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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Kill service with random data

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Sends random data to the remote service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to crash the remote service by sending it
a few kilobytes of random data.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to make this service crash continuously,
preventing this service from working properly. It may also be possible
to exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on this host.

Solution : upgrade your software or contact your vendor and inform it of this
vulnerability
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 158

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

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