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Vulnerability Assessment Details

PPTP Detection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Connects to port 1723 to determine if a PPTP server is listening

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

A VPN server is listening on the remote port.

Description :

The remote host is running a PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol)
server. It permits users to set up a tunnel between their host and the
network the remote host is attached to.

Make sure the use of this software is done in accordance with your
corporate security policy.

Solution :

Disable this software if you do not use it

Network Security Threat Level:

None

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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