy.novak@sourcefire.com>

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Additional References:

Bugtraq
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/162


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