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SunKill

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote Sun

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It was possible to make the
remote Sun crash by flooding it with ^D characters
instead of entering our login.

This flaw permits a possible hacker to prevent
your network from working properly.


Solution : Upgrade your telnet server and filter
the incoming traffic to this port.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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