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LinkSys EtherFast Router Denial of Service Attack

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
URL results in DoS of Linksys router

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host seems to be a Linksys EtherFast Cable Firewall/Router.

This product is vulnerable to a remote Denial of service attack : if logging
is enabled, a possible hacker can specify a long URL which results in the router
becoming unresponsive.

See also: http://www.digitalpranksters.com/advisories/linksys/LinksysBEFSX41DoSa.html

Solution: Update firmware to version 1.45.3
http://www.linksys.com/download/firmware.asp?fwid=172.

Risk: High

Networks Security ID: 8834

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Matt North

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