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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Cassandra NNTP Server DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote NNTP server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote NNTP server is subject to a buffer overflow
which permits a possible hacker to disable it remotely by
giving a too long argument to the 'AUTHINFO USER'
command.

Solution : contact your vendor for a fix
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1156

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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