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TTL Anomaly detection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for TTL anomalies on the remote host

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host, when queried on open ports, replies with differing TTL values. This could be an
indicator that a transparent proxy is on the way, or that this host is a forwarding router,
honeypot, etc...

A possible hacker may use this information to find critical systems on your network
Solution: Contact vendor for information on closing up this information leak.

Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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