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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Personal Web Sharing overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Too long request kills PWS

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to kill the Personal Web Sharing
service by sending it a too long request.

A cracker may exploit this vulnerability to make your web server
crash continually.

Solution : upgrade your software or protect it with a filtering reverse proxy

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2715, 84

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Michel Arboi

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