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SNMP bad length field DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
snmpd DoS

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to disable the remote SNMP daemon by sending
a malformed packet advertising bogus length fields.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to prevent you from using
SNMP to administer your network (or use other flaws
to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the
SNMP daemon)

Solution : see www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2002-03.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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