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Misc information on News server

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Misc information on News server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
This script detects if the NNTP server is open to outside,
counts the number of groups, and tries to post outside.
This channel may been used by virus or trojan.

Solution: Disable the server if it is not used

Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Michel Arboi

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