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CISCO view-source DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
crashes the remote switch

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to make the remote switch reboot by requesting :

GET /cgi-bin/view-source?/


A possible hacker may use this flaw to prevent your network from working
properly.

Solution : see http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/httpserverquery-pub.shtml
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1838

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Renaud Deraison

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