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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Teardrop

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote host using the 'teardrop' attack

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to make the remote server crash using the 'teardrop' attack.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to shut down this server, thus
preventing your network from working properly.

Solution : contact your operating system vendor for a patch.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 124

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

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