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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Yahoo Messenger Denial of Service attack

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Yahoo Messenger Denial of Service attack

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It is possible to cause Yahoo Messenger to crash by sending a few bytes
of garbage into its listening port TCP 5010.

Solution: Block those ports from outside communication

Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 SecuriTeam

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