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Vulnerability Assessment Details

EGP detection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Sends an EGP Neighbor Acquisition Message

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote IP stack answers to an obsolete protocol.

Description :

The remote host is running EGP, an obsolete routing protocol.

If possible, this IP protocol should be disabled.

Solution :

If this protocol is not needed, disable it or filter incoming traffic going
to IP protocol #8

Network Security Threat Level:

None

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Michel Arboi

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