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Vulnerability Assessment Details


Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Uses SNMP to determine if a flaw is present

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

By sending a crafted NTP control packet, it is possible to trigger a
buffer overflow in the NTP daemon. This vulnerability can be
exploited remotely. The successful exploitation may cause arbitrary
code to be executed on the target machine.

This vulnerability is documented as Cisco Bug ID CSCdt93866.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on
the remote host (although it's believed to not be doable)
Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

*** As Nessus solely relied on the banner of the remote host
*** this might be a false positive

Networks Security ID: 2540

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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