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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Ascend Kill

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes an ascend router

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It was possible to make
the remote Ascend router reboot by sending
it a UDP packet containing special data on
port 9 (discard).

A possible hacker may use this flaw to make your
router crash continuously, preventing
your network from working properly.

Solution : filter the incoming UDP traffic coming
to port 9. Contact Ascend for a solution.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 714

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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