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Linux 2.1.89 - 2.2.3 : 0 length fragment bug

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote linux box

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It was possible to crash the
remote server using the linux 'zero fragment' bug.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to prevent your
network from working properly.

Solution : if the remote host is a Linux server, then install
a newer kernel (2.2.4). If it is not, then contact your vendor
for a patch.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2247

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

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