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Buffer overflow in Microsoft Telnet

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to overflow the Telnet server buffer

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote telnet server crashes when it receives too many options,
probably because of a buffer overflow.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain a shell on this host.

Solution: see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms02-004.mspx
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 4061

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

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