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Cisco DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes a Cisco router

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It was possible to crash
the remote router using the vulnerability addressed
by the software bug ID CSCdi74333, that is,
by connecting this port and sending a carriage
return.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to make your
router crash continuously, thus preventing your
network from working properly.

Solution : filter incoming traffic to TCP port 7161.
Contact Cisco for a patch.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 705

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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