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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Novell Border Manager

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote Border Manager

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The port 2000 is open, and Novell Border Manager
*might* be listening on it.

There is a denial of service attack that permit
an intruder to make a Novell Border Manager 3.5 slowly
die.

If you see an error message on this computer telling
you 'Short Term Memory Allocator is out of Memory'
then you are vulnerable to this attack.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to prevent this
service from doing its job and to prevent the
user of this station to work on it.

Solution : contact Novell and ask for a patch or
filter incoming TCP connections to port 2000

Network Security Threat Level: High
Warning : if there is no error message whatsoever on this
computer, then this is a false positive

Networks Security ID:

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

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