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Generic format string

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Generic format string attack

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote service is vulnerable to a format string attack
A possible hacker may use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on this host.


Solution : upgrade your software or contact your vendor and inform it of this
vulnerability
See also : http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/81565
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Michel Arboi

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