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Hyperbomb

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote host using the 'hyperbomb' attack

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to reboot the remote host (possibly an HyperARC router)
by sending it a high volume of IACs.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to shut down your internet connection.

Solution : add a telnet access list to your Hyperarc router. If the remote
system is not an Hyperarc router, then contact your vendor for a patch
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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