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Vulnerability Assessment Details

NSM format strings vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains if NSM is vulnerable to format strings attacks

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote proxy is vulnerable to format strings attacks
when issued a badly formed user name.

This flaw permits a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on this
host.

Solution : if you are using NSM, see http://www.solsoft.org/nsm/news/972559672/index_html
or else contact your vendor for a patch

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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