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Vulnerability Assessment Details

ntpd overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
crashes the remote ntpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote NTP server was vulnerable to a buffer
overflow attack which permits anyone to use it to
execute arbitrary code as root.

Solution : disable this service if you do not use it, or upgrade
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2540

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Renaud Deraison

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