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Vulnerability Assessment Details

WindowsNT PPTP flood denial

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

We could make the remote PPTP host crash
by telnetting to port 1723, and sending
garbage followed by the character ^D.
(control-d).

A possible hacker may use this flaw to prevent this host
from working properly and making it reboot
more often than usual.

Solution : Install WindowsNT SP5.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2111

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

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