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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Delegate overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains if we can use overflow the remote web proxy

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote proxy is vulnerable to a buffer overflow
when it is issued the command :

whois://a b 1 AAAA..AAAAA

This problem may permit a possible hacker to gain a shell
on this computer.

Solution : inform your vendor of this vulnerability and ask
for a patch or change your proxy

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 808

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

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