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Vulnerability Assessment Details

HTTP Windows 98 MS/DOS device names DOS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes Windows 98

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to freeze or reboot Windows by
reading a MS/DOS device through HTTP, using
a file name like CON\CON, AUX.htm or AUX.

A cracker may use this flaw to make your
system crash continuously, preventing
you from working properly.

Solution : upgrade your system or use a
HTTP server that filters those names out.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1043, 2575, 2608, 2622, 2649, 2704, 3929, 6659, 6662

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Michel Arboi

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