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Vulnerability Assessment Details

TFTP directory traversal

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to grab a file through TFTP

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote TFTP server can be used to read arbitrary files on the
remote host

Description :

The TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) is vulnerable to a directory traversal
attack which may permit a possible hacker to read arbitrary files on the remote host
by prepending their names with '../'


Solution :

Disable the remote tftpd daemon, filter incoming traffic to this port, or
run tftpd in a chrooted environment.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/A:N/I:N/B:C)

Networks Security ID: 6198, 11582, 11584

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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