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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Source routed packets

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Send loose source routed IP packets

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host accepts loose source routed IP packets.
The feature was designed for testing purpose.
A possible hacker may use it to circumvent poorly designed IP filtering
and exploit another flaw. However, it is not dangerous by itself.

Solution : drop source routed packets on this host or on other ingress
routers or firewalls.


Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

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

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