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HP Instant TopTools DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for hpnst.exe

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host has the CGI 'hpnst.exe' installed.

Older versions of this CGI (pre 5.55) are vulnerable
to a denial of service attack where the user can make
the CGI request itself.

Solution : upgrade to version 5.55
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7246

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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