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Vulnerability Assessment Details

TFTPD overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes TFTPD with a big UDP datagram

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote TFTP server dies when it receives a too big UDP datagram.
A cracker may use this flaw to disable your server, or even execute
arbitrary code on your system.

Solution : Upgrade your software, or disable this service
Risk Factor : High

Networks Security ID: 401, 5328, 7819

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

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