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WindowsNT DNS flood denial

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote DNS server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
We could make the
remote DNS server crash by flooding it
with characters. It must be the WindowsNT
DNS server.

Crashing the DNS server could permit
a possible hacker to make your network
non-functional, or even to use some
DNS spoofing techniques to gain
rights on the network.

Solution : install the SP3.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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