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Vulnerability Assessment Details

IRC bot detection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Fake IDENT server (IRC bot)

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

This host seems to be running an ident server, but before any
request is sent, the server gives an answer about a connection
to port 6667.

It is very likely this system has heen compromised by an IRC
bot and is now a 'zombi' that can participate into 'distributed
denial of service' (DDoS).

Solution: desinfect or re-install your system
Risk factor: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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