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Vulnerability Assessment Details

BFTelnet DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
crashes the remote telnet server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to make the remote telnet server crash
by sending a too long user name.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to prevent legitimate
users from using this service.


Solution : Contact your vendor for a patch or do not use this service
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 771

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

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