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Vulnerability Assessment Details

PXE server overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
buffer overflow in pxe daemon

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment),
a daemon which can be used to boot diskless clients which
have an intel network card.

There is a flaw in the remote PXE which may permit a possible hacker
to gain a root shell on this host.

*** Nessus disabled this service to perform this security check

Solution : Disable this service
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7129

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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