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Vulnerability Assessment Details

GameSpy Denial

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Disables the remote GameSpy Server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote GameSpy server could be disabled by sending a malformed packet.

A possible hacker could exploit this flaw to prevent this host from being a game
server.

Nessus actually disabled this service.

Solution : Filter incoming traffic to this port, or disable this service
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID: 9741

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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