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PPTP overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Determine if a remote PPTP server has remote buffer overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote PPTP server has remote buffer overflow vulnerability.
The problem occurs due to insufficient sanity checks when referencing
user-supplied input used in various calculations. As a result, it may
be possible for a possible hacker to trigger a condition where sensitive
memory can be corrupted. Successful exploitation of this issue may
permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code with the rights of
the affected server.

Solution : The vendor has released updated releases of
PPTP server which address this issue. Users are advised
to upgrade as soon as possible.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7316

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Xue Yong Zhi & Tenable Network Security

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