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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Winnuke

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MSG_OOB against the remote host

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It was possible to crash
the remote host using the 'Winnuke' attack,
that is to send an OOB message to this port.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to make this
host crash continuously, preventing the
system from working properly.


Solution : upgrade your operating system.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2010

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

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