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DHCP server info gathering

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Chats with the remote DHCP server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

This script contacts the remote DHCP server (if any) and
attempts to retrieve information about the network layout.

Some DHCP server provide sensitive information such
as the NIS domain name, or network layout information
such as the list of the network www servers, and so on.

It does not demonstrate any vulnerability, but
a local attacker may use DHCP to become intimately familiar
with the network in no time.

Solution : Apply filtering to keep this information off the network
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Renaud Deraison

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