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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Connect back to SOCKS4 server

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Connect back to SOCKS4 proxy

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to connect to the SOCKS4 server
through itself.
This permit anybody to saturate the proxy CPU, memory or
file descriptors.

Solution: reconfigure your proxy so that it refuses connections to itself
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

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

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