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Vulnerability Assessment Details

ActiveSync packet overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tests for the overflow in ActiveSync

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote service (probably ActiveSync) could be crashed
by sending it a malformed packet advertising a wrong content-length.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to disable this service remotely. It is
not clear at this time if this vulnerability can be used to execute
arbitrary code on this host, although it is a possibility.

Solution : Filter incoming traffic to this port
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7150

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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