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INN buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks INN version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running INN (InterNetNews).

The remote version of this server does not do proper bounds checking.
A possible hacker may exploit this issue to crash the remote service by overflowing
some of the buffers by sending a maliciously formatted news article.

Solution : Upgrade to version 2.2.2 of this service or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1249

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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