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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RIP poisoning

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Poison routing tables through RIP

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to poison the remote host routing tables through
the RIP protocol.
A possible hacker may use this to hijack network connections.

Solution : use RIP-2 and implement authentication,
or use another routing protocol,
or disable the RIP listener if you don't need it.

Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Michel Arboi

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