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Vulnerability Assessment Details

dwhttpd format string

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DynaWeb server vulnerable to format string

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote web server is vulnerable to a format string attack.

A cracker may exploit this vulnerability to make your web server
crash continually or even execute arbirtray code on your system.

Solution : upgrade your software or protect it with a filtering reverse proxy

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5384

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Michel Arboi

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