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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Cheops NG without password

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Cheops NG agent is running without authentication

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote service does not require a password for access.

Description :

The Cheops NG agent on the remote host is running without
authentication. Anyone can connect to this service and use it to map
your network, port scan machines and identify running services.

Solution:

Restrict access to this port or enable authentication by starting the
agent using the '-p' option.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:N/I:P/B:C)

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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